THE OBSERVER

The end of May. A splendid time to begin the journey to the release of our album, “The Night Sky”, on October 1st, 2021. The time finally arrived to publicly unleash the first song, so you, our dear friends and listeners of fine music, can be dragged in our upcoming epos about Death and Loneliness. (Check our VIDEO section on this page for the Lyric Video)

The Observer is the opening track of the new album and tells the story of the “person” that is doomed to watch humanity for eternity and write down its story. To see but not to be seen. To live forever, being invisible.

We would like to ask you to please SHARE this video in any way you can, and spread the word of our newest melancholic story. We would be very grateful and appreciative.

PREORDER+ WILL START ON JUNE 1ST!!

The first steps into the real world are here. We are happy to inform you that today we can unveil the artwork and track listing of our upcoming 2nd full-length album, which will bear the name “The Night Sky”. Scheduled Release Date: October 1st, 2021.

The album will hold 8 epic, diverse, dynamic and intense songs, that showcase the band’s best and most mature work to date. An album beyond genre boundaries, an album made without disruptive influences from the outside world. We still like to call it Melancholic Metal, but we know this doesn’t say much to some of you. We touch and absorb the intensions behind doom and gothic metal, as well as hints of atmospheric and post metal. But most of all, it sounds like Vetrar Draugurinn.

Track listing “The Night Sky”:
1. The Observer (5:45)
2. The Night Sky (7:36)
3. Lansdown Hill (4:46) (featuring Mark Kelson of The Eternal)
4. The Fear of Letting Go (6:23)
5. The Lonely (6:30)
6. Our Lady of Perpetual Emptiness (6:06)
7. As I Drift on an Ocean towards a Distant Shore (7:36)
8. Reynisfjara (10:32)

The beautiful and atmospheric artwork and layout of this album will be once again created by the talented Gogo Melone ART.

This album is a big step forward for the band and shows that they have carved their own niche in the scene. Lifting this album above the maelstrom and making it their best to date.

A special (limited) pre-order/funding will be available from June 1st, 2021.The band is releasing the album under their own label Dark Skies Coming, which means a lot of extra work and asking the help from others. The special pre-order is to generate funds to take care of the marketing side of this release, so the world will know it exists and it gets the attention this epic album deserves. We will be offering the album as Digital Download, CD and vinyl, as well as some limited edition perks. We hope you all are as excited about this release as we are, and we hope we can count on your support to make this release as epic as its songs. More news to come soon!

We have re-evaluated our current online home and decided to re-do our webshop. With 4 items restocked, and hopefully some more to come, we hope that all of you can find something to your liking and spread the word of Vetrar Draugurinn. Thank you for your support!

You can find our webshop HERE

The month of May has kicked down the door and we’re establishing some mayor progress in the process. On the very first day of this month we headed out for some brand new band photographs, taken by our dear friend Cristel Brouwer. We took some band photos and some individual photos at several locations; all to go with the release of the upcoming album.

The album will feature one song with guest vocals from another dear friend, namely Mark Kelson (singer/guitar player of the Australian Dark Metallers The Eternal). He added some nice clean vocals in high and (gothic) low range. A very nice contrast to Marjan’s vocals that will lift the sing to another level.

And finally we can announce that the mix of the album is done and yesterday we have sent it out to the UK for mastering. Moving onwards, we will have more news coming soon, as we are heading down several different paths at the same time. Stay tuned!