Swedish symphonic extreme metal act ZORNHEYM, founded and led by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Zorn (ex-DARK FUNERAL / ex-Devian), has released its brand new EP, The Forgotten Inmates. This acoustic EP marks the next chapter in the band’s haunting musical journey. Following the success of their debut album, Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns, which introduced listeners to the band’s terrifying concept of a mental institution and its prisoners, ZORNHEYM continued their narrative-driven approach with their 2021 full-length record, The Zornheim Sleep Experiment. Now, with The Forgotten Inmates, the band delves deeper into their dark universe!
The EP features a folk version of the track “Slumber Comes in Time,” accompanied by a brand new music video. ZORNHEYM’s unique take on this song showcases their ability to blend their powerful symphonic elements with folk influences. The main melody, derived from an original Swedish folk song, sets the tone for a chilling experience that immerses listeners in the band’s twisted world.
Speaking about the acoustic rendition of “Slumber Comes in Time”, ZORNHEYM shared, “We wanted to arrange it in a folk style. The main melody for the song is taken from an original Swedish folk song, so we felt it suitable to rewrite the lyrics in Swedish as well to really lean into the source.”
Watch the video here:
ZORNHEYM, however, do not only represent musical talent but also strong visual art that has always surrounded their works, as both albums of the band are accompanied by a stunning graphic novel, in which each chapter takes a closer look at the different inmates of the ZORNHEYM asylum. While the album’s lyrics and the session notes in the booklet served as two parts of the complete story, with the release of “The Forgotten Inmates” ZORNHEYM now deliver the final piece of the puzzle, as the EP comes along with the official graphic novel for the band’s latest album The Zornheim Sleep Experiment, and you will follow Dr. Bettelheim from when he is putting the final touches on his statement of intent till the horrific ending of the experiment. As on their debut Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns ZORNHEYM have again collaborated with the super talented Finnish artist Anu Saari, who has brought the story to life with her amazing painting skills!
The Forgotten Inmates track listing:
01. Keep the Devil Away (acoustic version)
02. Slumber Comes in Time (folk version)
03. Whom the Night Brings… (lockdown version)
04. Corpus Vile (acapella)
05. Garde le Diable Éloigné (French version)
The Forgotten Inmates was recorded at Wing Studios. Mix and master by Sverker Widgren. The EP was produced by Sverker Widgren & Zorn. Artwork by Anu Saari. “The Forgotten Inmates” is available for purchase at THIS LOCATION
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