The Sign Records
Release date: 7. May 2021
The Sign Records proudly presents the fourth studio album of Sweden’s VOKONIS! "Odyssey" is the band’s first true prog record - a record for the new decade.
After the success of their critically acclaimed third album "Grasping Time" (2019), VOKONIS immediately went into recording more material. With the goal set to further expand the prog landscape, the band has crafted recordings that is more dynamically diverse and forward-thinking than ever before. Ranging from full-blown doom to melodically blissful passages, the new album features guest musician Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka) on Keyboard.
With tangible prog influences combined with stand out choruses, the six tracks on "Odyssey" further explores the sound that VOKONIS introduced on "Grasping Time". Jonte’s clean vocal lines are effectively blended with Simon’s aggressive bark, creating tons of depth as the sound shifts from dreamy psychedelia to faze-melting sludge heaviness. The new tracks are backed up by the rhythmical patterns provided by new drummer Peter Ottosson who, since his affiliation in early 2019, has proved to be a spark plug of inspiration for the band.
"Odyssey" was recorded in Studio Soundport / Sweden by Mikael Andersson and mastered by Magnus Lindberg. The artwork for the album and its singles was made by Kyrre Bjurling.
"Blackened Wings" - Official Video Clip: https://youtu.be/djU37tvH5Fw
3. Blackened Wings
5. Hollow Waters
6. Through the Depths
Simon Ohlsson - Guitar and Vocals
Jonte Johansson - Bass and Vocals
Peter Ottosson - Percussion - Drums