The extreme metal band ALKALOID consists of international high-class musicians, including current and former members of bands like Obscura, Spawn of Possession, Aborted, Dark Fortress, Necrophagist, God Dethroned, Blotted Science and Noneuclid.
To fund their album they started a crowdfunding campaign in late 2014 that turned out to be a huge success.
You can order Alkaloid's debut album "The Malkuth Grimoire" at alkaloid-band.com.
This band is defined through the field of tension created between musical opposites. Alkaloid merge extreme metal and other more diverse genres of music into a unique style that people will somehow find familiar, but haven‘t heard yet. All musicians in the band are known and active death metal players who all have a much broader view of music than just blastbeats and growls. Alkaloid want to establish from the beginning that they have many faces, and oscillating between (seemingly) contrary or mutually exclusive styles is a factor. To use playing technique only to write good songs, is another factor. Alkaloids are a chemical compound produced by many plants and other organisms. They are found in many psychoactive substances (psylocin / LSD, cocaine, nicotine, caffeine, morphine, bufotenin, and many medical plants among others). The band sees the term Alkaloid as a symbol for the chemical agent that changes matter, or the perception of the physical universe and produces intense experiences of a multidimensional or exaggerated nature. The fact that they affect both mind and body gives them the allure of a magical formula, after which nothing is the same. The nature of „change happening“ is something very much presented in Alkaloid's music, lyrics and visual identity. Let it be one big permanent morphing! You can order Alkaloid's debut album "The Malkuth Grimoire" at alkaloid-band.com
The Malkuth Grimoire
- March 2015
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