”A massive tidalwave from above…” The line from one of the lyrics from the debut album “More God Than Man” by the Copenhagen-based quartet Death Rides a Horse really says it all. Powerful doom metal that captures the essence of classical metal without sounding as mere imitation or nostalgia.
Death Rides a Horse was formed in Copenhagen in 2007 and as witnessed through the EPs “Pantokrator” (2009) and “Tree of Woe” (2012), Death Rides a Horse have gone from strength to strength. Ever since the bands inception, they have been perfecting their musical formula, brewing up a storm of pounding drums, furious riffing and haunting vocal melodies.
At the epicenter of Death Rides a Horse’s musical onslaught lies the immensely powerful and soaring voice of Ida Hollesen who gives Death Rides a Horse a unique and unearthly sound, while the dual guitar-attack of guitarists Kenneth Engelsen and Jens Hollesen provides a solid background for Ida’s vocals.
Death Rides a Horse draws their inspiration primarily from ancient mythology, world literature and epic fantasy, and the result is a lyrical and musical universe that evokes an ancient sense of mystery. Death Rides a Horse is epic music about life and death.
A stream of successful live shows throughout Denmark, including the Metal Magic Festival in Fredericia and the Mono Goes Metal festival in Århus has confirmed the bands recognition as a musical force to be reckoned with.
Now, Death Rides a Horse are ready to present their debut album: “More God than Man”. The album clearly demonstrates Death Rides a Horse true power: a collection of songs loosely build around a concept of mythological archetypes and earthshattering guitar riffs. Heavy as hell and yet breathtakingly melodic. Powerful metal heralding mankind’s impending doom. Hence the moniker POWERDOOM.
Truly one of the most unique and strongest metal bands to spring out of Denmark in a long time.
May The Horse be with you – always!
"More GOD Than Man" LP out through Deadbangers Productions.
Black vinyl (lim.200) or Clear vinyl (lim.100).
Incl. free download code.