Electro-Industrial project Blood Magick releases new album "Hexikon"
Swedish electro-industrial act Blood Magick has released their brand-new album “Hexikon”. On the ten-track album Blood Magick has promised to return to its roots of occult electro-industrial. Bouncing back and forth between EBM, electro-industrial, and noise, “Hexikon” will inspire imagery of devilry. “Hexikon” is available on Bandcamp as a free download or as a “name your price” purchase.
Speaking on the album, Blood Magick stated:
I often use layers of sound to create a thick atmosphere. I have used various analogue synths and samples from movies. At times it is noise shaped into a rhythmic ritual sound wall. The music is inspired by esoterism, horror, anti-Christianity, and occultism. Several of the tracks feature ritual verses. The vocals take the shape of a demonic entity using distortion and, in a way, symbolizes a darker side of myself; I can express myself through art by creating music. The term "demon" is derived from the Greek word daimon meaning divine power, fat, or God. The actual translation of demon means "replete with wisdom" connoting that the demons were highly knowledgeable creatures, evident in their knowledge of an individual's sins. A hexikon is an occult lexicon, dictionary, or glossary. At various parts of the album, I felt the need to express the feeling of isolation, dissolving into nothingness as life has become meaningless. There was a point in time when Corona raged the heaviest and drained all my creativity. It felt like art in itself was dying within our scene. Through the endless cycle of suffering, chaos, death and sacrifice something new shall come and we are born again.
Patrick Sandermo originally began creating darkwave, EBM, and industrial inspired music in 2014 under the name My Own Sorrow. He also built a reputation for himself for having he club Bat Night in Stockholm, Sweden, under the DJ name Night0wl. He has performed at WGT multiple times, and has appeared at Amphi Festival, Electronic Summer / Winter, Lumous Festival in Finland, and Darkland Fire Festival in Estonia.
In 2018, Sandermo changed the name of his project from My Own Sorrow to Blood Magick. He made the transition as the original project was supposed to have a female vocalist and a focus on darkwave and Japanese Death Poetry. The transition allowed him to better represent his music. As Blood Magick, he has performed at Lumous Festival 2019, Darkland Fire Festival in 2018, Findustry Festival, and has performed alongside artists such as Rave The Reqviem, Evestus, Machinista, and Dr Arthur Krause.
Under both Blood Magick and My Own Sorrow, Patrick Sandermo has appeared on various compilations from Brutal Resonance, Swedish Electro Scene, Gothic Spectra, and more. He has released a collection of best of tracks from My Own Sorrow under the Blood Magick album “Ascension”, and has since released an EP “Adversary”, a dark ambient special “Incubus”, as well as his latest album “Hexikon” under Blood Magick.
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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