Swedish death metal band Pantokrator have checked in with the following announcement:
“We in Pantokrator would like to wish you all a very happy Easter. This is our gift to you: We celebrate the risen King by giving you our version of ‘Awesome God’ ( originally written by Rich Mullins, God rest his soul ) an Awesome song recorded for one of our most prominent funders. If you want to bless us with a gift you are most welcome to donate through PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) your blessings will help us in our work to complete the sanctuary.”
Recorded by Pantokrator at Tower recordings, choirs recorded at Luvehult records by Olof Eveborn. Mixed by Rickard Gustafsson. Choirs mixed by Olof Eveborn and Rickard Gustafsson. Mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson at The Panic Room.
The song can be streamed in the soundcloud player below.
Pantokrator will play at our own Mauce.nl festival (In honor of the 10th anniversary of our webzine), This will be their first show in Holland since 2007 (Dead & Alive Fest). Mauce.nl festival will be held on June 18th. in the Naxt Stage, Almelo (NL). See poster below for line-up & details.
Pantokrator‘s latest & long- awaited album “Incarnate” has been released Jan. 21th. 2014 via Rottweiler Records & Soundmass..
“Incarnate” … was a long journey – 7 years – of writing, composing, editing and recording. It is an album that in itself is something all new, yet at the same time has the intensity of their heavy-hitter “Aurum” [2007, Whirlwind Records] and the “Heritage of Blod” [2003, Rivel Records]. Musically, this Swedish band is now heavier but more melodic, brutal but catchy, dark but progressive. With skill and talent, “Incarnate” mixes thrashy riffs with a mantle of death metal and a heart of doom. It is moody extreme metal cloaked in death metal – their best and most diverse album. Add to that top-notch production and a final mix by Jani Stefanovic and you get Pantokrator at the top of their game audibly, lyrically and visibly.
Pantokrator‘s ”Incarnate” has the heaviness of the earth, the speed of the wind, the depth of the waters and destroys like fire!”
Our review for “Incarnate” can be found here.
In December 2013, we conducted an interview with Pantokrator. Read the interview here.