The Swedish death metal band Pantokrator is celebrating International Listen to Pantokrator Day (not a joke, a holiday celebrated by their fans on May 6) today by releasing a new music video for ‘Awesome God.’ The song is being released as a stand-alone single and is widely known and sung among Christians, the original made famous by the penman Rich Mullins. The video can be seen below.
“When we add all things to the equation of life we arrive at the indisputable conclusion that: Our God is a truly awesome God. This cover was recorded by request from a Slovakian friend, and the video was made by impulse during Easter 2016.” – Rickard Gustafsson (Drummer).
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.