Swedish gothic rock band De Arma exclusively presents a new EP on Side-Line

(Photo by Nicklas Lundqvist) Released via Silent Future Recordings, but already streaming exclusively on Side-Line, here’s the latest release from Swedish gothic rock band De Arma: their new EP “Nightcall.”

The EP has just been released from their second album, “Strayed in Shadows”, and features three songs featuring Andreas Pettersson and Maria Oja on vocals. You get a mixture of elements of metal music infused with layers of cold 80s synth melodies also introducing darkwave elements.

Andreas Pettersson, singer and co-founder of De Arma, explains: “While tracks like ‘After Dark, You’re There’ capture the heavy presentation we used to explore in the past, others, like ‘Shame Drifter’ sound completely different. Instead of an acoustic drum kit, we experimented with old school drum samples courtesy of Roland and Korg.

The “Nightcall” EP is available on limited CD-digipak and colored vinyl with artwork by Boris Groh.

Check out the press release below.

About Arma

De Arma was founded in 2009 by guitarist, vocalist and bassist Andreas Pettersson. After enlisting drummer Johan Marklund, the duo recorded three tracks for “Towards the Shores of the End” (Nordvis), a 2011 split with British band Fen. In the very first incarnation of De Arma, the founder’s black metal roots
shine a little. But there were also a lot of musical elements present that remain a staple in the band’s sound today.

Later that year, encouraged by the positive response to the split’s release, De Arma wrote a full-length record moving further away from black metal and into the realms of gothic rock. “Lost, Alien & Forlorn” (Trollmusic) was released in February 2013.

A follow-up album was composed in its entirety over the months following the debut. Unfortunately, subsequent obligations delayed its completion until 2021, when De Arma unveiled “Strayed in Shadows” (Trollmusic). The second chapter saw the band explore a wide range of music – from gothic metal, to synthwave, to pop music.

To round off an already eventful year, De Arma have entered into a multi-album collaboration with Swedish label Silent Future Recordings.


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