Riket releasing new EP & Lyric video!
Swedish death metal act Riket, is releasing a lyric video for the song “Dödsdansen i månskensnatten”, taken from the bands new EP “Ofärder”.
RIKET is a project with members from Netherbird, Wormwood, Mephorash and Pray for Locust playing death metal with lyrics in Swedish.
“Dödsdansen i månskensnatten” describes the event in 1885 where an opera performance from a balcony at the Grand hotel in Stockholm left 19 people trampled to death as the crowd started to move. To date the most deadly gig performed on Swedish soil. Opera moshpits are the most brutal.
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RIKET was formed 2016 by Johan (Netherbird) on vocals and Tobias (Netherbird) on guitar. The first recording “Avarter” was done with Adrian Erlandsson (At the Gates, The Haunted, ex-Netherbird) and was released on 7” vinyl and digitally. After the initial formation a more solid line up came into place as Jerry (Wormwood) joined on second guitar and Stefan (Pray for Locust) on bass. Love Stark (Mephorash) completed the line up and together they released the live EP “Motvalser” in 2018. The band has been active on the local underground scene and played a handful of gigs in the Stockholm area and two festivals (one small in Oslo and Gamrocken Metal Fest in Sweden). The focus has been to play crude death metal with lyrics in Swedish and to keep things uncomplicated. Now it is time for the second studio effort, the “Ofärder” EP out on ViciSolum Productions.