Ulver Unveil New Album ‘Messe I.X – VI.X’ Online

By on 19 August 2013

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Norwegian black metal masters turned avant-garde deities Ulver surprised everyone last night when they unveiled their stunning new full-length ‘Messe I.X – VI.X’ online through their Bandcamp page. The band had previously released a statement in December last year, criticising platforms like iTunes and Spotify and urging fans to buy their music directly from them instead, and posted this on their website last night –

GLOOMY SUNDAY

Dear parish, as CDs are airborne – and leakage is imminent – we have decided to accelerate the digital release on our own platforms. We have held back as long as we can. Messe I.X–VI.X is now available from our webshop and Bandcamp. Just like that.

Again: we urge all conscientious music lovers to purchase digital from our platforms. WAV and all other formats at Bandcamp, 320 kbps MP3 via our webshop. Spotify and iTunes will follow in September, along with the release of Kscope’s standard editions.

Please share and spread the word. We hope you enjoy the somber sound of the wolves’ mass.

Ulver, Oslo, August 18 2013.

Consisting of music commissioned for Tromsø Kulturhus in cooperation with the Arctic Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘Messe I.X – VI.X’ is one of Ulver’s most ambitious works to date. You can listen to the entire record below, and download it through Ulver’s Bandcamp page for the bargain price of €7!

You can find Ulver on Facebook.

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