Vægtløs Release 'Aftryk'
We’re proud to bring you the ‘Aftryk‘ from Danish band Vægtløs. The album is released on the 2nd Feb via loads of great independent record labels. We have copies of both the Red opaque/marbled black and black vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with 8 page full colour booklet.
Pick up your copy here: https://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/shop/vaegtlos-aftryk-12/
The album is a culmination of several years of work that was hindered in growing by a pandemic and the constant setbacks of life. The record is a melodic and vast sound that is forged to enclose the personal Danish lyrics about people close to the band who died or suffered deadly diseases. The inspiration to do so has been found in watching and experiencing the unadulterated beauty of life and death.
Originally each song was named after the person that band sang about, but that was changed to more fitting titles, as the protagonist of the song (singer Troels’ sister in law) suddenly died. The song was intended to be a “let’s beat this cancer together” rally call, but ended in a more tragic manner.
What do you do when one of your best friends gets diagnosed with cancer? How do you handle losing someone close to you?
Vægtløs are trying to wade into questions like these on their upcoming album, which solely includes songs about people close to the band who died or suffered deadly diseases.
Vægtløs focuses on a vulnerability and openness that are lacking in the music scene, but also in society, in general. Life is fleeting and fragile, and Vægtløs is a bridge to gap between the monumental emotional dread underlying the fact that all beauty will eventually die and the cathartic strength found in music.
Vægtløs are scene veterans coming together for their love of everything emotionally heavy, passionate, honest and sincere. The band is not afraid to wear their heart on their sleeves and paint a scenery of the remote and primitive Nordic landscape that is both silent and loud.
In these immensely bleak times, the need for melancholic and desolate music has never been greater. Vægtløs pours every last bit of passion into their aggressive yet emotional music which can be described as intense and atmospheric post-metal with hints of black metal, post-rock, post-hardcore, and emo, eventhough it is not a distinct variation of neither of those, but a mutated multifaceted modificaton of the sum. Musically the band never took any notice of trends and genres, as the band draws inspiration equally from life as from art and music.
For fans of:
Birds in Row, Lightbearer, Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Le Pré où je suis mort, Lack, Numenorean, Omega Massif, Pianos Become the Teeth, Svalbard, Touchè Amorè, Vi som älskade varandra så mycket, Mihai Edrisch and others
After playing their first show in June 2022 things started to take off for Vægtløs. Under a month after their first show they were asked to play support for shoegaze legends Nothing, and word about the band started to spread. It resulted in a few interviews and features from different magazines around the world. And when their first single dropped, it got more than 2000 streams in one month on YouTube.
Kakofoni was the first 7″ that Vægtløs released on the 4th of November (it was released on 18 different record labels on 7” and MC) and it is already in its third pressing, and it quickly saw positive reviews coming in; culminating in the band playing a show in Copenhagen in the freetown of Christiania at one of the most legendary venues in the country, Loppen, and being asked to support one of the biggest metal bands in Denmark, Møl, on their tour.
Vægtløs also played a sold out show in their home town Aalborg; underneath the biggest bridge in the city center next to the fjord dividing the city in two.