Norwegian 3-piece, SAVER, have dropped a new video for “I, Vanish” with some pretty cool visual overlays. The track is taken from their album “They Came With Sunlight“ coming out March 8th via Pelagic Records.
Check it out below and let us know what you think?
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“The video is a direct reference to the visuals we’ve been using live during the past year. The visuals is created by Simen Skari, and it displays abstract, wave-like formations that is constantly evolving while at the same time appear quite repetitive, which we feel matches our music quite well. Implementing these visuals into the video, it feels like a natural continuation of what we are doing in a live setting.“ – SAVER
SAVER from Oslo, Norway deliver an astounding album of sublime heaviness, shimmering moogs, abrasive vocals and
a devastating, gnarly bass tone.
SAVER is the new project of Ole
Christian Helstad, Ole Ulvik Rokseth and
Markus Støle of TOMBSTONES and
“The idea of starting SÂVER was
a consequence of ending
something“, comments Helstad.
“In the beginning it was a good mix of loss, in a
way, and the excitement of a blanc
canvas. In hindsight, we shared a feeling
of longing for an escape, getting away
from the known, and immersing
ourselves into something completely
different… which is scary and exciting at
the same time. It mirrors the band both in a literary sense, as well as the general mood
during the writing process.“
The band recorded the album in May 2018 in Norrköping, Sweden, while camping out in the Swedish woods nearby. Much like label mates LLNN or Briqueville, SAVER’s sound is characterized by a strong component of apocalyptic synths and textural electronics hovering above the base of heavy guitars and bass – a mélange that works incredibly well, and has been becoming increasingly popular across the globe of heavy music lately.
While listening to “They Came With Sunlight“, it’s surprising to learn that SAVER are a relatively new band. The album surely does not sound at all like a debut album: the transitions are too well-crafted, the pace and vibe too dense and consequent, and a great tranquility lies within or beneath the heaviness, something that is rarely accomplished by young bands.
But the members of SAVER have known each other for years, and have been active in the Oslo underground music scene in various bands… some of them made it to Roadburn and Psycho Las Vegas (Tombstones), while others toured squats and small venues across Europe, all of them contributed to their member’s experience and the serenity which SAVER exudes. Helstad has even created his own boutique music festival in Oslo called Høstsabbat, with bands like Amen Ra, Asteroid, Toner Low on the 2018 bill.
“A lot of the lyrics are centred around the idea of leaving this world behind, towards something undefined“, Helstad explains. “Which makes the eternity of cosmos an inevitable image in the viewfinder. Like hitting the road, except upwards with no rear view mirror.“
Enjoy that ride upwards that is “They Came With Sunlight“!