With the album "Sanger Fra Auschwitz", KATECHON takes a deep dive into the darkest places of the collective human psyche. Here Auschwitz is not just the physical, but also the meta-physical manifestation of evil on earth. The record is a view into the events of the second world war and how it affected the people on both sides. It is anti-totalitarian in form, drawing textually from Paul Celan, T.S. Eliot and beat poetry. The music is cold and bleak, which is ironic considering they spent over one year recording it, utilizing a lot of guitar effects, synthesizers and mellotrons to achieve the full and rich sound it conjures. With this album KATECHON kills off the esoteric child diseases they had in their early years and head straightforward into the entropy of collective madness. The band has also weakened the magnitude of death metal attachment in this record and brought forth a more harrowing black metal commanded approach. “Sanger Fra Auschwitz” is 37 minutes of pure darkness!
released March 1, 2019
Recorded: NORDSTERN studios in 2017-2018
Music and Lyrics: KATECHON
Mastered, Mixed and Engineered: Christian Broholt
Cover Artwork: Martin Schreiner