WELMOED is a project by Thijs Mulders (Asklepeion, Misanthropia) that started in 2018. The band’s name WELMOED has been chosen because it resembles strength, to strive for, and willpower. Musically, it has not too much boundaries, yet it sets the tone for atmospheric rock / metal most of the time. Influences may vary, from a rock – ish song to blastbeats filled pieces that go hand in hand with tremolo picking shrieking guitars with an icy edge. Sometimes lush and quiet, other moments are filled with ugliness and rage.
Thijs wrote the entire material, and to realise the project as a whole, Veerle Kiliaan on vocals (SHE!) stepped in, and so did her counterpart on harsh vocals: Bram Koller (Misanthropia). Hugo de Waal (Misanthropia) joined in on drums.
“Ask & Embla” is an album that lyrically uses themes about mythology, prevail and loss, and metaphoric references to deception through religion and such.
Music was mixed and mastered by Dion Vermaes at Dion Vermaes Audio Engineering. Cover artwork and layout was done by Jan Örkki Yrlund who cooperated with such bands like Amberian Dawn, Cytotoxin, Manowar, Korpiklaani, Týr and more. Band logo by Daniel Neagoe. Band photography by Pally JVisuals & Feey.
Debut album will out digitally and on CD in cooperation with Polish label Via Nocturna. Release date is scheduled on July 28, 2023. Pre-order is available at our webstore.
You can check out the promo track “Verlosend vuur” here:
The tracklist is as follows:
02. Ask & Embla
03. De Zee en Haar Heimlijk Rijk
05. Verlossend Vuur
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