DUN RINGILL returns with the second single leading up to their double concept album Where the Old Gods Play Act 1 & 2. “Blood of the Lord” is an epic track by the Swedish 6-piece group on which Nordic folk influences are combined with doom and progressive metal to create huge, monumental soundscapes. The single tells the story about the concept album’s main character Lucia’s religious conversion from Catholicism to Protestantism.

DUN RINGILL on “Blood of the Lord”: A big meaning needs a big sound!!! This song has one of the deepest meanings on this conceptual album and it inspired us to write one of our most epic tracks ever! To bring the feeling of the lyrics alive, we used choirs for the first time ever and accompanied it with three-harmony guitars, playful drums and super heavy bass lines to give the song a larger-than-life presence. The lyrics are about Lucia, who has to convert from Catholicism to Protestantism to take the communion in order to stay in the congregation where she has found peace. But is there peace within this Parrish? Note that the chants of Blood of the lord, Body of the lord take a sinister twist towards the end to become Blood for the lord, Body for the lord….

“Blood of the Lord” (radio edit) is out on all streaming platforms today, the 3rd of March. DUN RINGILL’s double concept album will be released as two separate albums during 2023 and 2024 respectively.

Upcoming gigs with DUN RINGILL:
3/3 – The Abyss, Gothenburg, Sweden (w/ Kamchatka)
14/4 – Retro Bar, Raufoss, Norway
15/4 – Telerock, Notodden, Norway
19-20/5 – Kristiflax festivalen, Tjörn, Sweden

DUN RINGILL biography:

DUN RINGILL started in 2017 as a dark and doomy project with Nordic folk influences, creating music with big harmonies and presenting them with lyrics directly from the land of evil and darkness within the creative mind of bassist Winberg. This quickly evolved into becoming something much bigger and before long the unique musical recipe of Nordic folk, doom and progressive metal would be born.

When THE ORDER OF ISRAFEL took a one-year break from September 2017, the rhythm section of that band, Patrik Andersson Winberg (Bass) and drummer Hans Lilja (also in LOTUS) grabbed the chance to create new music again together with Patrik’s old band mate from the DOOMDOGS era, Tomas Eriksson (INTOXICATE and ex GROTESQUE). To make this exciting project of DUN RINGILL as great as possible, the band teamed up with Gothenburg’s fella musicians, guitarists Tommy Stegemann (SILVERHORSE), Jens Florén (also in LOMMI & ex- live guitarist for DARK TRANQUILLITY) and Patric Grammann (SFT, NEON LEON).

In Autumn 2020, a line-up reshuffle was made with experienced drummer Neil Grant joining the group after Hans Lilja left. This addition would prove to be influential in pushing their musical boundaries even further by not only adding a progressive oddity to the mix, but simultaneously delving even deeper into the folk and heavy doom and metal worlds which the band already use as their playground.

As a follow up their two highly acclaimed albums Welcome and Library of Death (with average reviews of over 8/10 for both albums), the band toured with acts like CHURCH OF MISERY, YEAR OF THE GOAT and ELDER they also played festivals like Headbangers Open Air and Gloomy Days to name just a few.

The release of their new album will be an adventurous double concept album, released as two single albums via The Sign records, and based on a movie script written by Patrik Andersson Winberg (bassist and main songwriter in DR) and Jonas Granath (teacher in religion and literature). Contact has been made with movie producers who have shown great interest in the script thus far. More info to follow later this year. The story (based in Scotland in early 1900) centers around the manipulation of the church with a priest whose secret agenda only reveals itself at the end.

Thomas Eriksson – Vocals
Neil Grant – Drums
Patrik Andersson Winberg – Bass
Jens Florén – Guitar
Tommy Stegemann – Guitar
Patric Grammann – Guitar