GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA  release the  first single off upcoming album ET EX


Progressive rock instrumentalists GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA from Stockholm, Sweden will be releasing their newest, 5th studio album effort entitled ET EX on 12 October, 2018 via InsideOutMusic worldwide.

GBS have launched a first single with the start of the album’s pre-order.
Check out Capercaillie Lammergeyer Cassowary & Repeat here:

GBS checked in with the following comment about the track: “To us, ‘CLC&R‘ is a logical progression in the continuous chiselling of the sound that is Gösta Berlings Saga – or at least parts of it. While the song itself is very minimalistic and repetitive, we didn’t spare any expenses on this one instrumentation-wise to achieve a sense of contrast – for instance by inviting Lars Åhlund from Soen on saxophone. Basically, it’s a simple and powerful tune with a complex soundscape!”

The upcoming ET EX album was recorded throughout a year-long period from May 2017 until May 2018 in various studios with the help of producer Daniel Fagerström and mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering (Björk, The Mars Volta).

Alongide a Digipak CD format and the Digital Album format, ET EX will also be available as 180gr. LP (with the entire album on CD as bonus) on black vinyl, but also as strictly limited runs on clear vinyl (100x copies via IOM webshop / CM Distro) and on silver vinyl (200x copies via the band directly).

Pre-order ET EX it its various formats starting today here

Or here from the IOM shop

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The music of GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA is an incredibly dynamic Nordic instrumental adventure, tilting from melodic, starkly beautiful lines shimmering like an aurora borealis over the desolate Arctic tundra, to powerful and aggressive riffs reminiscent of glacier calves crashing into rugged Scandinavian fjords. Over the years the band’s music has been compared to King Crimson, Goblin and Radiohead, mixed into their very own and peculiar sonic universe.

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA was formed in 2000 in the Stockholm suburb of Vällingby, taking its bandname from one of the most famous works in Swedish literature, the debut novel of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, which was published in 1891. To date GBS have released 4 albums as follows: Tid Är Ljud (translated as Time Is Sound) in 2006, Detta Har Hänt (translated This Has Happened) in 2009, “Glue Works“ in 2011 and most recentlly Sersophane in late 2016. While the latest release came out through the band’s own label Icosahedron Music, GBS have now teamed up with InsideOutMusic as new worldwide label partner to launch their upcoming, fifth studio album entitled ET EX on October 12th, 2018.

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA are online in the usual places:






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