The Copenhagen-based hardcore-punk trio release a third studio album titled “Drøm” (“Dream”) by summer, 2019. With the new record the band expand their sound with experimental elements and longer songs. The tempo and the force are high but have been taken down a notch compared to their earlier LP’s “Sort sind” and “Blodets bånd” from 2016 and 2015.
Halshug have been active in the Copenhagen underground rock scene with their gloomy hardcore-punk since late 2012. Since the first shows, the guitar passages have gradually become longer, the lyrics more audible (although they are in Danish) and the mid-tempo songs take up more of the set-list than the fast-paced songs.
Just like the two earlier albums, the new record “Dream” is released by Southern Lord (Greg Anderson, Sunn o))). It is Recorded by Simon Sonne (Orm) in Copenhagen and mixed at Dead Air Studio, MA, USA (The Men, Warthog, etc.) and mastered by Peter Peter (The Sods, Bleeder, etc.)
Halshug have played many shows around Europe and in the USA since the release of their demo-tape in 2012, they have been nominated for a critic’s award and have played the biggest festivals in Denmark.
Jakob Johnsen – bass/vocals
Mathias Schønberg – guitar
Mads Folmer Richter –drums