Danish rockers Black Book Lodge are set to release their third album, entitled Steeple and Spire on May 18, 2018, via the band’s ever-reliable compatriots, Mighty Music.
Black Book Lodge is a quartet based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They are not easily labeled in regards to a specific genre, as they work within a lot of different styles and somehow manage to merge these different inputs into a powerful, melodic, organic, and original whole. One way to define them though, would be as being inherently nordic, as their music does invoke an imagery of vast, barren landscapes and white, towering mountains, or as Metalsucks.net puts it: “If Mastodon and Muse had a baby in Denmark and never taught it how to run, that baby would be Black Book Lodge.”
In regards to the general direction on the new album, Ronny elaborates “I felt it was time to gather rather than alienate the listener this time around. As much as I love dark, angsty rock, lately I’ve simply been more inspired by the hope and light life has to offer. You might say the snow on the mountains and landscapes of our two former releases have melted on this one. The sun is out and beaming down, and it feels great, doesn’t it?”
The Danish quartet plays stoner rock. They love their riffs and going heavy on you – but at the same time, they dig a good melody. Singer Ronny Jønsson‘s vocals touch upon notes that may be reminiscent of the soaring musings of Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age. In that sense, Black Book Lodge‘s music will appeal to rock and metal fans alike.
In 2014 Black Book Lodge put out their critically acclaimed debut album Tûndra, and their sophomore album – Entering Another Measure followed soon after.
Steeple And Spire is the third album from Black Book Lodge. Produced, recorded and mixed by Ronny Jønsson and Jakob Gundel and vocal mix and mastered by Jacob Hansen.
Ronny Jønsson – guitars & vocals
Kristian Klærke – guitars
Steven Ardilsø – bass
Jakob Gundel – drums
First single “Spoil The Child” will be released 2nd of March and the band will have a big launch party in Copenhagen on the 18th of May at Halmtorvet 9 in connection with the album release.