Halshug: Kæmper Imod

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  • 27.6.19


Copenhagen's hardcore stalwarts, Halshug will be coming up with their third studio full length, Drøm, scheduled for release through Southern Lord on July 19th, 2019. Following Fantasi from a last May, the band reveal the dynamic new single and the LP's opening cut, Kæmper Imod, a heavy and dark hardcore punk piece alive with forcefulness and immediacy.

Guitarist Mathias Schønberg comments on the new song: "Kæmper Imod is a song about losing. The title translates to ‘resisting’ or ‘fighting back’ but the lyrics are defeatist as hell. Back when crust-punk was big there was often a sense of resist-to-exist kind of encouragement in the music – there is none of that in this one. This song is about being tied down and not having any agency. It’s about failing to resist. Fun fact though: I’m not sure if anyone can tell, but the guitar part was heavily inspired by a Smashing Pumpkins song."





Artist photo by Michael José


HALSHUG Live Dates:
07/09/2019 Vaterland - Oslo, NO
12/09/2019 1000Fryd - Aalborg, DK
13/09/2019 Radar - Aarhus, DK
14/09/2019 Stengade - København, DK
20/09/2019 Kulturhuset - Gøteborg, SE
27/09/2019 Plan B - Malmø, SE
28/09/2019 Hus 7 - Stockholm, SE


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