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  • Jason Hesley


Following on from the April release of their acclaimed sophomore full length, Lake Drinker, Sweden’s HORNDAL have today announced plans to release a new two-track single - titled Be Evil. The self-proclaimed rust metal band from the eponymous town of Horndal expand upon their true-to-life horror story, with Be Evil and b-side track Deceiver taking aim at the evils of their hometown’s deforestation and big tech hypocrisy.

Be Evil is due for release via Prosthetic Records on January 14 and will be released on yellow 7” vinyl, limited to 300 copies worldwide.

Speaking on the surprise announcement, HORNDAL comments: "Not ok, Google. What good-hearted company has a motto like "Don’t Be Evil”? Only a demon needs that type of everyday reminder. Perfect inspiration for a heavy tune. The artwork features the remains of an eurasian eagle-owl, the Horndal region’s official spirit animal, pierced by invasive knot-weed. The b-side, The Deceiver, is taken from the recording sessions of our debut album, Remains." In continued support of Lake Drinker and Be Evil, HORNDAL will be performing throughout Sweden in the coming months, starting with two select dates alongside The Hives, The Hellacopters and Graveyard. Upcoming HORNDAL live dates: 17 December - Globen - Stockholm* 18 December - Göranssons Arena - Sandviken* 14 January - Frimis Salonger - Örebro 15 January - Folkteatern - Göteborg 10-11 February - Gefle Metal Cruise 12 February - Gloomy Days Festival - Stockholm 4 March - House of Metal - Umeå 1 April - Garaget - Avesta 2 April - Fredagsmangel - Jakobsberg 7 May - Broken Dreams - Borlänge 11 June - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg 30-31 July - Dalarocken - Hedemora

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