1349 have premiered a new song titled “Dødskamp.” The track was commissioned by Innovation Norway, Visit Norway, and the Munch Museum, who asked four Norwegian artists of different genres to create music inspired by the work of renowned painter Edvard Munch.
Guitarist Archaon commented:
“Munch is arguably the biggest Norwegian artist throughout history, together with Edvard Grieg, I suppose. His works are tremendously dark and eerie, reflecting a lot of anxiety, pain and loneliness, in the way I perceive them. So, it suited us perfectly. I chose the work ‘Dødskamp’ which directly translates ‘Death Struggle’ and speaks volumes for itself. It was an emotionally heavy task, and also a completely new way to compose. As well as some very long nights, bereaved of sleep. In the end though, it was worth it. This is the soundtrack to the dilemmas of mortality.”
The song will be released as a limited edition 10″ on April 5. The single is also backed by a live version of “Atomic Chapel.”