Bergen, Norway- Blood Command have released powerful new single ‘Forever Soldiers Of Esther’.
The track is incredibly close to band member Yngve Andersen’s heart. His family belonged to something that for outsiders, could remind them of a cult. Yngve and his siblings got to feel that judgement and negativity every day from other kids, teachers and parents due to it being a small village.
The lyrics in the verses are outtakes from what Ester told Yngve before going to school, to prepare him for what he would meet and to not listen to them, stay strong and never surrender. The chorus is what Yngve would wish he could say to her but never did. This paved the way for the powerful attitude and want for going against the grain attitude that today, is Blood Command.
Forever Soldiers Of Esther
Esther Andersen was named after the Jewish Queen, who in the bible risked her life to save the Jewish people from being exterminated with her braveness. A story that says “stay strong, be brave and don’t let the bastards get you.
Forever Soldiers Of Esther is in memory of guitarist and songwriter Yngve Andersens now deceased mother Ester Andersen-(1951-2015).
The band previously announced a headline UK tour in support of the new album ‘World Domination’ due for release this Autumn. The see will see them take in 8 dates around the UK, ending in Londons Iconic, 100 Club.
Full dates below:
1st December Rough Trade, Bristol 2nd December The Flapper, Birmingham 3rd December Deaf Institute, Manchester 4th December Attic, Glasgow 6th December Cluny 2, Newcastle 7th December Rough Trade, Nottingham 8th December The Mood, Cardiff 9th December Joiners, Southampton 10th December 100 Club, London
Tickets on sale now
Whilst previous singles have cradled audiences with their ethereal death pop sound, make no mistake, the album “World Domination” is 20 rapid bursts of every side the band has to offer. Infectious grooves, blast beats, singer Nikki Brumens powerful screams and riot grrrl chanting, techno interludes and that delicate side which lulls you into a false sense of security before ripping into the listener once more.
The record dives into unrequited love, the hatred of the unjust, the power of faith and the darkness of the abyss and never giving up on trying to climb out of it.
“Like various underground religious groups throughout history, Blood Command’s ever growing following, The Awaketeam, is rising around the globe, and we are not stopping until World Domination. So keep your eyes peeled for purple shrouds, three stripes and black and white sneakers.”
This is Blood Command at its most interesting. Come and be a part of the movement.
World Domination Track Listing:
The Band With The Three Stripes
Valley Of Hinnom
Forever Soldiers Of Esther
The Plague On Both Your Houses
…In The Shadow Of Deaf
Welcome To The Next Level Above Human
It’s Not Us, It’s Them
Hate Us Cause They Ain’t Us
Keep My Seat Warm
Reap What You Sow
“World Domination” is Produced by Yngve Andersen, Engineered and mixed by Simon Jackman and Mastered by Dag Erik Nygaard. Artwork by Robert Høyem. Recorded at the Ranch, Southampton, UK and SpaceKraft, Bergen Norway.
“World Domination” is released 29th September 2023 on UK’s Hassle Records and Norwegian Loyal Blood Records.