Sweden’s Moloken launch a music video for “Hollow Caress”. Released as a single from their 2020 studio album “Unveilance of Dark Matter”, “Hollow Caress” offers modern hardcore influenced metal combined with overloads of melodies and despair. The single is now available with a video, made by 3D artist Josefin Jonsson/ Pastelae. Besides the new video, Moloken also presents new shows in Scandinavia, dates below.
Kristoffer Bäckström Moloken on “Hollow Caress”:
Hollow caress is a song about my feelings of constant defeat and trying to reach the surface but always knocked further down, making me drown mentally over and over again. But where there is death, there is new life. Some struggles are ment to be lost… it was the beginning of the end.
18/5 Stockholm @ klubb fredagsmangel, Se
19/5 Oslo @ Vaterland, NO (w Conjurer, Stiu Nu Stiu)
20/5 Göteborg @ Belsepub sticky Fingers, SE (w Agrimonia)
21/5 Köpenhamn @ Colossal Weekend festival, DK
25/5 Umeå @ Klubb berlin, SE
14-16/7 Gävle @ Gefle Metal Festival, SE
Since the dawn of time music has been a part of human history and it’s the only language that has transcended every age. Of the few fortunate that channel one of humanities oldest forms of expression is the aging colossus Moloken. Born in the bitter cold of Umeå in 2007 the band has walked their own path disregarding musical conventions and genres. To change, morph and evolve restlessly is in the very fabric of Moloken and the titan above us is still on a journey into the unknown. Music is their religion and it unleashes feelings that are only understood by the heart of those who listen.
Throughout the last 12 years the band has been fusing together influences from Death/Doom/Black Metal along with 70’s progressive rock and Hardcore. The result is a unique blend of dark, moody and menacing music that manages to be both cerebral and crushingly heavy. The goal of the band has always been to create something of their own while acknowledging that they are standing on the shoulders of giants: Burn what we worshipped and worship what we burned. Once you’ve heard Moloken, it’s hard to wash it out of your clothes. It stains, like coffee or blood.