Magenta Songs For The Dead on LP
Featuring Anders Odden of Satyricon!
Songs For The Dead, the brand new album from Norwegian band Magenta is a masterpiece of dark and savage beauty. Magenta was founded by Anders Odden of Satyricon and this, the band's Stateside debut features guest appearances by Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Apoptygma Berzerk. Magenta was formed by Vilde Lockert Odden and Anders Odden in 1995. They take inspiration from a wide range of music and describe their work as a soundtrack to a movie you have to create in your head.
Anders Odden is well known in the international metal scene as guitarist for Norwegian black metal legends, Satyricon. His guitar prowness has also served well for Cadaver, Apoptygma Berzerk and Celtic Frost to name a few. But unlike any of these, Magenta is his main musical outlet as a composer/writer.
Songs For The Dead was born through deep tragedy. The Magenta family had been invited to stay at Ministry leader, Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet Studios compound during the Xmas of 2012. They arrived the same day that Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia left after finishing some recording. Then shortly after, on December 22, news reached them that Mike passed away.
Everyone at Al's compound was overwhelmed with grief. To try to get somewhat back to normal in the midst of this, they all decided to record something. The Magenta's daugther, Regine, had written a song called "Ghost" in the castle of Duke Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro) the Xmas before. They recorded this track with Al's magic touch and the idea for the album dedicated to those who have past on, was born.
The 10-track affair is like a requiem and is a new birth for Magenta. As Anders himself has said; "Magenta is my playground where I can be as diverse and melodic as I want to."