Tommi Tuhkala: Drums, Synth/Effects
Joel Notkonen: Bass, Synth/Effects, Backing Vocals
Dario Kåll: Guitars, Backing Vocals
Owe Inborr: Vocals, Guitars
Unleashing their fourth album “Det Österbottniska Mörkret” this coming May 2023 on Black Lion Records, Finnish black metallers ONDFODT want you to find out “Where Death Roams”with the latest video for their single featuring guest vocals from Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns of Finntroll.
Watch and listen:
ONDFODT‘s forthcoming album“Det Österbottniska Mörkret”is very dark both lyrically and musically along with vocals in Finnish and English. The album was written in 2022 by vocalist/guitarist and band founder Owe Inborr and honed by all the members to perfection before hitting the studio in September 2022 at Wolfthrone Studios where it was also mixed and mastered. Guest contributions also include Jacob Björnfot (KVAEN) and Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns.
The album follows their three full-lengths “Norden” (2021), “Dödsrikets Kallelse” (2019), “Hexkonst” (2014) released on Immortal Frost Productions, and their self-released debut EP “I” (2013).
Inspired by their stomping ground in Ostrobothnia, a region in Western Finland where the band was founded in 2013, they are fond of their home and the dark folk tales they have embraced since childhood.
The band comments:
“This album is about exploring the darkest side of Ostrobothnia, both lyrically and sonically. If you are from Ostrobothnia you will understand the endless darkness during winter when the sun is barely going above the horizon. You will also understand the dark history of the witch hunt in this part of Finnish history. “Det Österbottniska Mörkret” is about all of that and going even deeper to the roots of all the evil spirits that live in the area. This album’s focus is to take you through the dark history of murders and the darkest side of people driven by religion. And as well as the urban legends of the spirits and the evil creations that live in the endless forests of Ostrobothnia. And finally, the record takes you through death itself, for example, in the song “Dödsrejson”. ‘You feel the life is slowly fading, everything turns cold, You close your eyes and let go, soon you’ll be home again’.”
“Det Österbottniska Mörkret” is due out on May 26, 2023, viaBlack Lion Records and is available for pre-order at the following links:
Digital – https://orcd.co/det-osterbottniska-morkret
Limited Edition – Vinyl (Red, Black), Cassette, CD, Digital:
Tvelatan – https://youtu.be/a-zi-RVA2TY
Dödsrejson – https://youtu.be/FXDU7pWvbX0
Live Video – The Return Live at Black Sheep (FULL CONCERT 2022) – https://youtu.be/gANEumERxNw
1 – Det Österbottniska Mörkret – 2:10
2 – Tvetalan – 3:30
3 – Furstins Tid – 3:59
4 – Tå Do Dör – 3:59
5 – Where Death Roams – 3:39
6 – Falskhejtins Folk – 4:55
7 – Själavandring – 4:15
8 – Höstfruktan – 4:31
9 – Dödsrejson – 7:11
10 – Tå Livi Bleknar – 2:05
Album Length: 40:18
ONDFØDT started in April 2013 when founding members Owe Inborr and Mikael Kåll decided to start a new raw black metal project. They spent a couple of days in the studio and soon Ondfødt’s first EP entitled “I” was released independently. The release of the EP turned out to be a success and it didn’t take long until all copies were sold out.
Ondfødt immediately started to work on new material and signed a deal with Immortal Frost Productions for the release of their debut album. After the release of the first EP Ondfødt recruited three new members: Bassist Dario Vujocevic, Drummer Simon Bondegård on Drums, and Guitarist Juuso Englund.
During the recordings of Ondfødt’s debut, Simon Bondegård, unfortunately, had to leave the band, and vocalist Owe Inborr jumped in as a replacement during the recordings.
In 2017 vocalist Owe started to write new music for their upcoming album “Dödsrikets Kallelse”.
In 2018 Ondfødt entered Wolfthrone Studios for the second time and started the recordings.
This time they got vocalist “Mathias Lillmåns” from “…and oceans, Finntroll” to guest as vocalist on the track “No Ere Jo Satan” which they later made a music video of. The album got released on CD, Vinyl, and Digitally in early 2019.
After the recording of “Dödsrikets Kallelse” in 2018 Owe started again to write new material for the third album “NORDEN” and together with guitarist Juuso they shaped a new sound for the band. The recording phase of “NORDEN” took place in 2019 at Wolfthrone Studios and this time they got “Jacob Björnfot” from “KVAEN” to perform 2 solos on the album. On the tracks “Han Bor I Skuggona” and “Gifti Från Tadjin” you can hear his performance. Norden got released on CD, Vinyl, and Digitally in the summer of 2021.
In December 2021 Dario joined the band again but this time as guitarist and decided together with Owe to bring back Ondfødt live once again after almost 9 years away from the stage. In early 2022 “Tommi Tuhkala” (Outlaw, KVAEN) joined the band as their permanent drummer.
In April 2022 Ondfødt released the first glimpse of the band live again by releasing two “live in studio” videos together with session bassist Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns (Finntroll, …And Oceans).
After that Owe started to write new songs for their 4th full-length “Det Österbottniska Mörkret”. Later in the summer, the band joined “Black Lion Records” to release their 4th album for its release in May 2023. In September 2022 “Joel Notkonen” joined the band permanently as their bassist and together they shaped the songs to their fullest and started the recordings once again at “Wolfthrone Studios”.
In December 2022 Ondfødt had their comeback gig at “Black Sheep Pub & Terrace”. The concert was filmed and recorded professionally by “Wolfthrone Studios” and got released by “Black Lion Records” on the 31st of December 2022.
2023 – Det Österbottniska Mörkret (Black Lion Records) – LP
2021 – Norden (Immortal Frost Productions) – LP
2019 – Dödsrikets Kallelse (Immortal Frost Productions) – LP
2014 – Hexkonst (Immortal Frost Productions) – LP
2013 – I (Self-Release) – EP