STRIGASKÓR NR. 42 "Armadillo" Digipak CD (Hellthrasher Productions 2015)
Strigaskór nr 42 is a band with quite a long history, but sporatic activity through the years. Formed in the late eighties, Strigaskór nr. 42 came to be at the forefront of the vibrant Icelandic death-metal scene in the early nineties (3-way split with Sororicide and In Memoriam released back in 1992). The band's only full album to date, 'Blót' (1994), veered away from traditional metal style into more avantgarde sound and received widespread critical acclaim and a cult status in Iceland's music community, being considered by many as the best metal album ever released by an Icelandic band. Now, nearly twenty years later, the band is back with a new album, "Armadillo", self-released digitally in September 2013, with the CD version coming in March 2015 via Hellthrasher Productions. The band's current incarnation draws its influences from such acts such as Voivod, Primus, Madness and Wire, while remaining a unique and colorful fusion of various styles from industrial metal through noise rock to twisted punk.
The album comes in a 4-panel digipak with quite minimalistic layout featuring slightly re-designed cover art and - for the first time - brand new Hellthrasher logo. Limited to only 500 copies worldwide, this is a unique opportunity to hear this legendary Icelandic act on a physical format after 20-year hiatus.