in the folk scene around Stockholm, Sweden. Johtun had been in various bands before but
nothing which caught his interest. The trio started to play black'n roll but lacked a vocalist
and a steady second guitarist. After a few months Nine (WITHERSHIN) and Nox
(WITHERSHIN, PRAY FOR LOCUST, RIKET) joined and the journey began to take shape.
Together they formed the band WORMWOOD and released their debut EP in 2015,
The Void – Stories From the Whispering Well.
A record where they mixed folk, black and rock'n roll. Lyrics based on old Scandinavian folk
With a sense of unfulfillment they began to reshape their sound. After a toilsome year of live
performances and creating new music, all of the songs where done and the next step was to
Sverker Widgren (DEMONICAL, DIABOLICAL) was the first choice, so WORMWOOD
entered Wing Studios to record Ghostlands – Wounds From a Bleeding Earth (release date
in spring 2017). The final product was an ethereal mix of genres, black metal, folk, rock. All
this was combined in an atmospherical undertone.
Fruitful years are surely to come.