Nicolas Miquelon (Bass, Guitar and Vocals) comments:
“Releasing the first EP of a new band always feels great; and it is particularly true with this one. Coming from a region where doom is slowly blooming on the metal horizon, Norilsk is for us like a different kind of seed springing out of the underground. Reactions to the songs have been very positive and we couldnâ€™t be happier about the comments we received thus far.
From the huge sound to the clean layout and the simple vinyl looking packaging, we decided to press a very limited number of CDs, 100 to be precise, while making the digital version available on a pay-what-you-want basis. As records collectors, we like to think, aside from the quantity, that the exclusive Voivod cover gives the CD a rareness quality for fans to enjoy.
From the dramatic black and white 19th-Century photo of an ice shove in the port of Montreal to the duality of languages (French / English) and the frontier city where this band comes from (Gatineau QC / Ottawa ON), the whole EP has an underlying layer of contrasts under its weighty doom embrace.
Japetus is a good representation of what Norilsk is about: slow minimalistic death-doom metal with a few unorthodox elements, tainted in sludge. It doesnâ€™t get any closer to what the future holds for this bandâ€”and like a harbinger of things to come, there are strong links between this CD and the upcoming full length.”
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1 â€“ Japetus (08:14)
2 â€“ Negatron (05:43)
3 â€“ Potsdam Glo (05:43)