Symphonic Extreme Metal band based in Stockholm – founded and led by multi-instrumental mastermind and songwriter Zorn.
After parting ways with his former band Dark Funeral, he was determined to shake up the traditional Metal meets Symphony approach with his new band Zornheym.
Zornheym quickly grew from an ambitious idea into a dramatic musical and cinematic narrative revolving around the horrors of a mental institution and its prisoners.
Inspiration drawn from icons such as Dissection, Dimmu Borgir and King Diamond is paired with real string orchestration and a powerful full choir.
Every song on the debut album will have a visual accompaniment in the form of short graphic stories with further exploration of the themes as short films in place of the standard approach to music videos.
The line-up is completed by Facebreaker’s Bendler on vocals, guitarist and musical arranger Scucca, and Diabolical drummer Angst.
The debut album has been recorded at Wing Studios by Sverker Widgren, renowned veteran of sound engineering on the Scandinavian extreme metal scene (October Tide, Demonical, IXXI, Diabolical)
“A Silent God” is both a fast-rushing, hard-jabbing, adrenaline-triggering rush and a sweepingly panoramic (and sometimes bombastic) piece of music.
It includes hard-punching riffs, swirling guitar melodies, and weaponized drum attacks — as well as savage vocal ferocity.
But the music is dynamic, breaking the band’s hard-driving charge with an acoustic interlude as well as soaring clean vocals, in addition to the lofting grandeur of symphonic strings and a massed choir.