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Delusions of Grandeur (Sahg album)

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Released  October 25, 2013
Producer  Iver Sandøy
Artist  Sahg
Label  Indie Recordings
Length  46:39
Delusions of Grandeur (2013)  Memento Mori (2016)
Release date  25 October 2013
Genres  Doom metal, Stoner rock
Recorded  Earshot Studio, Grieghallen Studio and Mackverk Studio, Bergen, Norway. 2013
People also search for  III, Memento Mori, II, I, Sahg 1

Delusions of Grandeur is the fourth studio album by the Norwegian heavy metal band Sahg, released on October 25, 2013, under the Norwegian record label Indie Recordings. It's the first concept album of the band, with the delusions of grandeur theme or megalomania.

Contents

Kvitrafn, original drummer of the band, collaborated in recording of "Walls Of Delusion".

An animated music video was made for "Slip off the Edge of the Universe", directed by Alexander Lillevik.

On February 12, 2014, Metal Blade Records premiered the song "Firechild" from the album in North America on the music blog lastrit.es, ahead of its official North American release on February 18, 2014.

Sahg slip off the edge of the universe


Musical style

Delusions of Grandeur marks a turning point towards a more experimental sound and a psychedelic stoner rock genre, radically different from the traditional heavy metal style of the previous three albums of the band.

The lyrics tells the tale of a man who slowly loses grasp of everything he has learned and experienced throughout his life and enters a vast imaginary state where he experiences increasingly severe delusions of grandeur.

Cover art

The cover art (created by illustrator Robert Høyem) presents an imaginary astronaut on a psychedelic colorful background and geometric shapes. In this regard, Olav Iversen said in an interview:

Track listing

All lyrics written by Olav Iversen; all music composed by Sahg, except where noted.

Sahg

  • Olav Iversen - Vocals, guitars
  • Tony Vetaas - Bass, vocals
  • Thomas Tofthagen - Guitars
  • Thomas Lønnheim - Drums, percussion
  • Guest/session musicians

  • Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik - Percussion, vocals (Track 4)
  • Iver Sandøy - Vocals (additional), percussion, piano, moog, analog soundscapes
  • Production and engineering

  • Iver Sandøy - Producer, mixing, mastering
  • Robert Høyem - Design
  • Jarle Hovda Moe - Photography
  • Norway, Germany, Austria and Sweden release date: October 25, 2013.
  • Rest of the world: October 28, 2013.
  • Songs

    1Slip Off the Edge of the Universe5:55
    2Blizzardborne5:37
    3Firechild5:11

    References

    Delusions of Grandeur (Sahg album) Wikipedia


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