Progressive rockers VITSKÄR SÜDEN present “Hidden By The Day” video off upcoming third album “Vessel”; out May 17th on Ripple Music.

Los Angeles progressive rock and dark folk goldsmiths Vitskär Süden premiere their new video “Hidden By The Day” exclusively on Psychedelic Baby Magazine today. The song is taken from their third album “Vessel”, due out on May 17th through Californian label Ripple Music. 

About the song, the band says: “Hidden By The Day” is an unusual ballad telling the story of a post-apocalyptic survivor struggling to find shelter and sustenance in the woods. Ultimately overtaken by the elements, he finds rebirth through the forest. “It may be out of the ordinary for a progressive-psych band to release a ballad as a single,” says vocalist Garner, “but we discovered something very special with this track and wanted to share it outside the context of the album. We’ve always had a strong connection with storytelling and visual imagery with this band, and Hidden is as close to ‘weird fiction in the form of music’ as anything we’ve done.”

The track features masterful piano work by guest player Rich Martin, borrowed from co-producer Don Cento’s band Shibboleth, as well as haunting strings from Emily Moore and Max Mueller on violin and cello respectively.

Watch new video “Hidden By The Day” at this location
+ listen to the single on all streaming platforms

Majestic and evocative, Vitskär Süden’s third studio album “Vessel” contemplates the fragility of human life in the form of a weird fiction collection of sorts. From post-apocalyptic, rain-soaked forests and sunken Lovecraftian cities to turbulent seas and marshy battlefields, the record guides listeners through portals to seven distinctive soundscapes. They expand their sonic arsenal with the additions of strings, synth and electronic elements, leaning further into progressive rock territory while remaining singularly themselves all the while. “Sonically we wanted to go further with what we started in The Faceless King, using different instrumentation, more synths, piano, and strings,” says guitarist Julian Goldberger. “I think we all wanted to stretch out a bit and lean into the atmosphere and vibe that was emerging from these dark tales.

The album continues the band’s collaboration with co-producer and engineer Don Cento and features guest appearances from cellist Max Mueller, violinist Emily Moore and pianist Rich Martin as well as vocalists Kristi Merideth and Isabel Beyoso. Check out the previous single “Vengeance Speaks“!

Out May 17th on Ripple Music (vinyl/CD/digital)
International preorder / US preorder

1. Vengeance Speaks
2. R’lyeh
3. Through Tunnels They Move
4. Hidden By The Day
5. Tattered Sails
6. Everyone, All Alone
7. Elegy

Vitskär Süden is a cross-genre rock band that merges evocative storytelling with rich sonic texture, fusing elements of neo-psych, space, doom and progressive rock. The Los Angeles-based quartet’s material often features weird fiction sensibilities and feels cinematic in scope – understandable given the fact that most of the members met through filmmaking before bonding musically.

The band appeared on the radar in 2020 with a self-titled, cosmic horror-inspired debut Metal Hammer Magazine described as offering “epic soundscapes as soothing as a blood-red Californian sunset”. The album landed at #17 on Doom Charts’ best of the year list. In 2022 the band signed with Ripple Music and released “The Faceless King”, a dark fantasy concept album weaving the origin story of the record’s antihero namesake. Special editions of the vinyl release were accompanied by an RPG module written by band members and expanding on the album’s story.

Their latest record “Vessel” sees the band pushing genre boundaries yet again, experimenting with additional progressive elements while transporting listeners through seven distinctive soundscapes. Vitskär Süden continues their ascent as one of the most unique musical voices on the underground rock scene.

Vitskär Süden is:
Martin Garner – Bass/Vocals
Julian Goldberger – Guitar/Synths
Christopher Martin – Drums
TJ Webber – Guitar

Vitskär Süden links

Ripple Music links