Oslo’s genre-bending riff-heavy metallers HÅNDGEMENG team up with Doomed & Stoned to present their debut album “Ultraritual” in its entirety, ahead of its official release this March 10th on Ripple Music.
“The world of ‘Ultraritual’ is a tumultuous one, full of danger and mystery.” Invisible Oranges
“A feral beast of a spin with rollicking arpeggios and a thumping beat, dissonant dangling chords, and vocals that really spill their guts.” Doomed & Stoned
“Their unique blend of stoner and hardcore is something you’ll definitely want more of after this.” Distorted Sound Magazine
Listen to Håndgemeng’s debut album “Ultraritual” RIGHT NOW
A high-octane, unstoppable weapon of sonic destruction, their debut album “Ultraritual” intrepidly draws from the fuzz-laden wizardry of stoner rock and doom, the melodic richness of classic rock, all topped off by the band’s hardcore roots. Somewhere in the tundra, the cosmic offspring of Kvelertak, Mantar and Orange Goblin was born and decided to crank it LOUD while getting tenfold trippier. With seven bangers propelled by Martin Wennberg’s galvanizing roars, Håndgemeng takes you from the depths of hell to the farthest reaches of space in a blink of an eye. Buckle up!
HÅNDGEMENG was formed in Oslo in 2017 by brothers Martin and Filip Wennberg on vocals and bass, Charlie Ytterli on guitar and Ola Holseth on drums. They had played together in various hardcore and punk bands in the early days, but the puzzle pieces didn’t come together until Håndgemeng was formed and the riffs got slower, and the amps got louder. In 2019 they released their first EP “Motorcycle Death Cult” followed by the “Grim Riffer” EP. Playing shows constantly, they became a band to take notice of in the Oslo underground scene. After parting ways with bassist Filip, longtime friend Kim Grannes took over as groovemeister in the band. Just when they started making their debut album, society collapsed, and the world went into a global lockdown. Coincidence? We think not… Still, from that darkness, the band wrote and recorded “Ultraritual”, eight songs that will take you on a forceful, hard-hitting and definitely spacey heavy rock journey over millions of years.
Martin Wennberg aka Hellvis Presley – vocals
Charlie Ytterli aka Abuse Springsteen – guitars
Kim Grannes aka Jeans Simmons – bass
Ola Holseth aka Motörola – drums