When The Order of Israfel took a one year break from September 2017, the rhythm section Patrik Andersson Winberg (Bass) and Hans Lilja (Drums, (also in Lotus) grabbed the chance to create new music again together with Patrik’s old band mate from the Doomdogs era, Tomas Eriksson (Intoxicate and ex Grotesque). Of what started as a dark and doomy project with Nordic folk influences, creating music with big harmonies and present them with lyrics in the land of evil and darkness that were hiding behind a closed door in the mind of Winberg, became something bigger and your new favorite Swedish Heavy Doom Rock band was born. To be able to make this project as great as possible the band teamed up with some of the best musicians the Gothenburg scene has to offer: Tommy Stegemann, Guitar (Silverhorse), Jens Florén, Guitar (also in Lommi & ex live guitarist for Dark Tranquillity), as well as Patric Grammann (SFT, Neon Leon) on guitar, a master of melancholy melodies and harmonies.
The album artwork has been created by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquility). ‘Welcome’ will also feature songs with guest musicians such as Per Wiberg of Candlemass, Kamchatka and formerly Opeth.