Scheitan premieres new gothic rock track “Fire at Dawn”

Lyric video to “Fire at Dawn” premiered via Side-Line Magazine!

Stream the new single now via all digital platforms

Scheitan returns following 24-year hiatus



”Fire at Dawn” is the second single from the upcoming Scheitan album “Songs for the Gothic People” which will be released in Spring 2024 by Greek independent label The Circle Music. After a 24-year hiatus, Scheitan returns with new music digging further into the gothic vibe that was present on their 1999 album ”Nemesis”, released by Century Media Records.

The lyric video to “Fire at Dawn” was premiered today via Side-Line Magazine. Watch it here:

“Fire at Dawn” is also now available on all digital platforms:

Songwriter, guitarist & vocalist Pierre Törnkvist comments on the new song: “I feel that this became a nice follow up to the last single, “Lost in Time”, almost like two siblings of songs that each have their own identity but have a connection somehow. Not all songs on the album will have this traditional mid-tempo gothic rock style but these two turned out that way.

“I have never liked to speak about lyrical themes but it has almost become a necessary evil these days. The song speaks to the heart of those of us who do not feel like a part of contemporary society, those of us who feel the fire from within, the instinct to defy all that is wrong in this world. If you have the fire inside, you already know, for sure.

“I will now keep working on the rest of the tracks for the album, a lot of ideas are already in progress and I am basically spending time in the studio 4-5 days a week, a bit here and there. We hope to have another single released after the birth of the new year and then we will celebrate the new album in the spring of 2024. I think it will be one of the best post-rock efforts in a long time, I am quite sure of that.”

Scheitan was formed in 1996 by Pierre Törnkvist (guitar/bass/vocals) together with Oscar Karlsson (drums). The duo started out as a black metal band but transformed during the musical journey into the fields of gothic/ambient rock. Both members had previous musical experience mainly from death & black metal such as The Moaning, Defleshed, The Everdawn and Gates of Ishtar to name a few and became to establish themselves as respected musicians in the 90s underground scene.

Scheitan released its first album Travelling in Ancient Times on Invasion Records in 1996. The album was an 8-track blast of intense black metal except for the last track Portals of Might which was a first indication of Scheitan wanting to explore other musical realms. The second album Berzerk 2000, also released on Invasion Records in 1998 was an album that was divided to say the least. The first 4 tracks showing a gothic/ambient Scheitan while the last 3 saw Scheitan bid a final farewell to its black metal roots. The first 4 tracks of Berzerk 2000 saw a digital re-release in 2021 as the Deathgoth EP.

Century Media signed the band after the contract with Invasion was finished and in 1999 the band recorded and released Nemesis. The musical style was now completely devoted to the gothic/ambient/dark domain except for the vocals of Pierre Törnkvist who were still kept in the harsh style that was present on earlier albums. The Nemesis album has in later days been hailed as a hidden gem and predecessor to many bands today with a similar style.
When it was time to write new Scheitan material after Nemesis both Pierre and Oscar felt that it did not fit into the project and therefore Helltrain was started, which is a completely different story.

Scheitan went on a 24-year hiatus but was brought back to life in 2023 with the single "Lost In Time", a gothic rock masterpiece in the veins of Sisters of Mercy, Fields of The Nephilim and The 69 Eyes. A few weeks prior to the release of the single “Lost in Time” Scheitan signed to Greek label The Circle Music and is set to release a full-length album in 2024.

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October 3, 2023 4:31am ET by 3nation  

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