I’ll Be Damned | Politics, religion, the media and society

In 2022 I’LL BE DAMNED is at it again. Armed with a constant flow of inspiration from a world gone mad, the Danish band is pissed off about politics, religion, the media and society in general. Can you relate?

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Politics, religion and society: often considered forbidden topics but you decided to fearlessly share your viewpoint with the world. What role does the artist have in society according to you?

Well, we just comment on the world as we see it, and hopefully it will channel some emotions, preferably anger and indignity with the listener.

How does your work comment on current social or political issues?

 In a serious, but cool way 😉

Should music be used to influence political, religious, social, environmental views, etc.?

Yes. Everything should. And shouldn’t. If every input you get, are moralistic and suggestive, you get fed up easily…

Are you against political correctness?

Yes. People are so boring.

And how about religion? Do you think it is losing influence as the world turns to science and facts or is it still holding on strong?

 It’s more dynamic than that. In times like these, when people get scared, they turn to their religion… So sadly, no. Also, there’s something with the way, a lot of people turn to science, political ideology etc. – they do it in the same fanatic way, they approach religion. We continue on the road to disorder.

The new album, “Culture” will be released in November. How is this piece of work different compared to your previous albums?

This album is darker, more heavy, less funny and probably more coherent than our previous ones.

In what ways did the addition of two new members, Anders Gyldenøhr (ex-Grope, ex-Hatesphere) on drums and Mark Damgaard on vocals, influenced the band?

First of all we got infused with new creativity, inspiration and a new way of looking at the whole process of songwriting. We went from having a rock drummer to a metal drummer, and ended out with a totally different swing. Marks vocals are in many ways on another level than our previous front mans, and it has definitely made for the more serious and intense approach.

Has your perspective on the world changed after creating this album?

Yes. Radically. How wouldn’t it, after creating such a divine piece of art? – a truly epiphanous experience. Go check it out, and be touched. By us <3

For fans of Clutch, Down, Rage Against The Machine.

In 2022 I’LL BE DAMNED is at it again. Armed with a constant flow of inspiration from a world gone mad, the Danish band is pissed off about politics, religion, the media and society in general. The new album, “Culture”, is more well-structured than the prior albums regarding both riffing and overall songwriting. And, with brilliant production value – courtesy of the producer Tue Madsen and his Antfarm Studios – the Nordic five-piece has finally reached the potential they promised in their previous two albums and explosive live appearances. 

With the addition of two new members, Anders Gyldenøhr (ex-Grope, ex-Hatesphere) on drums and Mark Damgaard on vocals, I’ll Be Damned has matured in a musical way that has led to a more serious approach to the writing process. This is showcased with an album – coming after “Road To Disorder” (2018) and “I’ll Be Damned” (2017) – containing less humour, darker and more aggressive riffs followed up by explosive vocals and lyrics that include themes such as anger, desperation and hopelessness rather than sarcasm and irony. However, the thematics of “Culture” still revolve around hatred towards religion and politics, but also newer forms of extreme cultural diversities. 

Backed with influences such as Clutch, Down and Rage Against The Machine, I’ll Be Damned fuses a potent yet melodic and groovy punch in your face with lyrical sharpness and unifying paroles – with an attitude. 

“Culture” will be released on digital, CD and LP (transparent orange vinyl, limited to 300 units) via Mighty Music on November 25th, 2022.

Lineup:
Mark Damgaard – vocals 
Boris Tandrup – guitars 
Kristian Sloth – lead guitars 
Jens Lunde – bass 
Anders Gyldenøhr – drums 

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https://bit.ly/ibd-culture-CD


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