Sammath and Standvast have been booked to play the Diabolical Echoes PT 2 mini-festival with Norwegian black metal band Isvind in Groesbeek in the Netherlands on February 24th, 2018. Sammath is one of Death Metal Underground’s most highly praised modern bands while Standvast is an Ildjarn-like project from Nortfalke from Tarnkappe, Kjeld, and Kaeck. Sammath has long been a mainstay of our staff’s list of the The Best Underground Metal of the year so live shows from them should be a furious storm of riffs and whiplash.
Hopefully Sammath won’t just play material off the exemplary Godless Arrogance but past highlights too. Sammath’s career has seen the band maintain their unique Samoth (Emperor, Zyklon-B) and Summoning influenced black metal guitar work across a variety of metal styles. I’m not sure if the current lineup of the band has a keyboard player but hearing a compositions from Strijd before ripping heads off would be a great way to subvert expectations and give a black metal introduction to the mass execution that will follow.