OFFERNAT - Photo by Theis Wilmer Poulsen

Now as a duo consisting of Anders Bork (Vocals, Guitars, Bass) and Jonas Bangstrup (Vocals, Drums, Bass), Offernat head into new territory on their second LP entitled ‘Where Nothing Grows’, following up on the band’s 2022 debut album ‘All Colours Retract’.

Set to release through Indisciplinarian on March 29th, 2024, ‘Where Nothing Grows’ sees the two members of Offernat more involved in the post-production process, paying closer attention to detail and harmonic layers. The album was recorded at Full Moon Studio in September 2023 and mixed in the subsequent months by Simon Sonne Andersen and Offernat, while mastering was handled by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

On ‘Where Nothing Grows’, Offernat have taken some major leaps in terms of sound and song writing. While maintaining the focus on long form, Offernat draws on a variety of inspiration from doom, sludge, and black metal which all intersect and cut deeper into the core of the music. As a result, ‘Where Nothing Grows’ showcases a more focused attitude towards songwriting and invites the listener on an unpredictable voyage through chaotic transitions, punishing aggression, and yet unheard emotional depths.

As two human beings living in an ever-changing world, dealing with difficult emotions is a part of life for Offernat. Through experiencing complete alienation from a world dominated by rich, white men, the subject of being human is often accompanied by feelings of anger, melancholy, and desperation. In seeking an honest expression of themselves, these feelings are navigated in an attempt to convey them into music. Therefore, ‘Where Nothing Grows’ has a newfound personal honesty to it, portraying not only growth as songwriters and musicians, but also as people.

By exploring these personal aspects, it is the hope that the listener will immerse in the listening experience and gain something from it too. In the act of sharing difficult emotions together, both artist and listener can establish bonds of understanding and acceptance. As fans and listeners of music themselves, Offernat are well aware of this reciprocal relationship between sender and receiver. ‘Where Nothing Grows’ is their contribution to help build an emotional safe space and a community that is truly inclusive for all who love the more extreme parts of the metal genre.

Anders Kargaard Bork: Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Jonas Bangstrup: Vocals, Drums, Bass

Where Nothing Grows (Double Album 2024)
All Colours Retract (Album 2022)
Offernat (EP 2021)