Debut album on April 10th | video clip to 'Åtem' out now.
Taking its name from a pagan goddess revered among the people in the Upper German and Austrian Alps, Perchta from Tyrol, Austria, were founded in 2017 and channel the deity's essence to keep alive regional traditions that have been trivialized over time to fit modern conveniences.
Known to walk among men from Christmas to Epiphany and thus symbolizing a time of transition, Perchta has many faces and guises, at once radiant beauty and wrinkled, old hag, both unforgiving punisher and nourishing guardian, haunting destroyer as well as rewarding creator. "Ufång," the project's first record, is a multi-faceted concept album about the four elements, entirely intoned in local vernacular before a backdrop of tremolo guitars and ritualistic folk passages. Perchta will make her live debut at Dark Easter Metal Meeting at Backstage in Munich, Germany, in early April.
"Ufång" is available as Digipak CD, LP and 2CD artbook (48 pages, 18x18cm) with all lyrics, additional texts about the Perchta lore, poetry and photo material as well as two bonus tracks. The first single 'Åtem' is available as of now on all digital platforms. Watch its compelling music video here.