BESVÄRJELSEN – Swedish for “conjuring” – was forged in 2014. Though clearly rooted in the realms of doom, within their engulfing sound lies traces of progressive metal, punk, folk, and classic rock ‘n’ roll all carefully weaved together resulting in a sound that is at once crushingly heavy and alluringly sophisticated. The band released their debut EP Villfarelser in 2015 which was followed by 2016’s Exil EP which was the first recording with drummer Erik Bäckwall (ex Dozer, ex Greenleaf). Both releases, though self-financed and released with little outside promotion, were wellreceived by Swedish media and even found airplay on Swedish National Radio.
Much of 2017 found BESVÄRJELSEN composing the the audio alchemy found on their first full-length studio offering Vallmo (Swedish for “poppy”). Vallmo more than ever showcases the band’s enormous potential, the eight-track offering seamlessly wandering from crushing doom riffs to catchy vocals and melodies, deep lyrical content, and storming drum work, all topped by stunning guitar solos and, for the first time since the band’s formation, songs in English as well as their native Swedish. A couple of months before the release of Vallmo the band welcomed bass player Johan Rockner (Dozer, ex Greenleaf) to the fold.
Vallmo was greeted with great acclaim: ”8/10 metal.de" ”…the ultimate psychedelic desert doom experience - Overdrive Magazine”, ”Besvärjelsen is att the top layer of the heap — Roppongi Rocks” and World Of Metal named Vallmo as one of the best experimental/psych records of 2018 to name a few. 2018 was mostly spent on the road in Sweden playing to fans across Sweden in rock venues, festivals and at the legendary Dalhalla venue (opening for Deep Purple). The band also found time to write some songs which resulted in some of the heaviest- as well as diverse songs they have ever written.
2019 saw the release of Frost, an almost full length EP which takes Besvärjelsens music to the next level. From the crushing When we fall to the dreamy doomy Past in Haze, Besvärjelsen delivers an emotional journey through the diverse landscapes of heavy rock.