Slegest came into life as Ese left Vreid in 2010, where he played guitar on four albums. For Slegest, Ese wanted to use his inspiration from Black Sabbath and combine this with harsh vocals. This resulted in a special blend of classic heavy rock and old-school black metal elements, creating a dark and sinister sound combined with lots of groove. The self-titled Slegest debut EP was released in 2012 and got very good feedback from the metal scene. Shortly thereafter Ese started the work on his debut album “Løyndom” wich was released on Dark Essence records in 2013.
Three years past the release of their debut “Løyndom”, Slegest now return with their second full length album “Vidsyn”. As on the first album, they stick to a brew cooked from a base of black metal malt, mixed with hops from Toni Iomis back garden, stored on vintage 70’ties barrels with a cassette deck playing 80’ties thrash classics in the background, and finaly bottled in a isolated barn way up Sognefjorden. Slegest maintain a focus on first class grooves and solid heavy riffs rather than speed, and with even stronger songs and production, and a solid character and nerve, “Vidsyn” shows a more mature band.
The album was recorded in Conclave & Earshot Studio and Systrond Studio with Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Vulture Industries) and frontman Ese as producers and Nilsen as mixer. The album was mastered by Herbrand Larsen (Enslaved) in Bergen 2015 and also feature Grutle Kjellson (Enslaved) as guest vocals on the track “Som i eit endelikt”, giving the album even more grit. Slegest has a lot to offer both the extreme metal purist and the classic rock geek, and all in between.