Danish progressive metal ensemble FEATHER MOUNTAIN is heading for the release of its second album ‘To Exit A Maelstrom’ on September 2nd 2022, and so far the band has shared the two singles ‘Sincere’ and ‘Pariah’. Today sees the release of the album’s third single and video ‘August Mantra’, which dives into the aspect of the Alzheimer album theme dealing with the emotions of the nearest family possible to arise facing this grave illness.

FEATHER MOUNTAIN’s drummer Christian Dahl-Blumenberg states on the song: “'August Mantra’ is the first song on the album, and it came about in August 2020 when we realised that Andreas’ (bass) and my father suffered from Alzheimer's disease. ‘August Mantra’ deals with the family relation, confusion, anger and self reflection. The song ends in a moment of cathartic anger that gribs us each time we play it.”

Watch the video for FEATHER MOUNTAINs single ‘August Mantra’

(4) Feather Mountain - August Mantra [MUSIC VIDEO] - YouTube

FEATHER MOUNTAIN will perform live in Copenhagen at Uhørt Festival in August and at Ideal Bar/Vega on the album release day with support from Deadnate. In addition, one can experience the band August 25th, when the movie theater Cinemateket in Copenhagen shows a documentary created by Hecticmundo about the creation of ‘To Exit a Maelstrom’ and thus also Alzheimer’s Disease’s influence on the record.


  • 18-20.08.22 - Uhørt Festival, Copenhagen (DK) - EVENT
  • 25.08.22 - ‘To Exit a Malstroem’ Documentary showing, Cinemateket, Copenhagen (DK) - EVENT
  • 02.09.22 - Ideal Bar/Vega, Copenhagen (DK) - EVENT

Also, vinyl pre-orders are now available HERE, and the album can be pre-saved HERE.

On ‘To Exit A Maelstrom’, FEATHER MOUNTAIN confronts the loss of a dear one to the slowly dissolving disease Alzheimers and simultaneously searching for peace of mind and gaining new perspectives on life. ‘Sincere’ discusses aspects of this theme while musically, the song is a striking example of the band’s characteristic progressive metal, which in a nuanced manner contains both the complex and the direct, the heavy and the light, always with a distinctive melodic sense.

FEATHER MOUNTAIN was formed in 2017 and from its inception, the band has consistently labored towards creating music that utilizes the contrasts from the heaviness of metal and the dreaminess of alternative rock. As the band moniker FEATHER MOUNTAIN illustrates, exactly the contrasts and nuances is pivotal to the band, which seeks towards creating sound and images that encompasses the duality and complexity of existence within its whole musical totality.

FEATHER MOUNTAIN debuted in 2019 with the album ‘Nidus’ with which they conveyed their own personal, faceted version of newer progressive metal, while they lyrically developed existential themes revolving around sickness and body in a symbolic, metaphorical language. Along with the debut album followed concerts, before the pandemic in 2020 complicated touring, but the band managed to play a string of shows, among those Progspace’s online event and Copenhagen Metal Fest 2021.

Since the release of ‘Nidus’, FEATHER MOUNTAIN has been working on new music and alongside producer Johan Emanuel Jørgensen, the band has now completed its second album ‘To Exit a Maelstrom’. The album is set for a September 2nd 2022 release, where the band will perform live at Ideal Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark, and more shows will be announced in near future.

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