Delusions of Grandeur (Sahg album)

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Delusions of Grandeur
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Studio album by
Released October 25, 2013
Recorded Earshot Studio, Grieghallen Studio and Mackverk Studio, Bergen, Norway. 2013
Genre Doom metal, stoner rock, psychedelic rock, space rock
Length 46:39
Label Indie
Producer Iver Sandøy
Sahg chronology
Delusions of Grandeur
Memento Mori
Singles from Delusions of Grandeur
  1. "Firechild"
    Released: April 26, 2013 [1]
  2. "Slip Off the Edge of the Universe"
    Released: September 19, 2013 [2]

Delusions of Grandeur is the fourth studio album by the Norwegian heavy metal band Sahg, released on October 25, 2013, under the Norwegian record label Indie Recordings. It's the first concept album of the band, with the delusions of grandeur theme or megalomania.[3]

Kvitrafn, original drummer of the band, collaborated in recording of "Walls Of Delusion".

An animated music video was made for "Slip off the Edge of the Universe", directed by Alexander Lillevik.

On February 12, 2014, Metal Blade Records premiered the song "Firechild" from the album in North America on the music blog,[4] ahead of its official North American release on February 18, 2014.

Musical style

Delusions of Grandeur marks a turning point towards a more experimental sound and a psychedelic stoner rock genre, radically different from the traditional heavy metal style of the previous three albums of the band.

The lyrics tells the tale of a man who slowly loses grasp of everything he has learned and experienced throughout his life and enters a vast imaginary state where he experiences increasingly severe delusions of grandeur.

Cover art

The cover art (created by illustrator Robert Høyem) presents an imaginary astronaut on a psychedelic colorful background and geometric shapes. In this regard, Olav Iversen said in an interview:

Track listing

All lyrics written by Olav Iversen; all music composed by Sahg, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Slip Off The Edge Of The Universe"   5:54
2. "Blizzardborne"   5:36
3. "Firechild"   5:05
4. "Walls Of Delusion"   6:27
5. "Ether" Iversen, Vetaas 5:09
6. "Then Wakens The Beast"   4:42
7. "Odium Delirium" (Instrumental)   2:33
8. "Sleeper's Gate To The Galaxy"   11;38
Total length: 46:39



Guest/session musicians

  • Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik - Percussion, vocals (Track 4)
  • Iver Sandøy - Vocals (additional), percussion, piano, moog, analog soundscapes

Production and engineering

  • Iver Sandøy - Producer, mixing, mastering
  • Robert Høyem - Design
  • Jarle Hovda Moe - Photography
  • Norway, Germany, Austria and Sweden release date: October 25, 2013.
  • Rest of the world: October 28, 2013.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Listen: Sahg’s Masterful, Mastodonian ‘Delusions’
  4. ^ "Sahg stream "Firechild" on". Retrieved 2015-01-13.

External links

  • Metallum Archvies
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