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Malört Förlag
Malört Förlag is a Swedish publishing house, specializing in texts about the fantastic, the numinous and the aberrant. The books we publish are, for the time being, all in Swedish. In the future, we plan to also publish books in English.
For every book, we will issue a soundtrack.

Our latest release is vinyl EP with Blixa Bargeld, Jill Tracy and Stephen O'Malley.

On 23 November 2013, Malört Förlag issued Songs of Decadence a vinyl EP which follows Malört's tradition of producing soundtracks for books. It is conceived as an audial companion to the collected decadent short stories of the nineteenth-century anarcho-Satanist Stanisław Przybszewski (1868–1927). The stories treat topics like the occult, incest, infidelity, bizarre mythology and blasphemy.


The EP contains exclusive tracks by artists that have taken an interest in similarly decadent themes in their work:

  • Blixa Bargeld (The Bad Seeds, Einstürzende Neubauten)
  • Jill Tracy (the queen of Gothic cocktail lounge music)
  • Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), Khanate, Burning Witch)


33 rpm 7" EP. Limited edition of 616 numbered copies. Four page lyric sheet. Woodcuts by Kristoffer Nilsson, design by Timo Ketola.


  • BLIXA BARGELD: Grand Hotel Tbilisi
  • STEPHEN O'MALLEY: Epipsychidion
  • JILL TRACY: Totenmesse (The Colour of the Flame)


The EP is for sale – both retail and wholesale – exclusively through Rönnells antikvariat, a reputable Stockholm antiquarian bookshop founded in 1929.

For all orders and questions, please contact ronnells@svaf.se




This soundtrack to Mikael Häll's doctoral dissertation is a 7" vinyl single with exclusive tracks by Rotting Christ and Negative Plane. The dissertation will be published by Malört later this year, and treats conceptions of sexual intercourse with nature spirits and demons in 17th and 18th century Sweden. Cover designed by Timo Ketola. Strictly limited to 616 copies.

The EP is no longer sold as a separate release. The remaining copies will be sold together with the book.

Werewolf Songs is a CD of eleven original songs inspired by Swedish werewolf myths. It is enclosed in a beautiful digipak cover, designed by Timo Ketola.

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Werewolf Songs – Music Inspired by Swedish Folklore (CD in digipak with booklet)

Zedayne & Rapunzel – Winter Werewolf
Birchbook – Werewolf's Eyes
Fursaxa – The Wolf Month
Hexvessel – Vainolainen
Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat – Waltz for Wolves
Faun Fables – A Fearful Name
Vie Sinä Leena – Kunnes pyöreä kuu
Korp – Varulven (visa från Västergötland)
Ulvens döttrar – Varulvens tid
Tondurakar – Visa om karolinen Anders Gråben
Hedningarna – Varulvslåten

Malört's first publication was a Swedish translation of Jacques Cazotte's 1772 occult novel Le Diable Amoureux (The Devil in Love).

  Cazotte’s story follows the young nobleman Alvare as he summons Satan, who appears to him first in the shape of a dreadful camel, then as a spaniel dog and finally as a beautiful androgynous girl. Alvare wrestles with the temptation presented by this mysterious creature. Is the Evil One really as black as he is painted, and can Satan himself fall in love?   It has been said that Le Diable amoureux marked the breakthrough for esoteric themes in European literature. It has also been called a proto-queer novel, due to the Devil’s floating gender identity in the tale. It has been labelled morally conservative, and it has been described as a celebration of libertinism. It has been considered an extremely grave and serious meditation on morality, and it has been viewed as a splendid joke. It has been designated a classic of French literature, and it has been abhored as an example of literature at its most trivial. It has been interpreted as a visionary work filled with occult truths, and it has been dismissed as mere nonsense. Just like Cazotte’s Devil, it is many things at once.


Similarly, this soundtrack to the novel shifts and transforms at every turn, the music spanning across all the many moods of Cazotte's text. The contributing artists were handed Le Diable amoureux to read, and then we gave their musical creativity free rein. The result was an amazing double album, housed in a luxurious digipack, featuring 22 of today’s most interesting and innovative artists:

The Devil in Love: A Soundtrack to the 1772 Occult Novel (two CD's in digipak)

TIGER LILLIES: I’m in Love With the Devil
JARBOE: Mistress of Deceit
GAVIN FRIDAY: The Devil in Love
JOHN ZORN: Yeqon
KEIJI HAINO: まぶしくない
THE COFFINSHAKERS: A Devil in Love
SHINJUKU THIEF: Che Vuoi?
PAUL ROLAND: I Dared the Devil
SHARRON KRAUS: If the Devil
ART ZOYD: J'étais à vingt-cinq ans capitaine aux gardes du roi de Naples
MOLLY NILSSON: Le Diable amoureux
THE SCARRING PARTY: Biondetta
SHINKIRO: Biondetta Reveals Herself
SHAPESHIFTER: Adore You
KALKI LODGE: The Evocation of Biondetta
BRACE/CHOIR: Biond
DIFFERNET: Hideous Creature
PIERS BLEWETT: Beyond Everything, That Terrible Ache
RIKKE LUNDGREEN & ANE LAN: The Waking
DÖDENS LAMMUNGAR: Du måste veta (mitt namn)
STONE BREATH: Love in the Devil’s Tongue
MARTIN BLADH: Of Flies…

Order the album (using PayPal)!
€26 (including international postage)
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