New Single “Eremittens Dal” Streaming From Mork

Norweigian black metal act Mork is streaming the new single “Eremittens Dal.” The song is the title track of the band’s latest effort, which dropped as a digital release back on September 29th via Peaceville Records. The physical product was issued back on October 13th.

The song features a guest appearance from Dimmu Borgir frontman Silenoz. Check out the song in the player at the bottom.

Mork was created by Thomas Eriksen in 2004 and was primarily a side-project for Eriksen from inception until the debut album release in 2013. Since then, the band has rightly earned its accolade as one of the top Norwegian black metal acts of recent years, receiving strong endorsements from peers.

“Eremittens Dal” stands as a tribute to the spirit of old-school Norwegian black metal. The album is primarily inspired by the works of Darkthrone and Burzum, complete with raw production and ice-cold riffs, but with its own dynamic and atmospheric twist; stepping effortlessly between the ferocious and the melancholy, covering themes of hate, death, seclusion and misanthropy, both lyrically and in the way that a one-man-band makes music in solitude, perfectly fitting of the title, translated as “Valley of the hermit.”

The suitably grim pencil cover art (shown in the background of the player below) comes courtesy of Jannicke Wiese-Hansen, who famously made artwork for early Burzum and Satyricon releases.

The track listing is:

1. Hedningens spisse brodder
2. Holdere av fortet
3. Forsteinet i hat
4. Eremittens Dal
5. I hornenes bilde
6. Likfølget
7. Et rike i nord
8. I enden av tauet
9. Mørkets alter
10. Gravøl

Check out “Eremittens Dal” here:

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Video Clip For New Song “Avalanche” Available From Cellar Darling

Cellar Darling, the new band formed by ex-Eluveitie members Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi, issued a music video for the new single “Avalanche.” The song appears on the debut album “This Is The Sound,” due to drop on June 30th,2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

“Avalanche” tells yet another grim abstract story, painting a picture of the end of things. In band’s own words: “We’d like to take you on another journey into a picturesque, abstract world. Listen to the summoners of the ‘Avalanche’. A story about a cult and a freezing end to an intimate deathwish. Shot in the heat of beautiful Tenerife, an intentionally contradictory setting, this video tells you our story with symbolism and movement, contrasts & metaphors. So sit back and let your imagination run wild, enjoy!”

The track listing for “This is the Sound” is:

1. Avalanche
2. Black Moon (see video clip here)
3. Challenge
4. Hullaballoo
5. Six Days
6. The Hermit
7. Water
8. Fire, Wind & Earth
9. Rebels
10. Under The Oak Tree…
11. …High Above These Crowns
12. Starcrusher
13. Hedonia
14. Redemption

Bonus tracks, available exclusively on the digibook:

15. The Cold Song
16. Mad World
17. The Prophet’s Song

Check out “Avalanche” here:

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Music Video For New Track “Over The Clouds” Available From Vexillum

Italy’s Vexillum released a music video for the track “Over the Clouds.” The song features a guerst appearance by Freedom Call vocalist/guitarist Chris Bay and will appear on the upcoming new album “Unum,” which is set for release on January 16th via Limb Music.

“Unum” will feature a number of other guest appearances, which include: Maxi Nil (ex-Visions of Atlantis/Jaded Star), Mark Boals (Ring of Fire/ex-Iron Mask/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian).

The track list is as follows:

1. The Departure: Blow Away the Ashes
2. The Jester: Over the Clouds
3. The Sentenced: Fire and Blood
4. Lady Thief: What We Are
5. The Hermit: Through the Mirror
6. The Way Back: The Clash Within
7. The True Beginning: Standing as One
8. Spunta la Luna dal Monte (Tazenda Cover)
9. Run Runaway (Slade Cover)

Check out “Over the Clouds” here:

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New Album “Unum” Announced By Vexillum

Italian power/folk metal act Vexillum announced that the third studio release will be entitled “Unum” (“alone” in Latin). The album will contain seven new track and two cover songs and will have a myriad of guest appearances, which include Chris Bay (Freedom Call), Maxi Nil (ex-Visions of Atlantis/Jaded Star), Mark Boals (Ring of Fire/ex-Iron Mask/ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian).

The release date for the album has not yet been announced. The track list is as follows:

1. The Departure: Blow Away the Ashes
2. The Jester: Over the Clouds
3. The Sentenced: Fire and Blood
4. Lady Thief: What We Are
5. The Hermit: Through the Mirror
6. The Way Back: The Clash Within
7. The True Beginning: Standing as One
8. Spunta la Luna dal Monte (Tazenda Cover)
9. Run Runaway (Slade Cover)

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