Melodic death metal band Noumena, hailing from Finland, releases their new album ”Myrrys” today. The band celebrates the release with an intriguing music video of the doomy and gloomy track “Kirouksen kantaja” (“The Bearer of the Curse”). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcC2zO_D4T8
- In "Kirouksen kantaja" dreamlike, slow melodies weave landscape over melancholic, downtempo song. Musical themes are given time to develop - in contrast to this hectic world where people's worth is measured by their ability to perform, analyzes guitarist Ville Lamminaho, the writer of the song.
- Lyrically the song is about overcoming obstacles and gathering strength, "finding the flame inside", to battle the curses that most people carry, in a form or another.
The music video reveals what kind of duties and incidents a Finnish park ranger faces, when searching for a lost metal bands in the woods. The story carries the audience into the heart of Finnish wilderness and mystery. The video manages to capture and visualize the themes and the atmosphere of “Myrrys”.
Jack of all trades, Jyrki Muromäki came up the idea, directed, filmed and edited the video. He has collaborated with Noumena earlier, with the music video of ”Sleep”.
”Myrrys” (old Finnish, ruckus, tumult or uproar) is the 5th album from Noumena. Previously the band has used English, the album themes, including Finnish nature and cultural heritage, and intimate stories required the use of Finnish this time. The new album has received warm welcome already in the reviews. During the autumn 2017 Noumena is hitting the stage in Finland and abroad.
“Myrrys” is released by Haunted Zoo Productions, which is an independent record label established by Noumena members. Distribution by Playground Music and Inverse Records. Released in Russia by FONO under the license from Haunted Zoo Productions. Album is released in CD/LP/DIGI.
1. Kohtu 0:51
2. Metsän viha 4:25
3. Kirouksen kantaja 5:39
4. Sanat pimeydestä 4:10
5. Sanansaattaja 9:50
6. Roihu 4:29
7. Murhehuone 5:37
8. Pedon veri 3:54
9. Syvällä vedessä 9:48
Antti Haapanen - growls
Suvi Uura - clean vocals, growls, piano
Ville Lamminaho - guitars, mandolin
Tuukka Tuomela - guitars
Hannu Savolainen - bass
Ilkka Unnbom - drums
Discography: Pride/Fall 2002 (Catharsis Records)
Absence 2005 (Spikefarm Records)
Anatomy of Life 2006 (Spikefarm Records)
Death Walks With Me 2013 (Haunted Zoo Productions)
Myrrys 2017 (Haunted Zoo Productions)
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