Icelandic Tech Death outfit OPHIDIAN I will be releasing their new album, Desolate, on July 16th, making it their debut to Season of Mist! The band is now releasing the latest single, “Storm Aglow” along with a performance music video that showcases the band’s technical prowess! Make sure to check out the new music video below.
The band comments on the new album and track: “‘Storm Aglow’ was the last song we wrote for the album. It is one of the tougher songs on the album to play due to the journey of the melodic structure. One that was very much influenced by Bach Preludes and classical works that employ similar concepts. This song was one of the most rewarding ones to nail during the writing and rehearsing period of the album. When we got it right we played it over and over again just because of how good and fun it felt to play – a very cathartic track to crack. We’re super proud of this one.“
Emerging from Iceland; the barren island in the north, home to apocalyptic weather, eruptions, and storms. The breeding intensity, blazing speed, and ferocity of OPHIDIAN I reflects the chaos it hails from as well as the inherent beauty and complex harmony. Consisting of familiar faces within the Icelandic scene as members of bands such as Helfró, Beneath, Une Misère and Atrum; OPHIDIAN I set forth with the intent of testing the boundaries of the extreme, while retaining focus on composition and arrangements.
1. Diamonds (4:35)
2. Spiral To Oblivion (3:31)
3. Storm Aglow (4:12)
4. Unfurling The Crescent Moon (2:53)
5. Sequential Descent (4:31)
6. Captive Infinity (3:43)
7. Enslaved In A Desolate Swarm (4:05)
8. Dominion Eyes (3:13)
9. Jupiter (4:01)
10. Wither On The Vine (4:07)