Finnish symphonic extreme metallers Shade Empire have released a captivating video for the title track from their sixth studio album, Sunholy. The track represents a heavier, symphonic moment on the album, exemplified by breathtaking views and landscapes throughout the video.
New album ‘Sunholy’ will be released on September 15th through Candlelight Records. Click here to pre-order.
The band commented: “We wanted to do something different with the video for ‘Sunholy,’ because the music needed a spectacular landscape. We met and his past work and beautiful landscapes caught our attention, so we went to:” Shooting a video in the Austrian Alps and finally ending up with Austria’s highest peak (2500 meters) has been reached. I couldn’t be happier with this result!”
Formed in 1999 in Kuopio, Finland, Shade Empire have developed a unique genre: a sinister fusion of symphonic melodies interwoven with black and death metal overtones, emotive vocals and tight orchestral instrumentation. I was.
The new album, Sunholy, features nine towering tracks of atmospheric beauty, with unspeakably brutal guitar patterns, layers of beautiful synth walls, and devastating sounds. Inscribed with drum parts, intricate bass attacks, and unique vocals delivered straight from Hell’s Mouth. Fans of Dimmu Borgir, Marduk, Seticflesh and Dark Tranquility will find something here.
The band commented: “Six years after the release of ‘Poetry Of The Ill-Minded’ we are delighted to present our new album ‘Sunholy’. I can’t wait to hear the result, it’s the perfect blend of cruelty and beauty.”
Mixed by Chris Edrich (Devin Townsend, Leprous, Alcest), mastered by Pierrick Noël (Klone), orchestrated by Francesco Ferrini of Fleshgod Apocalypse and artwork completed by Andy Reich of Collapse Of Art. Sunholy is a long aged work of art. and a labor of love. Embodying Shade Empire’s most comprehensive effort to date, the lyrics are thematically inspired by the Jonestown tragedy, the People’s Temple Cult’s mass-murder-suicide, but they’re all about the state of the world. A more thorough reflection and exploration is also included.
“in the forest”
“This coffin is an island”
“Fire that burns everything”
“rite of passage”
“Sun Holly” Video:
“In Apart The Woods”:
After a long absence, Shade Empire are back as magnificent experts in their craft, with a jaw-dropping soundtrack that marks the opening of Hell’s Gate and a band that enjoys being on top of their game.
Shade Empire is:
Henry Hamalainen – vocals
Juha Silkia – guitar and keyboard
Eero Mantele – bass guitar
Erno Razenen – drums
Aperi Kivimaki – guitar
(Photo: Oliver Koenig)