Finnish Prog Metallers ‘Anthriel’ Releases ‘Under Burning Skies’ Lyric Video


‘Under Burning Skies’ is the new lyric video of Finnish prog metal act Anthriel, the track appears on their second album “Transcendence” which will be released tomorrow (June 15th) through Lion Music. The video can be seen below.

“Transcendence” will be the follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Pathway’.

Guitarist Timo Niemistö explains the long wait time:

“To make a long story short, life happened to us with highs and lows. We started to record a new material soon after releasing ‘The Pathway’ but some time after we had to let go of our prolonged rehearsal studio. It was a huge setback for the band as a lot of Anthriel history was written within those walls. As a result of frustration the bands ways departed with Jari and Klaus.

“We were kind of drifting some time to find and build a new environment and fresh start to continue recording of ‘Transcendence.’ Henrikki Markkula is a long time friend of us and was a whole band choice number one as a new drummer. Finding a bass player took a while but gladly Mr.Horttana contacted us and turned out to be a multi-talented studio musician and a great personality as well.

“Since the debut album ‘The Pathway,’ the Anthriel family has seen couple marriages and some kids born. I’m busy of repairing house and building a home studio for our needs. The band is stronger than ever and we are really looking forward to prove our strength at live.

He goes on to describe “Transcendence” by saying the release is “musically and lyrically a concept album. Each song has a lot of different layers as we like to keep our songs as a musical adventure for the fans; the more you dig the more you find. New album is solid album with lyrical and musical theme but it also keeps a hidden themes from our previous album. Compared to ‘The Pathway,’ new release ‘Transcendence’ is a darker and heavier album.”

Track by track according to Timo:

‘The Calling’ is the intro track that gives a little preview some of the musical themes from the album. I wanted to add “space western” kind of feeling using the analog synths with acoustic guitars.

‘Under burning skies’ is a faster metal track with a catchy melody that pushes on from the very beginning of the album.

‘Oath Of Darkness’ is one of the key songs of the album. The song has a lot of different moods coloured with some instrumental parts.

‘Siren’s Song’ was originally composed for “The Pathway”.

My passion for power metal can be heard from ‘Painted Shadows’. It’s easy to listen and fun to play.

‘Rhapsody Of Fire’ is the black sheep of the album that turned out to be most physical track from the album. Main riff is composed by former bassist Klaus and Simo came up with the verse and the chorus. Together with a band the song was forged the most endurance demanding piece of music to play live.

‘My Dark Morning Star’ gives a best picture of Anthriel music in one track. There is a lot of motion, catchy melodies with kick ass rhythm section.

‘Fallen Souls’ is the epic conclusion for the album. Very powerful song with a variety of different musical styles and dynamics. It is certainly my favourite song from the album and I know the song hits straight to the hearts of Anthriel fans.

The Calling
Under Burning Skies
Oath Of Darkness
Siren’s Song
Painted Shadows
Rhapsody Of Fire
My Dark Morning Star
Fallen Souls

Anthriel is:

Simo Silvan – lead vocals & backing vocals
Timo Niemistö – guitars & backing vocals
Antti Hakulinen – keyboards
Antti Horttana – bass & backing vocals
Henrikki Markkula – drums

Production credits:

Recorded & Produced by Timo Niemistö
Mixed by Jussi Kulomaa at MSTR Studio
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde by Virtalähde Mastering
Photos by Peero Lakanen
Cover art by Jan Yrlund

Upcoming Shows:
June 1st –  “Transcendence” Pre-listening Event, Tampere, Finland

Weblinks: Website / Facebook

Video for ‘Under Burning Skies’

Video for: “Transcendence” (sneak peak)

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