The official video for "Gods Go First", a brand new song from Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM , can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Burning Cold", which will be released on August 31 via Cenury Media. The cover artwork was once again created by Olli-Pekka Lappalainen, who has been responsible for every single artwork for the band since the very first demo.
The band comments: "'Gods Go First' is about the will and the power of it, like good ol' Yoda sayz 'do, or do not, there is no try' — Gods go first to the absolute, and to nothingness! Catchy wild ride with a lot of nasty shameless musicianship included. Sure this one's gonna be a killer live tune which will get a lot of moshpits rolling! We wanted to make an intensive old-school video with just the band and nothing else, and team captured well this moment of playing in a tiny old barn in the middle of nowhere."
"The Burning Cold" track listing:
01. The Burning 02. Gods Go First 03. Refining Fire 04. Rest In Your Heart 05. Over The Battlefield 06. The Fearless Entity 07. Be The Sky 08. Driven By Conflict 09. The Frontline 10. Planet Scale 11. Cold
Main songwriter and guitarist Markus Vanhala comments: "Sometimes you can be extra proud of something you've achieved, and I could claim that 'The Burning Cold' has a sense of special chapter for me. I haven't been this excited for a new album of mine for ages!
"I've been extra busy with all the touring in the past year(s) and I truly don't know when and where I got these songs made. They somehow wrote themselves indeed. We got some really good kick-ass songs and fresh tunes made up and 'The Burning Cold' has a really honest feeling in it. Fresh rebirth of OMNIUM GATHERUM!"
Singer and frontman Jukka Pelkonen comments on the lyrical themes and concepts: "There are two major lyrical concepts on the new album. Firstly, it touches the great human tragedies and fortunes which are around us — tragedies such as war and the engulfing darkness that follows, and fortunes which are tangled in experiences we all share despite of the seemingly burning world. Secondly, the lyrics speak loudly of the human emotional condition. How do we love? Why do we hate? Why some things are easier to leave behind than others. Why does death terrify us, and if it does why do people act like it does not exist?
"This album is a pinnacle of all the hard work we as a group have done in OMNIUM GATHERUM for a long time. The music comes alive and reaches new perspectives. Still. This is truly melodic death metal. Sharpened polished, brutal."
"The Burning Cold" was once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and produced and engineered by Teemu Aalto.
OMNIUM GATHERUM is:
Jukka Pelkonen - Vocals Markus Vanhala - Guitar Tuomo Latvala - Drums Aapo Koivisto - Keyboards Joonas Koto - Guitar Erkki Silvennoinen - Bass
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