Beyond the Morninglight
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Below is our complete Beyond the Morninglight news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Beyond the Morninglight, which was covered in the Norwegian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has announced the band's upcoming release will be an EP titled "Lifelines."
This release follows the band's previous full-length "Liberation" (reviewed here). The "Lifelines" EP track listing will be as follows:
1. Lifelines Part One
2. Lifelines Part Two
3. Looking Back
Beyond the Morninglight is also working on a music video for "Looking Back," to be released in July. Further details on the EP release will be announced as they are made available.
Beyond the Morninglight, which was covered in the Norwegian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has checked in with the following update about recording new tracks:
"Good news! We will return to the studio 2 weeks from now to record new songs. And for the first time we will use another studio, so we are pretty excited. We are bigger and better than ever, thank you for your support!"
Further details will be announced as they are made available. This new material will follow the band's second full-length album "Liberation" (reviewed here).
Every week we dig deep into the metal scene and unearth three acts that are unsigned or simply less well known than many other bands. Today we look at a mecca for metal in general and black metal in particular: Norway.
The country has taken on a sort of mythical level of significance for underground enthusiasts, where one imagines a tribunal of grim metal masters passing judgment on what is and is not trve black metal, but despite that impression the country houses a variety of musicians that cover the musical spectrum and frequently cross genre lines. While anyone familiar with the scene will likely be well acquainted with the likes of Emperor or Mayhem, there are still plenty of unknown hard rock and metal bands hidden there to discover.
Beyond the Morninglight
Breaking ranks with the sound that has put Norway onto the extreme metal map, Beyond the Morninglight is a gloomy and atmospheric rock and roll act that drops the harsh vocals and many of the heavier elements. What it lacks in brutality it makes up for in an infectious version of metal-influenced rock that gets stuck in the head.
The band has two full-length releases now, a self-titled debut and the newly released “Liberation” album, which takes an even darker turn. You can stream both of the full Beyond the Morninglight releases through Misantrof ANTI-Records, or you can check out two songs, one from each album, in the clips below.
Norway's Beyond The Morninglight has now released the new album "Liberation" and follow-up to the band's debut self-titled release. You can stream or download the entire album entirely free over at the Misantrof Anti-Records website. Misantrof comments:
"Their new album titled 'Liberation' is a milestone. An artistic milestone. The band's creativity really blossomed, crafting this superb concept album, based upon the downfall of a young man in his prime, all through his decadence, until his end, and the dyed black day of his funeral.
"The story is told as seen from the eyes of Runar Funeralheart, singer and lyricist of the band, who really feels all the life, all the air, all landscapes and all the death surrounding him, and can transform all those sensations into little creatures he likes to take care of, like children to feed, watch over and grow up into massive songs, so full of energy, soul and deepest emotions.
"Extremely influenced by those grey winter skies of Norway, with those silent vast lands inspiring loneliness and melancholy, Runar and Andy of Beyond The Morninglight simply reach a deeper, also higher, level of introspectiveness. Their creativity is Norwegian air breathed in and released back out in form of gloomy melodies, endless mellotron driven sensations, dark atmospheres, and such a shrouding feeling never felt before."
The album was produced, mixed, and engineered by Daniel Vrangsinn and Beyond The Morninglight. The track listing is: More...
Beyond the Morninglight is set to release the second album "Liberation" in 2012 through Misantrof Anti-Records. A video clip for the new single "Open Your Eyes" has now been posted online and can be found below.
The "Open Your Eyes" single and the band's entire debut self-titled album are available for free download by heading over to the Misantrof Anti-Records website here.
Norwegian hard rockers Beyond The Morninglight, who recently signed to Misantrof Anti-Records, are currently offering their entire debut self-titled album both for streaming and as a free download. The album can be listened to or downloaded at this location.