Norwegian melodic death metal band Haunted By Silhouettes have just revealed a music video for their new single “Flock“, as well as announcing the availability of pre-orders for their upcoming EP album No Man Isle. “Flock” is the first single from the band’s new EP which is set to drop worldwide on May 6, 2022. The music video was directed by Stian Hoel Fossen and Mathias Jamtli Rye.
Watch it right now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgyU2OZjJhw
“Flock is mainly a departing speech to the world from a person that has decided to live the rest of his life completely alone” says lead vocalist Mathias Rye. “It’s also about taking a leap of faith and initiating a new beginning for oneself. That’s why we think Flock was a good choice as the first single from our new release.” Guitarist Per Kristian Grimsland adds “we had a lot of fun shooting this video. We did the band sequence on a huge stage. The process was a lot of fun; designing the lighting and mood of the shoot, and coordinating that with the song as it progressed. Stian and Mathias had the main vision for the visual aspect, and we all contributed with ideas on how to make it as good as possible. With this single we’re trying to set the stage of where we are and what is to come. From an audience perspective we’re more experimental this time around, but at the same time more focused on a set vision and concept than ever before. I’m very proud to share this with the world!”
The Flock EP was planned to become a short concept story written by Mathias. Inspired by poet John Donne, it focuses on themes such as solitary survival, family, independence and societal humanity. Mathias comments, “No Man Isle centers around a middle-aged divorced man that decides to cut all ties with the world, and to live on his family’s deserted island for the rest of his life. He travels to the island and a lot of mysterious things happen that seem to be connected to his uncle’s disappearance from the island 40 years earlier.” The musical vision behind the EP saw the band turn to a slightly more melodic direction, while taking the song arrangements to the next level, while aspiring to become larger than life. Mathias states, “The songs are perhaps more melodic and to the point this time around with more distilled, focused details added to each song. There’s also a maritime retro vibe going on with the added synth arrangements that make the songs pop out more and sound a bit bigger, epic and unique.” No Man Isle was also a great opportunity for Haunted By Silhouettes to take their unique death metal sound – down a heavier path. Their method of writing, demoing, and finally recording the album was an experience to remember. Stian recalls, “We wanted to tune down from drop-C to drop-A to make the sound heavier. Per Kristian and I wrote a bunch of riffs and then the whole band took a trip to a cabin in the mountains of Norway to write 7 demo tracks for the EP. From those seven, five songs ended up on the EP.”
Pre-order / Pre-save No Man Isle at https://ffm.to/nomanisle
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Haunted By Silhouettes discography
No Man Isle (EP) – 2022
The Last Day on Earth (LP) – 2019
Shortcuts to Dead Ends (LP) – 2018
Haunted By Silhouettes lineup
Mathias Jamtli Rye (vocals), Stian Hoel Fossen (guitar), Per Kristian Grimsland (guitar), Ola Kjøren Nilsen (bass), Håvard Bustad (drums)