III - Winter
- Brand: Nocturnalia
- Product Code: nocturnalia-IIIwinter
Limited Clear vinyl edition in 200 copies. 180gr Heavyweighted Vinyl
n the mysterious, vast lands of Scandinavia, where ancient monuments of stone point towards the sun, dark rock quintet Nocturnalia resides. With thunderous and organic sounds of classic rock, ritualistic drum patterns, and sinister yet beautiful storytelling, they create a hypnotising blend of music and impressions characterised by epic soundscapes and sublime winding melodies. The eerie and cold yet peacefully quiet atmosphere of the harsh Scandinavian winter manifests itself clearly in the cultural heritage throughout history; the hostile conditions, the absence of daylight, famine, and stagnation have put emphasis on humanity’s endless and determined struggle for survival. These occurrences have shaped the tradition of music, philosophy, poetry, art, and folklore connected to our nature and its mysticism, and has also been the primal source of inspiration for Nocturnalia. With influences ranging from classic rock acts such as Rainbow and Black Widow to Hammerheart-era Bathory and traditional folk music woven together, Nocturnalia has shaped their sound into something quite familiar but at the same time remote and unexplored. The spiritual aspect of their music has also been an important part of the songwriting as well as their intense and fiery live performances, where they encourage the audience to let go of habitual structures and allow the music to resonate in higher levels of the consciousness. Nocturnalia lets creativeness take form on its own premises and puts meaning free from words into music.