Photo by M. Adamson
Italian/Estonian death doom metal trio Ferum has unleashed a brand new music video for »Desolate Vantaa« taken from their debut album, »Asunder / Erode«, out on August 19th, 2022 via Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations.
Ferum’s new music video is a minimalist tale about escapism, forgetfulness and resistance. It was shot in 2 of the most fascinating landscapes of urban abandonment in Estonia: the majestic Linnahall arena in Tallinn and the abandoned Radio Station in Laitse.
As the story unfolds, we see the musicians engaged in an intersubjective act of mortality and dissolution, haunted by a masked entity that objectifies the feeling of asphyxiation.
The sequences are raw and symbolic. The external watcher is called to experience the primitive instincts of survival and to elaborate his/her own interpretation of the story. The only constant is the unescapable desolation.
Courtesy of Avantgarde Music:
Ferum is a death doom metal band based in Estonia and Italy. »Asunder / Erode«, their debut album, is an obsessive and monolithic record. Slow, funereal riffs are tied to faster, sharper parts, while harmonized melodies and solos paint a cavernous atmosphere.
»The Undead Truth« is the second single of the album that will see the light on August 19th, 2022 via Avantgarde Music / Unorthodox Emanations, and features Cianide’s Mike Perun as guest.
Ferum formed in Italy in 2017, before and after the release of their debut EP »Vergence« in 2018, the band had an intense live activity that stopped because of the pandemic outbreak.
In late 2020 the singer, guitarist and songwriter Samantha moved permanently to Estonia and started to work on the debut album, recorded at the end of 2021 with a new line-up: Matteo still fulfilling bass duties and Are (Kõdu, Hymenotomy) behind the drumset.
»Asunder / Erode« is the name of the morbid creature that we are proud to release through our death metal branch, Unorthodox Emanations.
»Asunder / Erode« is an obsessive and monolithic record, a journey that explores the concept of separation and its dichotomy, up to erosion and collapse. You will find slow head-hunting riffs entangled with faster ones, all melted with dissonant melodies and memorable solos, sealed by low and horrific growling vocals. This album has the straightforwardness of American death doom and the introspection and emotionality of English death doom.
»Asunder / Erode« was recorded in Walter Productions Studio in Tallinn, Estonia, by the sound engineer and producer Are Kangus, who also played drums, lead guitars and synth on the record. The album has been mixed fully in analog by Are and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB in Sweden. »Asunder / Erode« also features Mike Perun from Cianide as guest vocals in the song »The Undead Truth« and is graced by the work of the Italian Maestro Paolo Girardi for the cover artwork.
Order »Asunder / Erode« here: sound-cave.com/en/band/ferum
Samantha Alessi – Vocals, Guitars
Matteo Anzelini – Bass
Are Kangus – Drums
Doomed Nation – Italian/Estonian death doom metal trio Ferum unleash a brand new music video for »Desolate Vantaa«!
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March 14, 2023