Italian gothic metallers ALIGHT have released their new single/video for the song “The Portal”, taken from the band’s upcoming album “Spiral Of Silence”. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus. Watch it below. The album “Spiral of silence” will be released on April 27th via El Puerto Records. Cover artwork, design and layout by DaNi Hofer / ARCHETYPE DESIGN.
“I would say that “Spiral Of Silence” is the evolution of our first album. We have worked on many aspects by exploring new techniques, expanding our musical horizons and adapting them to our style. Even the sounds have evolved: thanks to technological progress we have found ways to make “Spiral of Silence” sound even more interesting than our previous album”, commented Mirko.
The band already put a lot of effort into the pre-production, which was handled by Waldemar Sorychta (MOONSPELL, TIAMAT, SAMAEL a.o.), who helped the band to improve the composition and arrangements. The twelve jewels got finally recorded and mixed by Marco Barusso (LACUNA COIL a.o.), and masted by Marco D’Agostino (LACUNA COIL a.o.).
Once again, ALIGHT are proud to annouce another prominent guest, which is Andrea Ferro of their fellow-countryman LACUNA COIL, who can be heared in “The Shame”. On top of this, some string parts were recorded by Giovanni Lanfranchi (CAYNE), adding an organic feeling towards the record.
For their first single “The Portal” the four members of ALIGHT produced an impressing video clip, along with well known Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR a.o.). “It was an incredible experience, a dream come true! We wanted to focus on the band playing “live” while giving some hints about the lyrics. The opening scene (intro) and the final scene was shot in red square in Moscow, the rest of the video was shot in Gothenburg”, reveals the drummer.