Nils Ivar Martila and Steinar Albrigtsen – photo by Photgrapher Joakim Rostom
Former CLAYMORDS vocalist/founder’s solo project MARTILA will release new 11:30 minutes song “The Pale And The Storm” on April 27th, featuring Norway’s biggest country music legend Steinar Albrigtsen.
This collaboration is Steinar Albrigtsen‘s absolute first time within the metal genre. The song is made by Nils Ivar Martila and Bjarne Olsen who joined forces with producer/composer Henning Ramseth (Ram-Zet/Return). Ramseth recorded guitar and bass in his SPACE VALLEY STUDIO. The drums were recorded by Erik Röjås CLAYMORDS/Sterbhaus) in Stockholm at death metal veteran and Grave’s mastermind Ola Lindgren at SOULLES STUDIO. Mixed and mastered at SOULLES as well.
The original thought behind the song was to make a song not meant for playing live, which will happen May 6th against all odds.
Here’s Nils Ivar Martila about the process:
“I wanted to do something I have never done before, make a very long song. However, to have the courage to make people listen to ONE song for that extend of time, it had to be intriguing all the way. This, of course was not a new way for me to make music since variation is my signature in all I’ve written. The difference this time is that THE PALE AND THE STORM is three songs in one, a challenge I hope we succeeded. Fortunately, I got two of the best musicians I know to make this happen, Henning Ramseth and Erik Röjås! It was mind-blowing to watch Henning record all from preproduction to finished product, and together with “blastermind” Röjås on drums. It is important for Erik and me that people notice that these are REAL ORGANIC DRUMS, no plastic-fantastic. Cause it is a very unfortunate trend today in the metalrecordings that the drums are not real, they are often moved (in times when drummers can’t play) and trigged. It just loosens the dynamic I feel. I hope others appreciate this too! To add another unusual touch, I asked Karl Henning Lundby to do an accordion solo in the middle of the song. He actually made it to number #8 in accordion world championship. THE PALE AND THE STORM is my life story and is a result that I have never been afraid to try to do stuff others would not, like to play a gig in Donetsk while the war was ongoing around us!”
The steaming release is April 27th on all digital platforms! Spotify, ITunes, Amazon, Tidal etc. Release party is May 6th in at John Dee, Oslo, Norway with Steinar Albrigtsen, Karl Henning Lundby. Facebook Event page here.
More information at https://www.facebook.com/martila666/
MARTILA in CLAYMORDS- video recorded at Moscow Black Metal Convention: