Sweden’s VANHELGA have today revealed a video of the track “Utan Mening” from their latest album “Ode & Elegy”. Directed by J. Ejnarsson, the video features A. Rohtsalu in the role of a depressed young woman who is slipping further and further into darkness and despair, from which she is unable to escape. It is streaming on a number of webzines and can be seen at any of the sites below:
Sweden’s VANHELGA, whose music falls between Black Metal and DSBM, and who use deceptively melodic pieces to create disturbing scenarios, describe “Ode & Elegy” as being an album in two parts: ” Ode” or “Old Diary Entries” is about the deteriorating mental state of a young woman, slipping further and further into depression and darkness. Her recorded voice is intertwined with the music. “Elegy” is the continuation. It’s about looking back and reflecting on those dark situations in life: the hopelessness, drugs, abuse, depression and death. In summary, to understand and accept that life is without meaning”.
Artwork for “Ode & Elegy” is by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art and is out on Talheim Records.
Trackllisting as follows:
01. Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad – Ånstad
09. Status – Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
VANHELGA is currently lining up a series of shows in support of “Ode & Elegy”. So far, the following have been scheduled.
25 Nov: November’s Doom Festival, Live & Loud, Sofia, Bulgaria
02 Dec: St Petersburg, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
03 Dec: Moscow, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
04 Dec: Minsk, Belarus (with Psychonaut 4)
06 Jan: United We Stand Festival, Graz, Austria
07 Jan: Verona Nera Atto X, San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy
More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga