After the 2021 debut EP, “Ov Behest,” Finnish blackened death metal band ANIMA HERETICAE have been working on their first full-length album to be released in autumn 2023. The band’s unique sound is a combination of Scandinavian melodic metal, death metal, and black metal elements. The music goes in symbiosis with the visuals, both at live shows and in videos. They have now released a music video for “Cimmerian Darkness,” which presents a view of the upcoming debut album’s beauty and epicness.
“Even though pretty much anything we do has the sense of darkness and despair, this song has also a hint of hope in it. Creating new music is quite therapeutic and healing experience for us. And so was the writing of this song – a meditative and self-reflecting process. Some times as wondering this world we live in it feels like we are living in Cimmerian darkness on the edge of the world,” Ville Rutanen and Taneli Jämsä say of the song.
The music video is directed by the ANIMA HERETICAE drummer Teppo Ristola and as an actor features Jussi Matilainen from WHERE’S MY BIBLE.
Catch both acts tonight at Black March Events‘ Maaliskuun Musta Messu V!
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/5ySeNdC8HgY
Listen to the single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/animahereticae-cimmeriandarkness
Anima Hereticae is touring in Finland and Baltics this spring:
18.3. Maaliskuun Musta Messu @ Sammiosali, Lahti, Finland
6.4. Republika, Riga, Latvia
7.4. Narauti, Vilna, Liettua
8.4. Tapper Room, Tallinn, Estonia
9.4. Lepakkomies, Helsinki, Finland
Ville Rutanen – vocals & bass
Taneli Jämsä – guitar & backing vocals
Teppo Ristola – drums