Midnattsol - the folk metal act centered around sister the vocal team of Carmen Elise Espenæs and Liv Kristine (ex-Leaves Eyes) - released a video clip for the new song "Herr Mannelig." Check it out in the player above.
Commented the band: "Today we have something very special for you: The whole song of 'Herr Mannelig' from our new album "The Aftermath" Including insights into our songwriting- and recording process. Enjoy watching and horns up!"
The song is taken from the new album "The Aftermath," which will be released on May 25th via Napalm Records as a CD digipak, black gatefold vinyl LP and digital download. Pre-orders are available at this location.
The name "Espenæs" rightfully makes people swoon: Liv Kristine and Carmen Elise were a vital part of a magnitude of gothic/symphonic/folk metal milestones - but so far a supergroup involving both sisters sharing microphone duties was only the stuff dreams were made of. This truly is full sister power!
"The Aftermath" relies much more heavily on folk influences lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic metal compositions. It is a sumptuous and sensual affair and a shimmering highlight in the discography of this German/Norwegian team!
The track listing is:
1. The Purple Sky
2. Syns sang
3. Vem kan segla
4. Ikje glem meg
5. Herr Mannelig
6. The Aftermath
7. The Unveiled Truth
8. Evaluation of Time
10. Eitrdropar (Bonus Track)