Cemetery Skyline (Dark Tranquility/Amorphis/Dimmu Borgir) unveils first single “Violent Storm”

Author Hernan Osuna - 2.4.2024

Scandinavian supergroup Cemetery Skyline have shared their first single “Violent Storm” via Century Media Records. The track is accompanied by a music video directed by Patric Ullaeus. Watch the clip below.

The group consists of vocalist Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility/The Halo Effect), guitarist Markus Vanhala (Insomnium/Omnium Gatherum), keyboardist Santeri Kallio (Amorphis), bassist Victor Brandt (Dimmu Borgir) and drummer Vesa Ranta (Sentenced).

The band states: “Cemetery Skyline. A band crawling out from the Scandinavian nightless nights. Formed somewhere in time in 2020, from the idea to create ageless dark music with respect to our generation’s biggest influencers. This Nordic collaboration was born with the plan to create something which has not been out there before, something different to all the music the band members have ever done. A unique combination of heavy riffs and emotions packed in a dark and deep creative context. You may call it gothic rock, dark rock or even heavy metal. We just call it Nordic Gothic.”

Regarding the “Violent Storm” single, they add: “This song is highly inspired by the late nightly empty roads of GOTHenburg and their desperate stories of loneliness and getting lost to the unique beautiful misery and sorrow of Nordic gothic. It’s about a built-up frustration and how it can get out of hand, the feeling of helplessness and how it can take over. It’s a simple, rocky song that represents the band perfectly.