Finnish melodic death metal band Where’s My Bible released a new single and music video “Fenrir“. The track is taken from their upcoming studio album.
Vocalist Jussi Matilainen comments:
The lyrics are a combination of the human mind and Nordic mythology as a metaphor.
In the song ‘Fenrir’ we focus on bringing the story to life with theatrics adding a poetic style of narration to it, like in the old days.
The song is about Fenrir the wolf eating the sun when Ragnarok starts and thus setting an end to an era and launching a mythical apocalypse.
The main idea behind this story is; what is your Fenrir? What is the big bad beast to destroy your own world? Fenrir can be a real thing and alive because of your own creation. It can be an unsolved problem in your life you never took care of and it haunts you in the dark of night.
In this song, we included nearly a thousand-year-old instruments such as the kravik lyre (which is self-made) and the tagelharpa to enhance the narrative and its mythical essence.
The theme of the album itself revolves strongly around Nordic mythology and the human mind, especially during the night time. We will open this concept more later on but now is a great time to follow us.
Guitarist Pasi Löfgren comments:
The upcoming album follows musically the same path of style as the ‘Circle’ EP by bringing it to an even deeper level.
On ‘Fenrir‘ I wanted to include more of our technical playing combined with beautiful melodies and heavy riffs. And I couldn’t be happier how it turned out. With new added elements like kravik lyre and tagelharpa at the end of the song makes a great mix of technicality, melodiousness and heaviness and it is a perfect first taste of what you can expect from the album.
Video director Olli Tiainen comments:
Although it’s just about music videos, I feel that when making Where’s My Bible‘s videos, we’re always dealing with something significant and meaningful, and ‘Fenrir’ is no exception.
From my perspective the story is trying to convey a message where our minds can lead us to imagine problems and fear the worst. Even though these things exist only in our minds, over time, they grow and begin to affect our experience of reality. The inner world cannot be escaped; it must be confronted; otherwise, our fears will chain us in darkness.
Where’s My Bible‘s videos are not just gloominess for the sake of gloominess, but there’s always a greater message in the background.
You can watch “Fenrir” below:
You can stream the new song here.
The band will start their South American tour at the end of September performing in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina. The tour is made in cooperation with the Come To Latin America – project and Xaninho Discos. On the 20th of October the band will play their last show in Lahti, Finland supporting Bloodred Hourglass before entering the studio and finalizing their upcoming new album which will be released in 2024.
Upcoming Shows 2023:
09.09. Pori, FIN, Monomassive Festival
15.09. Tampere, FIN, Varjobaari w/Anima Hereticae
29.09. Buenos Aires ARG, El Teatrito*
30.09. Rosario ARG, Asoc. Japonesa*
01.10. Salta ARG, Jekill Fun Place*
04.10. Santiago CHI, Sala Rbx*
07.10. Lima PER, Beer & Drinks Festival*
08.10. Sao Jose dos Campos BRA, Hocus Pocus***
09.10. São Paulo BRA, La Iglesia
10.10. Campinas BRA, Hocus Pocus
11.10. Rio De Janeiro BRA, Heavy Beer
20.10. Lahti FIN, Finlandia Klubi w/ Bloodred Hourglass
* Ratos De Porão