Svalbard share “To Wilt Beneath The Weight” music video

Author Flavia Andrade - 31.1.2024

Svalbard have released the music video for “To Wilt Beneath The Weight” off the band’s latest album “The Weight Of The Mask”. The video was directed by Fraser West.

Vocalist/guitarist Serena Cherry commented:

We filmed this live video at The O2 Forum in London, which is the very same place that I saw one of my first ever metal shows! (It was Mudvayne!) The feeling of walking out onto that stage where I have seen so many inspiring metal musicians play was surreal. Truly one of those ‘pinch me’ moments. To have this wonderful memory of performing at Beyond the Redshift is very special to me, it was one of those awesome festivals where you get to watch and meet so many fantastic artists.

To Wilt Beneath The Weight” is about the pressures and sacrifices you make as a touring musician. The lyrics explore the strain it can put on relationships and the challenging times that come with being away so often. This song features my favorite Svalbard lyric, which is “grit your teeth when they’ve just been broken.” Which represents the determination against all odds to keep persevering with your passions.

It also features the lyric I find the most painful, which is: ‘completely at the mercy of every form of insincerity.’ Every time I scream that line on stage I choke up because it feels so raw and real.

You can watch the music video below:

The band is headed out on tour this spring with Enslaved and Wayfarer:

Mar 06 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Mar 07 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Mar 08 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Mar 09 Glasgow, UK – Slay
Mar 10 Dublin, IRE – Opium
Mar 12 Helmond, NET – Cacaofabriek
Mar 13 Paris, FRA – La Machine
Mar 14 Geneva, SWI – PTR/’U’sine
Mar 15 Montpellier, FRA – Victorie 2
Mar 16 Milan, ITA – Legend
Mar 18 Prague, CZE – Futurum
Mar 19 Vienna, AUT – Szene
Mar 21 Cologne, GER – Club Volta
Mar 22 Leipzig, GER – Taubchenthal
Mar 23 Berlin, GER – Hole44
Mar 24 Warsaw, POL – Proxima