Melodic death metal masters AETHER REALM recently announced the release of their mind-boggling upcoming full-length album, Redneck Vikings From Hell, out May 1, 2020 via Napalm Records. With their new album, the band improves upon their already distinctive sound that’s been astonishing fans since day one, taking listeners on a stupefying rollercoaster ride of death metal, thrash and even neo-classical shred.
Today, AETHER REALM has revealed a third single from Redneck Vikings From Hell—the cinematic, introspective ballad, “Guardian.” The track cements the band’s versed songwriting talents, proving just how undeniably multi-talented AETHER REALM is. Its stunning accompanying visualizer video’s concept and animation were created by CHURCH GRiM (@churchgrimart).
Frontman Vincent “Jake” Jones says about the track:
“Sometimes you write a song because it’s the song you want to hear, but sometimes you write a song because it’s the song you need.I wound up living on a couch most of the time this album was being put together. For a lot of that time, it was uncertain whether I was on the “right” path – whether I was wasting my friends’ and my own time pursuing music as hard as we were. One night I was feeling particularly down, and I just started writing the things I wished someone would say to me in that moment. I felt a little better afterwards. I hope it’ll do that for someone else who needs it.”