New Video and Single: Ophidian I – Whence They Came

To keep the interest in their forthcoming second album at a nice bubbling temperature, the Icelandic technical death band Ophidian I have a released a single which they recorded during pre-production. To go with the single they’ve also done a YouTube video with appropriately gruesome animation by Andres Montero.

Ophidian I’s debut album, “Solvet Saeclum” (2012), cemented the band’s place among the top metal outfits from Iceland and made some impact in the wider market. It was well-received by critics and congnoscenti (who are not necessarily the same people).

If you know anything about Iceland and music, that tiny island with its small population produces an amazing amount of good metal. Merely being “a top band from Iceland” is usually enough to establish a band’s credentials. All Ophidian I needs now is wider exposure to break though in the international markets. Like the pretty people in the shampoo adverts, they’re worth it.

 

 

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on November 26, 2014, in News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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