‘Wintertide‘ is the second single and lyric video from Disillusion‘s The Liberation, (out on Sept 6th, 2019) one of the most-anticipated progressive metal releases this year.
Mastermind Andy Schmidt has this to say about the song: “We are extremely proud to present ‘Wintertide,’ the opener of our upcoming album. All involved in writing this piece, mixing it and making the great video, did a tremendous job. We hope you will enjoy it, taking you on a journey with both the clip and entire record. Special thanks to Jarkko Lunnas!”
The epic video was directed and shot by said Finnish cinematic videographer, featuring sceneries filmed in Iceland and Finland. Lunnas himself comments, “I’m humbled and stoked by the trust of Disillusion, whose artistic output I’ve been exceptionally impressed and creatively inspired by throughout years, to get to contribute artistically back to this amazing band’s legacy and new rise.”
With their two records Back To Times Of Splendor (2004) and Gloria (2006), the group from Leipzig, Germany, pushed the boundaries of melodic death and progressive metal so far as to redefine the genres themselves in terms of both emotional depth and stylistic scope. After successful concerts with a refurbished line-up in 2015 and the single ‘Alea’ in 2016, their first new recording in a decade, mastermind Andy Schmidt and co. deliver the logical successor to Back To Times Of Splendor in the shape of The Liberation, an expression of clearance in the literal sense of its title and testament to human development.
Disillusion in 2019 resembles the storm you feel brewing over an epic such as ‘Wintertide’, the straight-in-your-face stunner ‘The Great Unknown’, or the unexpectedly catchy and hookline-laden ‘Time To Let Go’, which – quite naturally – turned out to be exactly what fans have been craving for so long.
The Liberation was mastered by Jens Bogren (In Flames, etc.) and is released on September 6th as Digipak CD, gatefold 2LP (black, blue or clear) with etching as well as 60-page 2CD book edition (hardcover, 18x18cm) with expanded artwork and audio commentary.
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Sept 7th: GER Leipzig – WERK 2 *Record Release Show*
Sept 13th: GER Balve *Prophecy Fest*
Oct 10th: GER Paderborn *Metal Inferno Festival*
Dec 7th: ESP Madrid *Madrid Is The Dark Festival*
Dec.8th POR Lisbon *Under The Doom Festival*