Ghost Cult is pleased to unveil “I Am Davy Jones,” the latest video from French melodic death metal collective TEMNEIN. The track comes off their third full-length, Tales: Of Humanity And Greed, set to drop May 22nd.
Produced by “El Mobo” (Loudblast, ETHS, The Great Old Ones, Eryn Non Dae) at Conkrete Studio in Bordeaux, France, Tales: Of Humanity And Greed is an engrossing ten-rack affair thematically based on various stories, myths, and legends exploring classic childhood occidental fairy tales, unsung fables from Asia and Inuit lands, pop culture universes (ie Legend Of Zelda, Majora’s Mask, Doctor Who), and so much more. Each story is linked however to a common theme: the repetition of human error and avidity across time. Musically, TEMNEIN here employs shorter song structures than previous offerings adding more dynamics to their melo-death foundation. More doom/death and post-metal influences have crept into the band’s sound consequently enhancing the overall atmosphere. The records comes swathed in the stunning artwork of Vincent Fouquet (Meshuggah, Kataklysm, Moonsorrow, Kampfar, Nordjevel).
Issues the band of the latest album helping, “This song is about a failed love story depicted by the tale of Davy Jones as a romantic metaphor: a pirate who has locked his heart in a chest after being betrayed by his lover. Directed by our bassist Julien [De Giorgio], this animation silhouette video was influenced by Belgian artist Michel Ocelot and notably his 2011 film Tales Of The Night. Musically, this is the most emotional song on the record. A lot of shoegazed melodies and atmospheres are shaping the whole song, even in its fastest moments.”
View TEMNEIN’s “I Am Davy Jones,” now playing at Ghost Cult, at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously released video for “The Knotted Bag” HERE.
Tales: Of Humanity And Greed will see a physical release independently with worldwide digital distribution by Blood Blast, a new service powered by Nuclear Blast and Believe Music. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.
Forged in France in 2009, TEMNEIN invokes the spirits of At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Ghost Brigade, Insomnium, Opeth, In Mourning, and the like while remaining singular in their output. The band has released two prior full-lengths: 404 B.C. (2014) through Mighty Music and White Stained Inferno (2017) through Massacre Records, both of which reaped critical accolades from various international metal outlets. Of White Stained Inferno, Decibel Magazine wrote in part, “In addition to a slew of driving, main riffs, TEMNEIN fit in fancy leads, licks and melodies, furious and rhythmic drumming and plenty of vocals..” Added The Metal Observer, “The band effortlessly combine melody and aggression, delivering a number of fantastic songs that will live long in the memory.”
Over their decade-plus time together, TEMNEIN has toured through Europe, the UK, Russia, and Japan, including support slots with the likes of At The Gates, Beyond Creation, Hate, Mors Principium Est, The Crwn, Svart Crown, and many others. The band has performed a host of European festivals including Durbuy Rock Festival, HRH Fest, Aalborg Rock & Metal Fest, and Loud Farm Fest with more live invasions to be announced in the months to come.
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