WITHERING SURFACE release new video “I’ll Soon Be Gone”

Danish melo-death merchants WITHERING SURFACE release today a new video, for the song “I’ll Soon Be Gone”, which is taken from the band’s new album, “Meet Your Maker”, released in the Summer. The song is a duet between frontman Michael H. Andersen and his 19-year-old daughter Elizabeth Gorboi Andersen. An epic, doom metal inspired ballad within the death metal genre. A song some might want to place in the “female-fronted metal” category and some might just consider a great metal song. Lyrics inspired by the Norwegian pop band A-ha! The video can be seen at this location, on Mighty Music Youtube channel or in one of the media press-partners we teamed with, to premiere the video today. Find the list below.

“Meet Your Maker” was released on June 16th on CD, LP and digital formats and can be ordered here.

Stormbringer (AT)
Metal Roos (AU)
Wikimetal (BR)
Metal Rules (CA)
Deaf Forever (DE)
Metalized (DK)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
United Rock Nations (FR)
Rock Hard (GR)
Arrow Lords Of Metal (HL)
Rock Nation (IT)
Heavymetal.no (NO)
Metal Hammer (PT)
Demon Reports (SB)
Sweden Rock Magazine (SE)
All About The Rock (UK)
Sonic Perspectives (US)
WITHERING SURFACE “I’ll Soon Be Gone” official video

Swedish melodic death metal, the so-called melo-death, got its breakthrough in the mid-1990s with especially bands from Gothenburg such as In Flames, At The Gates, and Dark Tranquility. Withering Surface from Næstved, Denmark quickly captured the new special genre and since then marked the band as the most successful Danish melodic death metal band since its foundation in 1994 and until the band took a break in 2005. Four albums and additional EP/single/demo releases made it into the band’s career.

In 1996 Withering Surface signed a contract with Euphonious Records. The debut album “Scarlet Silhouettes”, recorded in Swedish Studio Fredman by Fredrik Nordström (known for Opeth, At The Gates, In Flames etc.), was released in 1997 with internationally acclaimed reviews and a Scandinavian tour with Dimmu Borgir and Old Man’s Child followed.

The second album “The Nude Ballet” (Euphonious Records) was released in 1998. Also produced by Fredrik Nordström, also got great reviews and even a nomination as “Hard Rock Album of the Year” for the Danish Grammys and played a concert at Roskilde Festival the following year.

In 2001 “Walking On Phantom Ice” was released by English Copro Records. In the wake of this, Withering Surface appeared at German Wacken Open Air, and completed an UK tour with Arch Enemy and Opeth.

The latest “Force The Pace” was released in 2004 by Italian Scarlet Records, followed by European touring.

Withering Surface has played over 100 concerts over the years.

This year Withering Surface returned to life with a new album release and live activities. “Meet Your Maker” is the name of the album and consists of 9 brand new songs mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios. The songs draw inspiration from the band’s back catalogue all the way from the ’97 debut album “Scarlet Silhouettes” but also sound fresh and new while keeping the signature sound of the band. From classic melo-death songs with big choruses like the first single “Leaves In The Stream” to fast-paced aggression in the second single “Alone” spiced with the epic, proggy title song “Meet Your Maker” and the “ballad” “I’ll Soon Be Gone”, a duet between singer Michael H. Andersen and his 19 year old daughter Elizabeth.

“Meet Your Maker” tracklist:
1. Meet Your Maker
2. Raised Right
3. Alone
4. Room 417
5. In A City Without Soul
6. Leaves In The Stream
7. I’ll Soon Be Gone
8. Mourning Light
9. The Apprentice

Allan Tvedebrink – Guitars
Jakob Møller Gundel – Drums
Jesper Kvist – Bass
Morten Lybecker – Keys
Michael H. Andersen – Vocals
Marcel Lech – Guitars



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