“With “Soldiers Of Light”, SKYEYE put a big exclamation mark behind what we could already guess three years ago with the release of their debut album: This is a new, bright star in the classic metal firmament. You will hear a lot more from this young band, I am sure of it…”ROCK HARD (D) – Jens Peters
Slovenian heavy metal prodigy SKYEYE announced the release of their second studio album “Soldiers Of Light” on June 25th, 2021 via REAPER ENTERTAINMENT.
Today, the band presents the third digital single, the titletrack “Soldiers Of Light”. The song is available on every major streaming platform now. The official music video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/aJf9Ymx6B7I
The band states:
“Soldiers of Light are we the people, who bring joy and positive energy to the world and who treat the people and other living creatures with respect. Yes, we the band members are Soldiers of Light or at least we aspire to become one. There is so much bullshit in the world right now and actually shocking, distorted and negative “breaking” news are more profitable and are spreading faster than the truth and common sense. Sadly we can see nowadays, that the truth is dying, the world is falling apart and we the people are more divided than ever. That’s why we need to let the light back into our lives. SkyEye’s torch is glowing in the dark to cast out the shadows from people’s lives with music. Because music is the healer and “we are the soldiers of light with no weapons to fight, just shining, just shining. Knowledge is God, God in us all. Wisdom is heaven on Earth.” So yeah, the song carries the positive message, the triumph over negativity, the victory of light over dark.
With our music video we want to visualize this battle with the band members being soldiers of light and the five actors, all dressed in black with no visible faces, that are each band member’s demonic alter ego. The fight was immense. There were some bruises and broken equipment left after the video shooting, but it was all worth it because the end product is realy great and we are really proud of it because we managed to make the video all by ourselves with the precious help from our friends. Onward Soldiers of Light! ONWARD!”
Director of photography: Simon Gašparović – JS-OBLIKOVANJE
1st assistant camera: Katarina Sušnik
Director: Igor Ž. Prošić
Script: Andraž Šumrada
Light: Črt Birsa – BLACKOUT LIGHTING DESIGN
Light assistant: Dani Žorž – DAF LIGHTING
Video editor: Katarina Sušnik
Color grading: Simon Sedmak
Actors: Alja Drame, Petra Radoja, Karmen Klinc, Anita S. Cencel, Lovro Lah
The second digital single “Detonate” is already available on every major streaming platform.
The official lyric video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/rTF5Amk2Wvg
Pre-order “Soldiers Of Light” here: www.reapermusic.de/skyeye-soldiers
The album was produced in summer 2020 by producer Grega Smola Crnkovič and was mastered by Boban Milunović who is known in the Hard & Heavy scene for his work with GRAVEWORM, BELPHEGOR, JACK FROST and many more.
The cover artwork was done by Aleksandar Živanov.
The band has already released the first harbinger of the album, in the form of the single “Constellation” in October 2020.
Check out the official music video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px9yOwkkdrE
Unique and powerful vocals combined with raw and melodic guitar riffs give the band its signature heavy metal sound, reminescent of other major representatives of the genre, like Iron Maiden, Saxon or Judas Priest.
Slovenian heavy metal band SkyEye was founded in 2014 by guitarist Grega Stalowsky, bassist Primož Lovšin and singer Jan Leščanec. SkyEye got its current line-up in 2016 when guitarist Marko Kavčnik and drummer Jurij Nograšek joined the band. Unique and powerful vocals combined with raw and melodic guitar riffs give the band its signature heavy metal sound, reminescent of other major representatives of the genre, like Iron Maiden, Saxon or Judas Priest. The band made its debut appearance in June 2017, and only four months later brought out its first EP under the title Run for Your Life. The overwhelmingly positive response and strong support at their performances drove the SkyEye back into the studio to record their debut album DIGITAL GOD, which was released on November 9, 2018.