Italian Blackened Death Metal band HURONIAN revealed the lyric video of its newest creative effort “Over Frozen Heights Pt. 2” from the upcoming EP “Beyond Frozen Heights”. The EP is set to be released on September 15th via Gruesome Records.
With the new song “Over Frozen Heights Pt. 2”, HURONIAN showcases its deep appreciation of the melodic black metal genre, especially paying tribute to Dissection. The song features a combination of blast beats, groovy riffs to headbang to, as well as melodic black metal and melodic death metal riffs.
The lyrics and overall atmosphere of “Over Frozen Heights Pt. 2” and its predecessor “Over Frozen Heights Pt. 1” are freely inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's “At the Mountains of Madness” and the EP cover depicts the landscapes where the story is narrated. The lyrics create an epic and yet chilling as well as terrifying atmosphere which H.P. Lovecraft himself would be proud of.
Watch the lyric video of “Over Frozen Heights Pt. 2” here:
With “Beyond Frozen Heights”, HURONIAN pays tribute to the golden age of melodic death metal, introducing black metal elements as a twist. The resulting experience is the essence of black metal represented by classic Swedish death metal riffs and guitar sound. The line between black and death metal is at times blurred, surprising listeners with every twist and turn. Listeners can pre-order “Beyond Frozen Heights” on Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/3puFbmd HURONIAN was born in early 2020 by the will of DL and UMP, with the intention of recreating the sound of the golden age of melodic death metal and death/black metal, filtering the influences in a completely personal way.
After a few months MM joined the band as drummer and the trio recorded “Demo 2020”, a digital release containing two unreleased tracks and included a cover Dissection’s “Heaven’s Damnation”. Despite the global pandemic preventing the band from working in the rehearsal room, HURONIAN managed to complete the work on the debut album “As Cold as a Stranger Sunset” very quickly, thanks to the remote work and the great conceptual harmony between the members. It came out in October 2021 via Dolorem records (CD) and Gruesome Records (tape).
In the meantime, the live line-up has been completed with the inclusion of two session musicians respectively on the bass and the second guitar. The summer of 2022 saw HURONIAN playing in Portugal and Spain supporting the release and in February 2023 the band teamed up with French legends Mercyless as supporting act and performed three shows on a mini-tour in Italy.
The music was written by Umberto Poncina. The song arrangement was done by HURONIAN. The lyrics were written by Daniele Lupidi. The song was recorded by Umberto Poncina and Claudio Corvo Mulas. Drums and vocals were recorded at Art Distillery Studios. The song was mixed and mastered by Umberto Poncina. The photos were taken by Xaendar Movie of Andrea Bennici. The artwork was designed by Daniele Lupidi. The lyric video was created by Xaendar Movie of Andrea Bennici.
Daniele Lupidi - Vocals
Umberto Poncina - Rhythm Guitar
Tommaso Pellegrini - Lead Guitar
Gianluca Trotta - Bass
Marcello Malagoli - Drums