Vocalist/guitarist Hanno Klänhardt feedback: “Valhalla Hammering” is a type of songs that we immediately fell in love with however by no means made it on the album final 12 months. It is a type of songs that you don’t write to create an ‘on the spot traditional’ however a lot relatively with the intention to entertain your self as a songwriter. It is about 7 minutes lengthy however we actually preferred the idea of getting probably the most catchy, on level songs all on the final Album so it by no means actually discovered its place.
“I really already knew it probably wouldn’t find yourself on the album once I was writing it. In actual fact I wrote it with the plan already in my thoughts to launch it fairly a while AFTER we’d launch ‘Ache Is Ceaselessly And This Is The Finish’ with the intention to current one thing utterly totally different as a subsequent transfer. It is at all times good to trigger confusion.
“The primary two minutes are kinda a homage to our VERY early days when Doom as a style was extra essential to us. You’ll be able to hear that as an example on the final tune of our first album. It is a tune referred to as “March Of The Crows”. Folks typically mentioned that sluggish SUPER heavy suited us effectively however we had been additionally at all times very tune oriented, so with Valhalla Hammering we completed the perfect of each worlds. Sluggish, heavy groove and a catchy, virtually trippy hook. Additionally We have now a freakin’ flute solo round 5 minutes in. This very effectively is likely to be thought-about the spotlight of our songwriting profession.
“The video for the tune is simply as trippy because the tune itself. Primarily based on a documentary by Amsterdam primarily based artist Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse. Creating the footage was method past a daily video shoot and to be fairly frank a few of it higher not be defined any additional. Even when we wished to, we won’t. Benefit from the experience.”