Swedish doom metal band Below have released a new video for the track ‘Bid You Farewell’ from their new album “Across The Dark River’ via Metal Blade Records. You can check out the track below. The bands debut album with Metal Blade debuted this past April to critical success. Read on for more details.
From The Press Release
Swedish doom act, Below, have released a new video for “Bid You Farewell” from their critically-lauded Metal Blade Records debut album, “Across the Dark River”. The video was filmed by Emil Björkroth (www.pemil.se) and edited by Vince Edwards from Metal Blade Records. This is the band’s first ever music video and properly encapsulates the band’s bleak and melancholic doom sound – this is a way for the uninitiated to expose themselves to top-notch, classic doom! Watch the video now:
“The sense of sadness is palpable, the melodies infused with towering grandeur, the sheer weight of the riffs utterly crushing…” Zero Tolerance
“With a sound based on three specific albums: Nightfall (Candlemass), Headless Cross (Black Sabbath), and Conspiracy (King Diamond), they most certainly deliver on their promise of epic doom metal.” About.com
“Navigating the nebulous waters of Below’s doom brings the perfect balance of darkness, slowness, hypnotic atmosphere, strong and heavy riffs and a crushing devastation.” Metal-Rules.com
In the fall of 2011, Below was formed in Sweden by three wicked minds. After a discussion about why doom bands of today either lacked melodies or tried to sound as retro as possible, they decided to start a doom band that would pay tribute to epic and dark sound of: Nightfall by Candlemass, Headless Cross by Black Sabbath and Conspiracy by King Diamond. Below recorded their debut album in early fall of 2013 at Andy LaRocque’s (King Diamond) Sonic Train Studios. The full length was released in April 2014 through Metal Blade Records. Below offered up the following comment on recording:”To have the opportunity to work with Andy La Rocque and Olof in Sonic Train Studios is amazing. It will be a truly epic album that will leave its mark in the history of doom.”