The pioneers of Epic Extreme Metal, KEEP OF KALESSIN has released a new lyric video for their track The Omni taken from their latest opus KATHARSIS.
Katharsis has reeceived high acclaim in the metalscene worldwide including top reviews and was even coined «Album Of The Month» in the March issue of Norway‘s #1 Metal Mag, Scream Magazine!
The Omni is among many fans of epic music considered as one of the greatest tracks on the album and the lyrics on this track are especially interesting.
Keep Of Kalessin founder and front man Arnt Obsidian comments:
“The Omni was one of those tracks where I truly believed in the song, but was struggling a bit to really capture the grand atmosphere with some great lyrics. And it wasn‘t until I spent 5 weeks alone in Spain during the pandemic that I felt I was able to get those emotional and epic lyrics to fit the song.
During that time, I had a lot of time to think and contemplate. It was also at the same time when I had hit a low point in my life, but one night I was listening to the demo of the track and as I was looking up on to the night sky I started creating these lyrics. I saw the stars so clearly and started thinking about how we are all created from the same stardust and how insane it is to think about how the universe is put together, and how we are actually there in essence looking back at ourselves. It was almost as if I saw my own face in the sky looking back at me when the quote from my all time favourite sci-fi show Babylon 5 came to mind: We are the universe made manifest, looking back at itself, trying to figure itself out.
And I kinda based the lyrics around that because it‘s so powerful, but also as a tribute to one of my favourite shows of all time.
I personally think the lyrics for The Omni is something truly special. At least it is for me and it hopefully makes you think a little more than the common metal lyrics in today‘s scene.
So we decided to put together a lyric video to emphasize this and I hope people will enjoy it and I think some people who take the time to really listen and understand the track will have a truly emotional time with The Omni”
3. The Omni
4. War Of The Wyrm
5. From The Stars And Beyond 6. Journey’s End
7. The Obsidian Expanse 8. Throne Of ExecrationKATHARSIS is available as a Limited Edition Grey and Black splatter Double Album, Jewelcase CD and Cassette.
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Despite still being an underdog in the Norwegian metalscene, Keep Of Kalessin hold an
impressive amount of accolades worth mentioning from their career including two
nominations to Norwegian grammy awards, several top 10 positions on national charts, TV
performances and a shocking performance in the Norwegian Eurovision where they received
250 000 votes from the more than 1 million viewers of the show which is about one fifth of
the Norwegian population!
KEEP OF KALESSIN have toured with bands like Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Satyricon, Exodus
and many more and have throughout the years received much acclaim for their very high
quality in musicianship, songwriting and liveshows.
With a new and improved lineup, KEEP OF KALESSIN is a stronger unit than ever before and
has finally recorded a new full-length album to be released in 2023!
• Released first album in 1997
• 2 times Spellemann nominee (Norwegian Grammy)
• 3rd Place in Melodi Grand Prix 2010 (Norwegian Eurovision Finals)
• 3 albums in the top charts of Norway
• #2 on norwegian charts for album Reptilian (2010)
• Arnt Obsidian was former live guitarist for Satyricon and has been
headliner at Wacken Open Air and more!
• Have shared the stage with Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Soilwork,
Enslaved, Satyricon, Exodus and many, many more
• Live TV performances include Spellemann 2009, MGP 2010 & MGP 2011
• More than 3 million views on one single video «Ascendant»
• More than 10 year endorsement with ESP Guitars & Basses