Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have released a music video for the song “I’m The One”. The track is taken from the band’s eighth album, “Darkness Of Eternity”, which will be released on November 10 via Napalm Records.
AMBERIAN DAWN keyboardist and mastermind Tuomas Seppälä comments: “‘I’m The One’ was one of the latest compositions for new album. After writing a couple of softer songs in fall 2016, I got a new ‘heavy wave’ and probably three latest songs I wrote were quite heavy. The song is very hectic and pushes forward like a train. There’s no solo part on this song (a solo would have been quite obvious call). Instead of that, I wrote an instrumental part and an extra vocal part. Last vocal part’s melody and chord pattern supporting it consists of just one really long phrase… this kind of long phrasing was typical in many classical compositions. I still haven’t got rid of my roots in classical music.”
Singer Päivi “Capri” Virkkunen explains the story: “‘I’m The One’. This is a story about very charismatic and socially intelligent people who speak with the finest words to make other people do what they want in their quest for their own pleasure. They do not care about the consequences or how to violate the feelings of others. They only think of themselves. Unfortunately, the pressure in the group is generally enormous and all its members are behind the strongest individual hoping to be ‘the chosen one.'”
“Darkness Of Eternity” track listing:
01. I’m The One
02. Sky Is Falling
05. Golden Coins
06. Luna My Darling
09. Breathe Again
10. Symphony Nr. 1, Part 2 – Darkness Of Eternity
11. Anyone (bonus track)
Seppälä says: “‘Darkness Of Eternity’ is one of the most emotional AMBERIAN DAWN albums so far. It’s got some really bombastic songs in mood of dark and symphonic melodic metal and in contrast to that also some really poppy songs too.
“For me, it’s really hard to stick in one genre only and I constantly want to compose different kinds of songs!”
Tuomas adds: “The song ‘Symphony Nr.1, Part 1 – The Witchcraft’ told the story on the last record, ‘Innuendo’, before the time of ‘Magic Forest’. The little girl is a healer and village elders buried her alive in a coffin. The track ‘Symphony Nr.1, Part 2 – Darkness Of Eternity’ on our upcoming record ‘Darkness Of Eternity’ tells the story of the girl lying in the coffin trying to get out. Darkness is asking her to dance the waltz of eternity. The story will continue in Part 3 and we will tell you how she became the Magic Forest’s evil witch!”
Regarding the “Darkness Of Eternity” recording process, Tuomas says: “We did a lot of production at legendary Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland: drum recordings, mixing by Mikko Karmila and mastering by Mika Jussila. We also used a live string section on orchestral parts and that added nice color on the sound.
“It’s easy for me to say that this album is without any doubt the best sounding AMBERIAN DAWN album ever! It’s a kind of monument for me and it introduces the many sides of me as composer.
“I still feel very lucky that I’ve got Capri [Päivi Virkkunen] on this band because she’s probably the only singer capable singing all of those different styles with superior sound and feeling.”
AMBERIAN DAWN released a compilation album of songs that originally appeared on their first four albums — “Circus Black” (2012), “End Of Eden” (2010), “The Clouds Of Northland Thunder” (2009) and “River Of Tuoni” (2008) — to showcase Virkkunen after the departure of Heidi Parviainen. “Re-Evolution” was made available on June 14, 2013 in Finland, distributed by Suomen Musiikki.
AMBERIAN DAWN is:
Tuomas Seppälä – Keyboards, Guitar
Päivi “Capri” Virkkunen – Vocals
Emil Pohjalainen – Guitar
Jukka Hoffren – Bass
Joonas Pykälä-aho – Drums