Blackened folk metal duo Moss Of Moonlight have released a lyric video for ‘Eole’ taken from the bands upcoming album ‘Winterwheel’ which is scheduled for release June 21st, 2013.
Singer, drummer and percussionist Jenn Grunigen comments on the song: “Eole is a song about Hretha, a little-known Anglo Saxon goddess. Because not much is known about her, we took some liberties in creating a mythic cycle of her own–a depiction that is, in all likelihood, utterly wrong. But this album is not just about adhering to ancient ways–it’s about creating new ones (and one common interpretation of Hretha is that she’s associated with rebirth). Humans are not what they once were, for better and worse. So, this song tells of humanity’s power to give life–even to goddesses; it’s the story of an elk and her feral, wandering goddess-companion whose life force thrives in human blood.”
See the video here: – http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Described as “a true rarity in the black metal genre” by Pure Gain Audio, ‘Winterwheel’ follows the highly acclaimed debut ‘Seed’, a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia. ‘Winterwheel’ digs deeper into the earth; a 45 minute trance into the otherworld’s. Using Anglo-Saxon chanting, haunting female vocals, visceral growls, and a giant atmosphere, Moss of Moonlight has put ancient Pagan ritual into song. It’s an album of Anglo Saxon gods and primal Paganism and as the band says, “it reaches far beyond ‘Seed’, into colder and darker territories.”
“Winterwheel is a ritual put to song. It embraces the turning of the seasons, and the necessary, vicious loop of birth and death” states Jenn Grunigen. “Each song delves into the nature of a different Anglo Saxon god or goddess, and is steeped in the old, cyclic roads of our Pagan ancestors, as well as the very language of the Anglo Saxons. With this wisdom and craft, we made new rites–in other words, Winterwheel, this sacrifice to the gods, the cosmos. With each play, the ritual is brought to life once more, and anyone willing to listen is a participant in the offering.”