After premiering last week on Terra Relicta Magazine, the long delayed video for The Fires of Muspelheim is official! The song appear on the Norse themed EP Flight of the Raven (Venus Aeon Records, 2018)
The Fires Of Muspelheim, as the title suggests, is about the ravaged kingdom by the same name and its reigner, the fire giant Surtr. It’s rooted in Norse mythology, as you might have figured. We laid the groundwork for the track, but all the while had these lyrics lying around… We started to look for a way to integrate the lyrics with the music. Thanks to Venus Aeon Records, we’d heard the voice acting of Hada Pixie, and she became an obvious choice. Hada was a joy to work with, and she really delivered! Albeit stationed in different parts of the globe, today’s technology makes that an almost non-issue; it has some things going for it, we’ll give it that.
For the video, we once again reached out to Hada Pixie. Hada is a wonderful talent, and her acting stretches beyond what she can convey with her voice, as we soon found out. We wanted the framing of the video to reflect the inspiration for the music, so fire and flames were a given. But it also draws from broader themes derived from Norse mythology and its aesthetics. As the track came together, a coda had emerged, and for this, we had a feeling of something missing. Turns out it was just screaming for some lead guitar! We promptly called in our baby brother Gabriel, and he didn’t let us down in laying down his parts, putting a crucial mark on the track in the process.