The US/Canada based symphonic melodic death metal band Gone In April presents a music video for “Empire Of Loss”, taken from their brand new album “Shards Of Light”. Watch it below.
“Shards Of Light” is Gone In April’s third studio album, recorded at WaveTransform Studios. It was mixed by the legendary Tom Morris (Lacuna Coil, Kreator, Iced Earth, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Morbid Angel) and mastered by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon). It features 13 tracks combining the dramatic choirs and strings of symphonic metal, the aggressive growls, drums and fretless bass of death metal, the fast-paced guitars of power metal, the energetic melodies of folk metal with a hint of progressive metal. “Shards Of Light” came out September 6, you can get your copy here.
The vocalist Julie on the concept on the album: “We witness what seems to be a flow of destruction, violence and hate. While it is nothing new, as history likes to remind us, the consequences seem to reach beyond what we have seen before. In the face of adversity, Shards of Light is a gleam of hope, an invitation to find the light in the darkness, to grow stronger, team up and take action.”
Along with the album, Gone In April also dropped a new music video for “Empire Of Loss”, the opening track of “Shards Of Light”. The band says: “This is the first song we composed, and it gave the tone for the whole album. While we were hunting for venues for our next music videos, we found this gorgeous abandoned church in Detroit, Michigan. There was something very special about the way the light was falling on the ruins of what had been, just a few years ago, an imposing and elegant building: the idea that amidst destruction, there was still light to be found.”
Don’t miss Gone In April on North American tour with Eluveitie and Korpiklaani. It starts on September 19 in Tampa, Florida. Click here for more details.