Words are useless. Here is the art and below is the official statement.
“As of today, we’d like to inform our fans and followers that AVA INFERI is officially over.
The decision was made by myself and Carmen some time ago now and as one can imagine, it has been a multitude of mixed feelings & emotions involved, but then again, what must be done…
To some it may seem a tad ironic giving up when things start to happen for real (record sales, show offers, general interest has steadily increased) but as of now there is simply no will and interest in pursuing this path any further. It is important to follow one’s intuition, hence our joint and final decision on this matter.
To put it short: the spiritual heaviness & the (occasional) negativity involved, the bad luck and obstacles that seemed to follow every step we took, the corner we closed ourselves in musically and conceptually etc. belongs to a different era for us. We simply need to break out and get the joy and inspiration back into our music.
I still have the song skeletons for the 5th (double?) album in my hard drive though (about 30+, some done, some half-done songs) and maybe, just maybe in the future we will make these available (stranger things have happened). However we do not encourage anyone to hold their breath. The decision is as close to final as one can get.
We want to thank our past and present band members, session members, Season of Mist, Twilight13 Media, NM Design and everyone we’ve worked with and/or connected with over the years. Much appreciated! And to our followers: You all helped making these 8 years a “different” pleasure. Thank you so much!
We have 1 song left in our sleeve though: a Fado-inspired song sung in Portuguese entitled “Ao Teu Lado”, which you will get to hear some time in the near future. Watch out for that one!
On a side note I can reveal that Carmen and myself will appear in a new project in due time, and be sure things are being prepared for it. However, this statement belongs to AI and AI only so more on the new path through a different channel at a more appropriate time.
Thanks and see you all around,
Rune & Carmen (RIP Ava Inferi, 2005-2013) ”
When talking about the origins of Pagan Metal in Germany, one name definitely comes to mind: Falkenbach. This project by Vratyas Vakyas has been active for more than twenty years now and is commonly regarded as a trailblazer and prime mover of a musical genre that combines epic heroism and Germanic mythology as well as Norse-tinged folklore and metallic aggression in a perfect blend – and all that far from the worn-out clichés of a so-called “Pagan Metal scene.” I was really honored by the request coming from their label, Prophecy Productions, to make their first lyric video, for a great track, extracted from their upcoming album.
Heralding the arrival of Falkenbach’s sixth album “Åsa”, the debut of these Heathen Metal pioneers with Prophecy Productions, the new song “Eweroun” will be released as a limited 7″ vinyl single. With its epic atmosphere as well as the interplay of acoustic and metal elements, “Eweroun” marks the stylistic range to be expected of the new album following later this year. The single is limited to 500 copies and side B is adorned with an etching of the band’s logo.
NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER METAL FEST 2013 is a very nice event – most probably the most interesting metal event of the year in Bucharest so I was really honored to make them the logotype and poster design. Be there for the most brutal event ever in Romania, to make it happen again. Share the poster, tell your friends about this, get your patched denim and leather and get to Bucharest on 29th and 30th of November, for 20 extreme metal bands from all over the world – incl. AURA NOIR, IMPALED NAZARENE, HAIL OF BULLETS, AHAB, AVULSED, NEGURA BUNGET and many more..