Norwegian alternative metallers MADDER MORTEM have released a music video for the song "Liberator". The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Marrow", which came out on September 21 via Dark Essence Records. The clip was created by the noted Romanian artist Costin Choireanu.
According to MADDER MORTEM, "Liberator" "is the declaration of intent from 'Marrow' — it's our call to arms. It's a reminder to not make yourself smaller to appease others, but to sink your teeth into life and bite off way more than you can chew. Never let them drag you back into line."
Regarding the video itself, and the collaboration with Chioreanu, who has a long-standing history with Dark Essence Records and the Norwegian music scene, MADDER MORTEM went on to say: "After seeing Costin Chioreanu's gorgeous artwork in the animated video for 'Far From Home', we really wanted to see what his take would be on a filmed video. Costin somehow managed to poke a hole in his incredibly busy schedule, and the video was shot in our home town of Nord-Odal over three hectic days. We wanted something different and unexpected and strange, and we love the surrealist feel of this video."
"Marrow" sees MADDER MORTEM hungrier and heavier than ever before. The eleven-track album is complex, covering a wide variety of genres and sounds that range from moments of folk/prog to avant-garde. From delicate ballads to harsh metal. Agnete M. Kirkevaag's dynamic and immensely powerful vocals, are, as always, at the fore on an album that is more doomy than its predecessor, "Red In Tooth And Claw", as well as being at times both heavier, and catchier.
"Marrow" is about "sticking to the essence of yourself. Your ideas, your thoughts, your values". It was produced by BP M. Kirkevaag and mastered by Peter In de Betou at Tailor Maid.
With artwork by the legendary artist Thore Hansen, "Marrow" will be available in digipak CD, digital, and limited-edition green vinyl gatefold LP formats.
"Marrow" track listing:
03. Moonlight Over Silver White
04. Until You Return
05. My Will Be Done
06. Far From Home
08. White Snow, Red Shadows
09. Stumble On
10. Waiting To Fall
Photo by Janne Kim Gitmark