RISING: “White Heat” Video By Danish Epic/Doom Metal Outfit Premiered Via New Noise Magazine; Sword And Scythe LP Out Now Through Indisciplinarian

[photos by Naya Buch]

New Noise Magazine is hosting a premiere of “White Heat,” the new video from Danish epic/doom metal quintet RISING. The track comes from the band’s fourth LP Sword And Scythe, which was released in October through Indisciplinarian.

In the theme of the album, RISING presents a new video for “White Heat,” for which lead singer and lyricist Morten Grønnegaard, who created the video, states, “‘White Heat’ tells the story of a distant future where the fossil fuels that once forged our industrial society, are nothing but an ancient memory. Humanity struggles to find a new power source that can generate the white heat demanded to reindustrialize the world. A fast, aggressive yet melodic song with odd time signatures describing man’s striving towards both survival and dominance, and all it implies, good and bad. The video is a metaphorical illustration of this ambition and its palpable consequences that are our world today. But along the intent of the album’s concept of examining man’s nature, it is also a visual question to ourselves: is the current course the only path we can tread, or are we capable of self-critique to the point of controlling our instincts and convey a sustainable existence?”

See RISING’s “White Heat” video at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Sword And Scythe is available on black virgin vinyl 12″ LP with a beautifully illustrated gatefold cover, as well as all digital formats via Indisciplinarian. Find US vinyl preorders at Earsplit Distro HERE and international preorders at the label webshop HERE.

RISING will be playing select Danish shows over the next several months, among those, a headlining show in Copenhagen this month with labelmates Alkymist, a gig with Danish thrash legends Artillery as well as Alkymist in May, and a set at Rising Festival in June. Shows for the fall are to be announced in the months ahead.

3/15/2019 Hotel Cecil – Copenhagen, DK w/ Alkymist
5/04/2019 Kongebryg – Næstved, DK w/ Artillery, Alkymist
6/07/2019 Rising Festival – Allinge/Bornholm, DK

RISING took an ambitious leap with their fourth full-length album, Sword And Scythe, a concept album on the history of mankind seen from the perspective of cosmic circularity, where the full potential of the band’s musical vision unfolds in a collection of songs of both progressive outlook, melodic mastery and fierce aggression. The album sees RISING moving towards a more progressive direction, while operating confidently within a wide range of dynamics and facets of their own compositional and playing ability. The album varies from fast, short songs to longer epics with proggy structures, continuously displaying a fierce heaviness balanced by a distinct sense of melody and finesse, not at least in the updated twin guitar arrangements. Furtherly, the album is enriched by a group of musical guests adding choir vocals, piano, trombone as well as mellotron parts, and has pleased and surprised both fans and critics alike. Sword And Scythe features guest musicians Anders Hjort Straarup on trombone, renowned Danish rock musician Tim Christensen (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Tim Christensen) on mellotron, and backup vocals from Simon Stenbæk of labelmates Piss Vortex.