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KATLA - Releases Video For The Track From Their Latest Album

Winter is here and it brings darkness. Yet there are not only those long nights but also the darkness that fog and storms of snow bring to the far north: the Icelandic atmospheric post/doom metal duo Katla have captured this "white darkness" in the shape of a video clip for the song "Hvítamyrkur", which is taken from their acclaimed second full-length Allt þetta helvítis myrkur.

"My wife and I were driving home through a harsh winter storm on February 8th in 2019", recalls Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson. "We were so fascinated by the surreal sight that we decided to take a detour deeper into the storm and we started filming it. We ventured as far into the white darkness as my Volkswagen Bora could take us until we were forced to turn around and head home. The horses were glad to see us arriving, but they were soon scared away by strong gusts of wind that almost knocked over my wife. I always knew that this material needed to be turned into a music video. When Guðmundur presented his lyrics for "Hvítamyrkur", which literally means 'white darkness', it was clear that those filmed scenes had found their destination. He has driven special offroad vehicles on glaciers in such conditions when nothing was visible at all. In such places and at such times, all the world seems to have turned white, which is its own kind of darkness."

Katla, featuring vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson (Fortíð, Potentiam,...) and former Sólstafir drummer and visual artist Guðmundsson Óli Pálmason, released via Prophecy Productions their sophomore full-length, Allt þetta helvítis myrkur, in November last year. Watch now the brand new video for "Hvítamyrkur" in the player below. Link