Frontman/bassist Vincent “Jake” Jones says: “The lyrics for ‘Cycle’ came to me in a desperate place. I was trying to make sense of why I still experienced these long episodes of depression, even when there didn’t seem to be an obvious reason for it to come on. It’s like it was always waiting to sneak up and snatch me out of the moment, and no amount of personal growth or skill mastery or artistic recognition could prevent it from taking me in its grip. So I thought – if I can’t prevent the feeling from coming on, I can at least give myself a tangible reminder that this is normal for me. That I’ve made it out of low places before, and I will again. This song helps keep my feet on the ground when I’m feeling cocky highs, and it gives me some hope when I’m running low. It was a pleasure to turn that emotional blooming and wilting that we all experience from time to time into a visual aesthetic with Jaraad Nageer and Ana Manso.”

Aether Realm has reached melodic death metal maestro status with “Redneck Vikings From Hell”. North Carolina’s Aether Realm has reached melodic death metal maestro status with their latest full-length offering and Napalm Records debut, Redneck Vikings From Hell! With this album, the band improves upon their already distinctive sound that, since day one, has had fans wondering if they’re hearing a band from the States or the mountains of Finland! Each of the 11 tracks on “Redneck Vikings From Hell” are entirely distinct, setting the stage by playing upon their southern roots with the banjo-laden epic folk metal-inspired title track “Redneck Vikings From Hell”. Meanwhile, the arena-ready first single “Goodbye” and center-cuts like the thrashy, unwavering “Lean Into the Wind”, the powerful anthem “Hunger” and symphonic brutality banger “Slave to the Riff” provide a weightier sample of the unconventional stylings of Aether Realm 3.0. Otherworldly closing track “Craft and the Creator” drives it all home, showcasing each individual band member’s infallible technical skills and featuring hair-raising leads that would make any guitar god blush. Furthermore, the album is strung together by colossal orchestral elements that lift the album to new heights previously unreached by the band. “Redneck Vikings From Hell” not only cements Aether Realm as a band to watch but will also have listeners questioning just what exactly they can’t do. Don’t be swayed by the title “Redneck Vikings From Hell”, is no joke.

Tracklist:

01. Redneck Vikings From Hell
02. Goodbye
03. Lean Into The Wind
04. Hunger
05. Guardian
06. One Hollow Word
07. She’s Back
08. Slave To The Riff
09. Cycle
10. TMHC
11. Craft And The Creator

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Aether Realm is:

  • Donny Burbage – Guitar
  • Heinrich Arnold – Guitar
  • Tyler Gresham – Drums
  • Vincent Jones – Bass, Vocals

Aether Realm concludes: “We are not from Finland”