Italian post-black metal four-piece Die Sünde share a brand new music video for »Strega«, the title track of the upcoming one-track EP which will be released in digital format and vinyl on October 14th, 2022 via Drown Within Records (Italy), Ripcord Records (UK) and Violence In The Veins (Spain).
Recorded by Die Sünde & Michael Anthony Foti at Belvanera Audio Productions.
Mixed and mastered by Michael Anthony Foti at Belvanera Audio Productions.
Artwork by Ikosidio.
Videoclip by Elide Blind.
Courtesy of Kairos Promotion:
The video for »Strega« was made by Elide Blind and taken from the second EP by post-black metal band Die Sünde from Padua. »Strega« will be released digitally and on screen printed vinyl limited to 300 copies on October 14, 2022 by Drown Within Records (IT), Ripcord Records (UK) and Violence In The Veins (ES). The pre-orders are already live on the labels and the band’s Bandcamp pages. The sound of this work is characterized by strong references to post-hardcore, black metal and bands like Amenra, Russian Circles, Converge, Oathbreaker and Celeste.
The band comments: “Getting to make a 20-minute video clip was a real challenge. We involved Elide Blind in the project and we couldn’t make a better decision. We believe that the synergy and complicity that emerged between us right from the start were crucial to succeeding. to transfer into an image what STREGA has represented for us as a band and as individuals.”
Die Sünde band formed in 2018, with members coming from different musical backgrounds (post-hardcore, post-metal, stoner-doom, and post-rock). Our sound is the result of picking little aspects of our influences, from black metal to posthardcore, mixing them, and creating a personal sound without going out of track with our context. The lyrics and the music are the representation of the “worst”: the worst feeling, the worst situation, where you don’t recognize yourself anymore, and where the pain is bigger than the anger itself. In October 2022 is expected the release of a new work. The sound of a rite, the evocation of an entity that drives through purification, that leads to a new beginning for a depleted humanity…this is »Strega«.
Photos by Ilenia Urso
Witch as a cultist of Nature, its protector, healer.
Witch as a cultist of evil, esotericism aimed at destruction, demon.
Witch as a female figure: independent, wise, fertile.
What unites them is life and its cycle, and as such linked to Nature. As only women are able to generate it, to then look after it and protect it with wisdom and strength. Since she is linked to Nature, she can evoke forces and spirits bonded to realities that are inaccessible to us, being the holder of mystical and healing knowledge and secrets, in full control of the life cycle knowledge of Nature itself and living creatures. As a mare, she has ability to bend and destroy people’s will and life, in full control of the esoteric arts related to Paganism / Satanism, gait and features manifest to man as demonic. An entity composed of the triad that creates life, bends and destroys it and which will regenerate its ashes to give them new life.
Hence the hymn to the need for change, to the need to return to the origins, to abandon the groundlessness, senselessness and incorrectness of modern thought, an unsustainable thought that can only lead to destruction, annihilation. Violence calls for violence. The only way is through the evocation of an entity, something that is not properly of this world but that contains in itself the main characteristics suitable for purification through destruction but also capable of restoring life through it, reshaping a more sustainable world, linked to naturalist traditions and foundations, to reconnect man to his true essence, to his true origins, to his spiritual self. Not a simple path or without sacrifices, but ultimately necessary.
A cycle in three acts:
Evocation: the entity is called and it manifests itself
Purification: the plague spreads quickly and everything reaps
Creation: the primordial slime that will bring to life is made up of the spilled blood; Nature taking back its space against humanity’s cancer.
And the circle is restored. Power to women, to spiritual freedom and to Nature, which have always been frowned upon, misunderstood and demonized by the ignorance of the centuries of “evolution”, mystified, tortured, raped and repressed. They must be glorified, listened to and protected as the only key to life itself, as the only ones capable of generating it, as the only ones capable of creating a balance of growth and a true future for the world.
Die Sünde is:
Michael Anthony Foti – Vocals
Davide Rovizzi Guitar, Vocals
Red Kaine – Guitar
Nicola Rizzo – Bass
Vichard Helsson – Drums