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  EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: MIDNATTSOL RELEASE 'THE PURPLE SKY'
12th April 2018



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Nordic Folk Metallers Midnattsol release their fourth studio album, 'The Aftermath', on 25th May via Napalm Records and today, the second release is premiering here on MetalTalk.

'The Purple Sky' features former Leaves Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine, who is now the official second vocalist for Midnattsol. Liv was originally announced as a guest on the new album but after some discussions, the band picked her up as a permanent member. Here's 'The Purple Sky'.



The first release from 'The Aftermath' was the nine-plus minute epic, 'Herr Mannelig', which you can check out here:



The name 'Espenæs' rightfully makes a lot of people swoon: Liv Kristine and her sister Carmen Elise were a vital part of a magnitude of gothic/symphonic/Folk Metal milestones – but so far a supergroup involving both sisters sharing microphone duties was only the stuff dreams were made of.

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'The Aftermath profits massively from the addition of another voice; the fragile track'‘Vem can segla' oozes pure magic and depth, whereas the rendition of the traditional Swedish ballad 'Herr Mannelig' revels in somber glory and folkloristic air.

'The Aftermath' relies much more heavily on Folk influences than its predecessor, 2011s 'The Metamorphosis Melody', lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic Metal compositions, making it a sumptuous and sensual affair and a shimmering highlight in the discography of this German/Norwegian team.

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Midnattsol are:
Carmen Elise Espenæs - Vocals
Liv Kristine Espenæs - Second Vocals
Alex Kautz - Guitar
Daniel Fischer - Keyboard
Stephan Adolph - Guitar

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