Heaven Shall Burn (DE) Post New Song "The Omen," Track-By-Track Lyrical Explanations For Upcoming Album "Invictus"
[center] [/center] Heaven Shall Burn, Germanyâ€™s hardest hitting hybrid of metal and hardcore, has launched a brand new track, â€œThe Omenâ€, from the forthcoming record, Invictus, on the bandâ€™s completely redesigned MySpace page. Along with â€œThe Omenâ€, Heaven Shall Burn even added the intro to the album, to give listeners the full flavour of the opening track of Invictus. As on their previous albums, the Icelandic composer and friend, Ã“lafur Arnalds, did the aforementioned atmospheric intro, as well as the albumâ€™s outro. â€œThere is some exciting new stuff happening on Invictusâ€, states guitarist Maik Weichert, possibly referring to the highly emotional duet, â€œGiven In Deathâ€, which features Sabine Weniger from Deadlock on vocals, and Sebastian Reichl on guitars. â€œBut to make sure that everybody understands that it is still 100% HSB, we picked â€˜The Omenâ€™. I am positive that weâ€™ll have a lot of fun screaming the lyrics together live!â€ "The Omen" is proof that Invictus still packs plenty of punch, and will surely not disappoint fans of Heaven Shall Burnâ€™s heavy, majestic riffs, which are ever present in songs such as â€œThe Omenâ€, â€œBuried In Forgotten Groundsâ€, and â€œReturn To Sanityâ€. Invictus was recorded at Tue Madsenâ€™s Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark, and was produced by Heaven Shall Burnâ€™s guitarists, Alexander Dietz and Maik Weichert. [center] [/center] A track-by-track, including background information about each song on the record, can be seen below: Invictus is the 3rd part of the Iconoclast-story after Iconoclast and their DVD Bildersturm. Again stories about unconventional heroes are being told, a different light is cast upon well known idols and legends. The Omen -We got the idea for the song after people were asking us in interviews several times if we really think that you can still save the world. This kind of ignorance is upsetting us every time. There are many, many people whose world has long ended. They live in a world of war, hunger, misery and exploitation â€“ and someone sitting in our backstage in our nice and cosy First World has the guts to ask a question like this. This drastically shows how people ignore that other people are suffering and dying. Combat -Is about child soldiers. I Was, I Am, I Shall Be -Deals with the murders of Liebknecht and Luxemburg. Buried In Forgotten Grounds -The title relates to â€œThe Weapon They Fearâ€. It is about how Augusto Pinochet was protected by old networks and that the role of the CIA during the putsch in Chile and other countries in South and Middle America is still unclear. To this day ten thousands of families have no idea where their relatives were deported to. Sevastopol -The WW2 battle of Sevastopol by the Black Sea is a symbol for the atrocities of war, of how people were willing to sacrifice themselves and of the horrific megalomania of the National Socialists. The Lie You Bleed For -The lyrics are our statement against the daily robot-ism, against being exploited at your job. We have several friends who suffered from their first burn out in their mid-twenties or early thirties. It is fair to strive for something bigger and better. However, it should not be in the name of the DAX, but only for your own self. It has to be okay to keep a minimum of freedom â€“ even if it is in certain limits â€“ otherwise your working clothes turn into prison clothing. Hence, the song exhibits a tiny bit of Spartakusâ€™ spirit. Return To Sanity -The song is about one of the most violent battles of WW2 that is also know as â€œthe Battle of All Souls' Dayâ€. Ernest Hemingway was war correspondent and this battle completely changed his viewpoint on war. During the battle a German lieutenant tried to rescue a wounded American soldier who was screaming for his life, but he got killed himself. The Americans set up a memorial stone on the battlegrounds in remembrance of Lieutenant Lengfeld. Against Bridge Burners -The life and works of Lev Kopelevs Invictus is set to release in North America on June 8th, courtesy of Century Media Records. It is the third part of the â€œIconoclastâ€ story, following the 2008 release, Iconoclast, and the 2009 DVD, Bildersturm. Like its predecessors, Invictus [the full title of which is Invictus (Iconoclast III)] will again tell stories about unconventional heroes, while shedding a different light on well-known idols and legends. Heaven Shall Burn isâ€¦ Marcus Bischoff - Vocals Maik Weichert - Lead Guitars Alexander Dietz - Lead Guitars Eric Bischoff - Bass Matthias Voigt - Drums