Symphonic death metal quartet Genus Ordinis Dei are back in the spotlight with the release of a new music video for
the song ‘You Die in Roma’. The video was filmed at the Live Club in Milano, Italy while on tour in 2017. It was directed
by Giovanni Bottalico and Diego Alberghini of Melaz Studio. This is the third video from their latest full-length album Great Olden Dynasty which was released worldwide via Eclipse Records on November 24, 2017.
“The song You Die in Roma is about a gladiator who enters the arena” states vocalist Nick K. “We wanted to describe his
feelings, thoughts, and how gladiators really felt in that period. Many were deprived from their families, with some
treated as property, and used to provide entertainment for the crowd. We also decided to keep the name “Roma” in
Italian, first to remark our Italian origin and second, to honor the greatness of the roman empire.” Drummer Richard
Meis recalls filming of the video, “We shot this video at the very last minute, after coming back from almost forty days
on the road to play the remaining Italian gigs of the Delirium World Tour with Lacuna Coil. We were extremely pumped
to play our hometown show in such a beautiful venue in front of our families and closest friends.”
Italy’s fast-rising symphonic death metal pioneers Genus Ordinis Dei recently revealed a video documentary of the band’s latest music video, Cold Water. The visually stunning music video was directed by Steve Saints, and filmed in the dangerous Italian Alps (aka Dolomites) in Trentino, Italy. The band and crew spent a total of three days & two nights trekking across the snow-covered mountains at altitudes exceeding 7,300 feet above sea level, filming at both Pordoi Pass and Sella Pass. The Cold Water behind the scenes documentary video goes in-depth with the band on location in Italy while filming the video. Narrated by vocalist Nick K, the video features hi-jinx, candid moments with various members of the band, and a glimpse into the high-altitude drone footage.
We have just unveiled a stunning new music video for their latest single ‘Cold Water’. The impressive music video was directed by Steve Saints, and filmed in the dangerous Italian Alps (aka Dolomites) in Trentino, Italy. The band and crew spent a total of three days & two nights trekking across the snow-covered mountains at altitudes exceeding 7,300 feet above sea level, filming at both Pordoi Pass and Sella Pass.
The song was written about an expedition gone wrong, and the rescue squad that was sent to find the missing explorers.
They eventually find the cave where the survivor lies, but is it too late? Watch ‘Cold Water’ now at this location to find
out for yourself!
‘Cold Water’ is the second single taken from their upcoming sophomore full-length album entitled Great Olden Dynasty
which will be released on November 24, 2017 via Eclipse Records. The album features ten pummeling tracks of
symphonic death-metal mastery, including Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) on guest vocals for the song ‘Salem’. The
album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, DGM) at Domination Studio.
“I have never walked so much in my entire life!” states drummer Richard Meiz. “I’m not a sportsman, so it was challenging to do all that climbing with as much as 1 meter of snow under my feet, but we have seen places that some people will never see. I feel very lucky about that!” Guitarist Tommy Mastermind elaborates, “The next video MUST be about beaches and sun! We suffered intense cold, snow, and traversed several treacherous trails. We were tired as hell and had to walk with no real sense of direction because the snow had covered the paths. At times, we didn’t know if we were about to fall from a cliff or not, but we’re lucky enough to have come back without injury! The vistas were amazing and fortunately the weather cooperated, otherwise this could have ended up being a real story. I don’t think any of us will ever forget this, and it was totally worth it!”
Pre-order Great Olden Dynasty full album on iTunes or Amazon, and immediately download the songs ‘Halls of Human
Delights’ and ‘Cold Water’ via instant grat! Also available for pre-order at Google Play, and on compact disc. Stream the
single ‘Cold Water’ via Spotify, Apple Music, and more at http://eclp.se/rgrtl
We have released a new single and music video for the song ‘Halls of Human Delights’. The impressive music video was directed by Steve Saints.
‘Halls of Human Delights’ is the first single taken from their upcoming second full-length album entitled Great Olden Dynasty which will see a global release on November 24, 2017 via Eclipse Records. The album features ten pummeling tracks of symphonic death-metal mastery, including Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) on guest vocals for the song ‘Salem’. The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, DGM) at Domination Studio.
“The song is about God’s creation of sin, and the fact that sins have been made to seem delicious when committed” states vocalist Nick K. “As more people commit sins, more souls are sent to the prison that God created for them until they are redeemed. We decided to represent the theme of the song in a luxurious but decadent hall as a metaphor to the joy of committing sin, but also to imply the feeling of emptiness when one’s sins are redeemed.” Guitarist Tommy Mastermind continues, “We decided to revisit this abandoned location we used for a previous photo shoot because it was perfect. We didn’t expect any problems, however when we arrived, there were dozens of people shooting an actual movie! The movie production troupe was using our hall as their control room, and just outside they were shooting some horror scenes. We were desperate because that was the only day for us to shoot before departing on tour with Lacuna Coil. Luckily some people on the production crew had heard of the band before, and were sympathetic to our dilemma. They moved their gear to the far side of the room and we literally shot the video while they were shooting their movie! It was a difficult but memorable experience!”