NewsJanuary 31, 2024 12:31 PM ET825 views

Svalbard unveil music video for "To Wilt Beneath The Weight"

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Svalbard has dropped a video for their song "To Wilt Beneath The Weight" from their latest album, The Weight Of The Mask. The track, serving as a powerful conclusion to the album, confronts the harsh reality of personal struggles and the ongoing battle against them. The video captures Svalbard's intense live performance of the song at Cult Of Luna's Beyond The Redshift festival in London from the previous year.

Svalbard frontwomen Serena Cherry shared the following:

We filmed this live video at The O2 Forum in London, which is the very same place that I saw one of my first ever metal shows! (It was Mudvayne!) The feeling of walking out onto that stage where I have seen so many inspiring metal musicians play was surreal. Truly one of those 'pinch me' moments. To have this wonderful memory of performing at Beyond the Redshift is very special to me, it was one of those awesome festivals where you get to watch and meet so many fantastic artists. 

To Wilt Beneath The Weight is about the pressures and sacrifices you make as a touring musician. The lyrics explore the strain it can put on relationships and the challenging times that come with being away so often. This song features my favorite Svalbard lyric, which is "grit your teeth when they've just been broken." Which represents the determination against all odds to keep persevering with your passions.

It also features the lyric I find the most painful, which is: "completely at the mercy of every form of insincerity." Every time I scream that line on stage I choke up because it feels so raw and real.

 

In celebration of The Weight Of The Mask, Svalbard has recently announced a tour across the UK and Europe in March. The tour features Norwegian psychedelic proggers Enslaved and American metal outfit Wayfarer.

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Enslaved w/ Svalbard and Wayfarer

03/06 London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall 
03/07 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 
03/08 Manchester, UK @ Club Academy 
03/09 Glasgow, UK @ Slay 
03/10 Dublin, IE @ Opium 
03/12 Helmond, NL @ Cacaofabriek 
03/13 Paris, FR @ La Machine 
03/14 Geneva, CH @ PTR/l'Usine 
03/15 Montpellier, FR @ Victoire 2 
03/16 Milan, IT @ Legend 
03/18 Prague, CZ @ Futurum 
03/19 Vienna, AT @ Szene 
03/21 Cologne, DE @ Club Volta 
03/22 Leipzig, DE @ Taubchenthal 
03/23 Berlin, DE @ Hole44 
03/24 Warsaw, PL @ Proxima 


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