Apparently when Swedes visit Helsinki, FIN they feel the need to play their music acoustically on a harbor in the middle of the night during a snowstorm (note: if you are from either Sweden or Finland, please tell me if I’m right or wrong here). That’s just what Swedish post metal band Cult Of Luna did when Off The Record filmed an acoustic performance of “Passing Through”, which comes from their latest album Vertikal.
Just how cold was it? Guitarist Johannes Persson comments, “We shot it in one take and my fingers were so cold that I couldn’t feel them after only half-way through the song. I didn’t get the feeling back for over 30 minutes after we got inside. All wind sounds you hear are real – no special sound effects to make it sound cool – the sound is straight from the mic. It was fucking freezing and fucking windy. The blizzard came from Sweden where it had closed cities and roads and it got worse later on during the night. The images actually do not give the cold justice.” You can watch the video performance below.