Maldivian melodic metal band Nothnegal is gearing up for the N. American release of their self-titled EP on August 6th (July 29th in other territories) and they have teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting to bring you an exclusive stream of the track “Rannamaari”. The track, which you can listen to below, is based upon a Maldivian myth that involves a sea demon, virgin sacrifices, and heavy religious themes.
Guitarist Hilarl explains, “It’s about a mythical sea serpent which seeks a virgin as a sacrifice every full moon. The people of the islands are led to believe this but the truth is that the king is the one seeking these virgins while making the people believe otherwise. Rannamaari is the name of this serpent.”
The EP was recorded at Vakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production being handled by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying) and Paul Reeve (Muse). The Nothnegal EP will consist of four tracks and will be released exclusively through digital retailers in North America and other parts of the world.
The N. American pre-order can be found here while the international version is here.