Horror fans who also dig the shit out of some power metal, take heed! Swing Of Death is the end result of Norwegian rock stars Jorn Lande and Trond Holter, who have created a concept album that is built around one of the greatest horror icons ever: Dracula!
The concept album was inspired by the life of Count Vlad the III, Prince of Wallachia, widely known as Vlad, The Impaler or by his patronymic name Vlad Dracul(a). The whole story explores the inner struggle inside the multifaceted and engorging character that this mysterious 15th Century personality was, while also taking into account some of the metaphysical aspects that passed into literature, forming the whole basis of the vampire mythos.
Below is the official video for “Walking On Water”, which mixes performance footage with a rather simple story. However, the whole video has this gothic 1700’s Eastern European feel to it, which is rather nice.
You can pre-order the album, which comes out January 27th, via Amazon.