French melodic death metal unit TEMNEIN have released a hialrious Doctor Who-inspired video ‘Rise Of The Sontarans’, taken from their third full-length, Tales: Of Humanity And Greed, out 22nd May via Blood Blast.
Watch ‘Rise Of The Sontarans’ below.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwousZzOivY&w=560&h=315]
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The band commented: “The lyrical concept is about the Sontarans, a group of belligerent characters who looks like angry potatoes and appears on the TV program Doctor Who. Directed by Vincent Tournaud, this video includes many references to Dr Who’s universe and shows a close friend of the band trying to cook potatoes that looks weird…Because those are Sontarans!
“It’s the shortest song off the album but also the most dynamic and live-oriented, so it was the perfect fit for a video.”
Produced by “El Mobo” (Loudblast, ETHS, The Great Old Ones, Eryn Non Dae, etc.) at Conkrete Studio in Bordeaux, France, Tales: Of Humanity And Greed is thematically based on various stories, myths, and legends exploring classic childhood occidental fairy tales, unsung fables from Asia and Inuit lands, pop culture universes (ie Legend Of Zelda, Majora’s Mask, Doctor Who etc.), and so much more. Each story is linked however to a common theme: the repetition of human error and avidity across time. Musically, TEMNEIN here employs shorter song structures than previous offerings adding more dynamics to their melo-death foundation. More doom/death and post-metal influences have crept into the band’s sound consequently enhancing the overall atmosphere. The records comes swathed in the stunning artwork of Vincent Fouquet (Meshuggah, Kataklysm, Moonsorrow, Kampfar, Nordjevel etc).
Tales: Of Humanity And Greed will see a physical release by the band on 22nd May with worldwide digital distribution by Blood Blast, a new service powered by Nuclear Blast and Believe Music.
Pre-order Tales: Of Humanity And Greed here: https://temnein.bandcamp.com/merch
Forged in France in 2009, TEMNEIN invokes the spirits of At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Ghost Brigade, Insomnium, Opeth, In Mourning, and the like while remaining singular in their output.
The band have released two prior full-lengths: 404 B.C. (2014) through Mighty Music and White Stained Inferno (2017) through Massacre Records both of which reaped critical accolades from various international metal outlets. Of White Stained Inferno, Decibel Magazine wrote in part, “In addition to a slew of driving, main riffs, TEMNEIN fit in fancy leads, licks and melodies, furious and rhythmic drumming and plenty of vocals.
Added The Metal Observer, “The band effortlessly combine melody and aggression, delivering a number of fantastic songs that will live long in the memory.”
Over their decade-plus time together, TEMNEIN has toured through Europe, the UK, Russia, and Japan, including support slots with the likes of At The Gates, Beyond Creation, Hate, Mors Principium Est, The Crown, Svart Crown, and many others.
The band has performed a host of European festivals including Durbuy Rock Festival, HRH Fest, AalborgRock & Metal Fest, and Loud Farm Fest with more live invasions to be announced in the weeks to come.
Florian Frandidier – guitars
Julien De Giorgio – bass
Valentin Treuillier – drums
Jocelyn Fidry – vocals
Morgan Rappe – guitars