Italian symphonic death metal quartet Genus Ordinis Dei have just unveiled a stunning new music video for their latest single ‘Cold Water’. The impressive music video was directed by Steve Saints, and filmed in the dangerous Italian Alps (aka Dolomites) in Trentino, Italy. The band and crew spent a total of three days & two nights trekking across the snow-covered mountains at altitudes exceeding 7,300 feet above sea level, filming at both Pordoi Pass and Sella Pass.
The song was written about an expedition gone wrong, and the rescue squad that was sent to find the missing explorers. They eventually find the cave where the survivor lies, but is it too late?
‘Cold Water’ is the second single taken from their upcoming sophomore full-length album entitled Great Olden Dynasty which will be released on November 24, 2017 via Eclipse Records. The album features ten pummeling tracks of symphonic death-metal mastery, including Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) on guest vocals for the song ‘Salem’. The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, DGM) at Domination Studio.
“I have never walked so much in my entire life!” states drummer Richard Meiz. “I’m not a sportsman, so it was challenging to do all that climbing with as much as 1 meter of snow under my feet, but we have seen places that some people will never see. I feel very lucky about that!” Guitarist Tommy Mastermind elaborates, “The next video MUST be about beaches and sun! We suffered intense cold, snow, and traversed several treacherous trails. We were tired as hell and had to walk with no real sense of direction because the snow had covered the paths. At times, we didn’t know if we were about to fall from a cliff or not, but we’re lucky enough to have come back without injury! The vistas were amazing and fortunately the weather cooperated, otherwise this could have ended up being a real story. I don’t think any of us will ever forget this, and it was totally worth it!”
Pre-order Great Olden Dynasty full album on iTunes or Amazon, and immediately download the songs ‘Halls of Human Delights’ and ‘Cold Water’ via instant grat! Also available for pre-order at Google Play, and on compact disc. Stream the single ‘Cold Water’ via Spotify, Apple Music, and more at http://eclp.se/rgrtl