Northern Oak, Sheffield's very own progressive folk metallers, have today released a lyric video for Nerthus, which gives us a first taste of their much anticipated album Of Roots And Flesh.
Nerthus is a song that describes the worship ritual for an ancient pagan goddess of the same name.
Guitarist Chris Mole elaborates: “A statue of the goddess would be carted around the island where she was worshipped to receive offerings from her followers. The statue would be taken to a sacred pool to be cleansed by a group of slaves, who would then be slaughtered, as touching the goddess and looking upon her face was considered too divine for mortals to survive. Martin’s lyrics tell the story of one slave who willingly offers himself up for this duty, seeing it as an honour and a way to atone for the worthlessness of his former life.”
Of Roots And Flesh is set for release on 4th October 2014 and can be pre-ordered here. The band will be performing at the official launch party on 4th October in Corporation, Sheffield. Tickets can be purchased here.
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Check out the full press release here. Also, keep an eye on Femetalism over the coming week or so for more from Northern Oak.
Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.