Today, singular Swedish black metallers VANHELGA unveil a video for “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig.” The track hails from VANHELGA’s forthcoming third album, Längtan, set for international release on April 28th via ART OF PROPAGANDA.
The video for “Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig” tells the disturbing story of a man who wakes up in a confused state and with the dawning realization that he probably tortured and killed his best friend the day before. The video can be seen in its entirety on VANHELGA’s YouTube channel HERE.
With artwork by the Spanish artist Juanjo Castellano, the 12-track Längtan – whose title means “Longing” – explores the concept that death is not to be feared, but rather longed for, because it is the beginning of true freedom, where man is no longer shackled by what society finds acceptable. The tracklisting for Längtan, which is available to pre-order at www.art-of-propaganda.de/shop/
1. Svartsint ömhet
2. Där evigheten inväntar mig
3. Evig förändring
4. Med Mina andetag
6. Låt snön falla
9. Narkotisk uppgivenhet
10. Eternal night
12. Exploderande känslostorm
A statement from VANHELGA reads: “With “Längtan, we have each sought, either with our words or our music, to give voice to our hatred of life. And our love of life. A life that is a prison full of slaves. If we don’t embrace the end of this life, and transcend the limitations imposed on us by this world we live in, then we will never be free. Because freedom can only exist once we have broken free from the material world and the strictures imposed on us by society. To attain it, we must become one with all and none. It is a state we can only attain through death. Längtan is about longing. Längtan is about death.
It is about facing death without fear and without regret, because death is another chapter in our life, not the ending of it. It is the definitive chapter in our lives. Lives that are lived as half lives, fake lives, because we are forced to live them within the only reality that this fucked-up world allows us. It is an existence we want to escape from in order that we may truly start to live. So that we may find peace. A peace we can only find after death. A life we can only live after death. A life we can live forever. Längtan is about longing. Längtan is about death. Längtan is about the longing to die.”