The power metal band from Norway, TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK, shared a music video for the song “Silver Ghost” on November 14. This song is taken from their new album “Black Waves” which is planned to be released early next year through their label Sörvik Rock Music.
The album contains 10 songs and is a continuation of the album “A Voice Unheard” which was released in 2018, mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, MASTERS OF CEREMONY) and includes the second single, “Silver Ghost“, whose official music video can be seen below.
The concept behind the song:
In the year 1905, Hanna was a hard-working northern Norwegian woman whose husband had tragically just passed away. She took on his duties as lightkeeper at Steglholmen near Gressholman, the old trade centre in Vågsfjorden south of Harstad. For more than 20 years she dutifully kept the light shining, guiding the ships safely past her post and on their way. The light was often exposed to the harshest of weather, but the job was an important one for more than one reason – the homestead they had bought when her beloved husband was still alive must be paid for, so the money was needed.
The work was challenging, both physically and mentally. Crossing the dark, stormy sea in a small rowboat, that’s one thing. Another was the ever-present knowledge that once upon a time, this was the place of execution for three murderers whose remains were mounted on stakes and left there until time and nature had done away with them. As the black waves beat her boat and the wind howled at her light, she often glimpsed their horrific spectres beneath the foamy sea. But Hanna remained a brave and dutiful human, and she stood ever firm in the face of these trials.
“Black Waves” is a concept album based on real events from the coastal region surrounding the Gressholman peninsula, stretching from 1748 to the early 1900s. We hear the deeply shocking story of a brutal double murder which shook a small community, and also about a once vital and important trading post which met its ultimate end in a fire centuries later. The stories are mostly told through the eyes of the people involved, whose stories are guided by the superstitions, fears, and beliefs native to the northern part of Norway.
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK uses the term Arctic heavy metal to describe its music, which is heavily influenced by their homeland both in its somewhat gloomy sound and lyrical themes.
After 15 years as a studio project, core members and songwriting partners Trond Nicolaisen, Andreas Stenseth and Øystein Kvile Hanssen decided to take it to the next level and form an actual band. They completed the lineup with singer Tony Johannessen (THUNDERBOLT), drummer Owe Lingvall (NOCTURNAL RITES) and guitarist Valentino Francavilla (WHITE SKULL).
TRACKLIST “Black Waves”:
02. Oceans of Sadness
03. Black Hearts and Roses in Snow
04. Black Waves
05. Silver Ghost
06. Wait for the Sun
07. Lament of the Damned
08. When Falls the Axe
09. The Monument
10. The Calm (ARIA Cover)
The lyric video “Silver Ghost” was created by Stereo 27 Productions. Live footage taken at The Gressholman Festival by Aktiv Events. All concepts by TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK.
The artwork for “Black Waves” was done by Rado Javor, who also created the work for their previous album “A Voice Unheard” in 2018.