Norwegian progressive metal stalwarts GREEN CARNATION will release their new album “Leaves of Yesteryear” on May 8 via Season of Mist. The record is the first new music from the band in 14 years. The cover artwork was created by Niklas Sundin and can be found below together with the track-list.
In conjunction with the album announcement, GREEN CARNATION has released the official music video for the title track, “Leaves of Yesteryear.” The video, made by Costin Chioreanu, can also be enjoyed below.
Founding member and guitarist Tchort (ex-EMPEROR) comments: “We are super-excited to finally release new music and our first-time-ever music video. Costin did a great job to interpret the moods and lyrics of the song. We think the viewers will find new meanings in the visual side of the song and discover new elements for each time they see it. Enjoy!”
Pre-orders for “Leaves of Yesteryear” are available here.
“Leaves of Yesteryear” Track-list
- Leaves of Yesteryear (08:03)
- Sentinels (05:42)
- My Dark Reflections of Life and Death (15:36)
- Hounds (10:10)
- Solitude (05:05)
GREEN CARNATION announced their return to the international metal scene for the anniversary of their cult classic “Light of Day, Day of Darkness” in 2016. After a successful comeback with festival appearances and special shows both in Europe and North America, the Norwegians are now ready to release their first new record in 14 years.
GREEN CARNATION from Kristiansand, Norway, was founded as early as 1990. After founding member Tchort joined legends-to-be EMPEROR and continued in SATYRICON and EINHERJER, the band was laid to rest until their debut album “A Journey To The End Of The Night” came out in 2000. Following a period with line-up changes, 2001 marked the release of the bands epic “Light of Day, Day of Darkness”.
With their albums “A Blessing in Disguise” (2003) and “The Quiet Offspring” (2005), GREEN CARNATION shifted towards a more rock-orientated style, before they surprised everyone with the stripped-down record “Acoustic Verses” in 2006. What followed in the same year is perhaps one of the most spectacular DVD recordings metal history. The band played a show in the mountains, under a 30-meter-high dam. Only a year later, GREEN CARNATION disbanded.
After playing their first reunion show in 2016 and a few more in the following years, the musicians decided it was time to write new material. At the end of 2019, GREEN CARNATION entered the studio with producer Endre Kirkesola (ABBATH, IN VAIN and SOLEFALD), to record “Leaves of Yesteryear”.
The album is partially a retrospect on the band’s career, as the progressive metal act pays homage to their past and to their heroes with the re-recording of the classic song “My Dark Reflections of Life and Death” and the BLACK SABBATH cover “Solitude”.
GREEN CARNATION Line-up:
- Kjetil Nordhus / Vocals
- Tchort / Guitars
- Bjørn Harstad / Guitars
- Stein Roger Sordal / Bass
- Kenneth Silden / Keys
- Jonathan Alejandro Perez / Drums