music: Kylmänen & Lammassaari
lyrics: Veteläinen & Kylmänen & Puolakanaho
Inside the cradle without the sun,
On frozen tides he tries to carry on,
By a mistake it was all gone
Still seeking the twin for the tainted swan,
Who glows in all the shades of grey,
But he is facing the lightless dawn again
Small hours’ mist,
Upon the frozen land,
Weariness in the wayfarer’s eyes,
No time to catch his breath
He walks alone recalling,
The omen of the swan from his dreams,
Wading through the gloomy backwoods,
By the surging darkened stream
New sun once rose behind the fell,
Brought her sisters down to the earth,
They called the Maiden Saivo,
To guide the swan to the furthest shore
He knows the signs of the sullen skies,
And rhymes to open her sleeping eyes,
Just can’t let go of his dream and start to live alone
And here we are our beloved fans: We would like to present the first official video “Swan Saivo” from the upcoming album and wish you all the happiest new year 2013!
Are you prepared to step down below the dark waves… Down to Saivo?
We are proud to present our seventh album, named Saivon Lapsi. It will be released early next year. Before that, the brand new single (as well as the music video) “Swan Saivo” will be released.
More details a bit later. Meanwhile, here’s the song list:
- Dark Alliance
- Legion of Beast
- Dance of December
- The Day
- Sound of Silence
- Beneath the Frozen Leaves
- Swan Saivo
- Blood Stained Sea
- Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act III: Saivon Lapsi)
Yes, it’s been a long time since we wrote here the last time. We’ve finally recorded our seventh album. The mixing sessions started yesterday and they will go on until, well, perhaps next week, who knows?
As we told you earlier, we shot our very first music video earlier this year. Due to many things beyond our control, it has not been released yet (soon!!) but meanwhile, here are some “the making of” photos.
“Eternal Tears of Sorrow video shooting session 2012.” https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151136337683731.451497.38469143730&type=1
Recording bass tracks needs some equipment.
Yes, we’re back home from Tico-Tico Studio. The album is almost done. Well, about 50% of the songs still lack vocals and keyboards. We’ve finally starting to hear what the whole album is going to sound like: a very interesting package. Naturally, it’s going to sound a bit different once again, as we never make two similar albums in a row. The album will sound like Eternal Tears of Sorrow. It will sound like what we’re supposed to sound like in 2012.
What makes the whole thing even more interesting is the fact that since Chaotic Beauty, we’ve had at least one new member on each album. On this album, it’s Mika, our lead guitarist who really has an exceptional style of playing and song-writing. There’s something similar between him and Antti Kokko (who played on A Virgin and a Whore and also plays in Kalmah); both have strong thrash metal roots and so on.
Also, as EToS has been around for almost twenty years and has had six albums released, it takes more time to try to find something new for the songs. It would be relatively easy just to write something in the style of old EToS. But 1) Chaotic Beauty part 2 wouldn’t sound as good as the original album and 2) it wouldn’t be an interesting album to make. For us, making songs and albums is a journey, an exploration into something new. It may sound selfish and naive – but we write songs for ourselves only. If a majority of the members like a song, it will be recorded for the album.
Anyway, things happen a bit more slowly nowadays than they did ten or fifteen years ago. Since Before the Bleeding Sun (our first album after the four-year break) was the first album on which we divided the recording sessions in two main sessions. In addition, between 1998 and 2001 we had three albums out (1998: Vilda Mánnu, 2000: Chaotic Beauty, 2001: A Virgin and a Whore) in just three years, which sounds incredible nowadays.
But that happens with almost every band. No matter how badly you’d like new material to be released as frequently and quickly as possible, there are many things that slow you down. You could say we set our standards higher and higher year by year. And that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
Time for the guitar tracks, then the bass tracks. Vocals and keyboards will be done bit later.
It’s a nice thing we record inside as the weather outside is horrible, once again. Well, spring will come some day. Eventually.