Coventhrall published their first single “Dreadnought” a month ago and continues the story with the next episode.
The song titled “Avatar” introduces its namesake hero of the concept album Legacy of Morfuidra. Tuomas Nieminen, known as the lead singer of Adamantra interprets the character of Avatar with dedication in the verses and blasts away the choruses as duets with Sami Ilvonen.
Narrator of the story Sami Ilvonen describes the role of Avatar:
“Avatar is but a youngster when he is chosen for the perilous mission to breach the Scaven blockade. The Coven enables the Avatar to use the ancient technology and tools as well as manifest the willpower of the Morfuidran people. They send the fearless young man on the adventure of his lifetime.”
Sami “Texas” Ilvonen: vocals
Toni Bite: guitars
Jukka Hoffrén: bass, keyboards, guitars
Kimmo Korhonen: guitars
Janne Ojala: drums
Tuomas Nieminen as the role of Avatar: vocals
Bass player Jukka Hoffrén comments on the choice of Tuomas Nieminen to the role of Avatar:
“It was clear from the start that this role required an impressive sounding heroic tenor. The capabilities of Tuomas as a great interpreter immersing in any role was already familiar over the span of several years and made me suggest him as the first choice for this role.”
This song as well as the former release is melodic and strong double bass drum drive makes it the first choice for all power metal fans. The song took the final form after the drums were already recorded. Guitar player Toni Bite reminisces on the long days back at the studio:
“The drum tracks had been recorded by Janne Ojala and we were recording bass and guitars for the song with Jukka Hoffrén when the original chorus started to feel a bit off. We decided to quit recording for the day and went to the sauna to think about the next move. After a good set of hot and sweaty steams Jukka picked up a guitar and came up with a new chorus on the spot. It sounded great and ended up on the track.”
This single and upcoming album Legacy Of Morfuidra are published through Inverse Records.