“Here Comes The Winter” (Official Lyric Video)
ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records
1 January 2021
MYSTIC PROPHECY release their new official lyric video for the song “Here Comes The Winter”.
The track is taken from the band’s highly acclaimed and German Chart entry in #20 album “Metal Division”!
Mystic Prophecy say goodbye to a once in a lifetime year by sharing their most touching track off their latest album “Metal Division”. “Here Comes The Winter” is an ode to all the people feeling depressed and overwhelmed by sad feelings. This song is an outcry for courage and positive mental attitude!
After the very successful release of their 11th album “Metal Division” in January this year, which made it to number 20 in the official German charts and received consistently excellent reviews from the press, the band is now following up with a strictly limited, handcrafted, crystal clear 7” vinyl single and video release! This special edition will include the epic metal hymn “Hail To The King”, which is dedicated to Alexander the Great (where according to Metal Hammer Germany “the music combined with the lyrics of the song, form a sacred alliance”) on side A and the ballad-like mid-tempo hymn “Here Comes The Winter”, that gradually evolves into a catchy groove-monster filled with melodic hooks on side B! Two real highlights in a compact deluxe package!
After almost 20 years and 10 studio albums MYSTICPROPHECY finally found in ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records their rightful home, and this long overdue partnership is out for blood!
After the success of their latest offering “Monuments Uncovered”, one of Germany’s finest heavy metal machine, MYSTIC PROPHECY return with a new ground-breaking Heavy Metal masterpiece filled with massive riffs, anthemic hooks and furious melodies! “Metal Division” is definitely the band’s heaviest and best work to date and will elevate MYSTIC PROPHECY where they belong: to the HEAVY METAL pantheon!
Pounding war drums start off this ultra-heavy bruiser, reminiscent of legendary anthems from the metal gods themselves. A call to arms to all heavy metal fans, fighting as one in the “Metal Division”, destroying all non-believers!
Coming out the speakers like hell on wheels, “Eye To Eye” takes no prisoners. A monstrous guitar riff is taken over the boiling point by Hanno Kerstan’s driving double bass drumming. Pure JUDAS PRIEST “Painkiller” style heavy metal! A driving, anthemic rocker, “Hail To The King” will have you raising your fist and singing along with the infectious chorus. An ode to Alexander The Great. A track HAMMERFALL would be proud to call their own! Destined to be a fan favourite in concert. Some nice melodic guitar work and Lia’s passionate vocals are offered on “Here Comes The Winter”. Perhaps this is something that could be described as EVERGEY on steroids!
“Curse Of The Slayer” features crushingly heavy riffs juxtaposed with a very melodic & catchy chorus. This song reminds the listener of POWERWOLF at their finest moments — but much heavier! With a classic VAN HALEN-like shuffle meets PANTERA that sinks its teeth into your brain, this “Dracula” will have you begging for more bites! The lusty groove will bleed you dry! A song that shows a new face of MYSTIC PROPHECY yet preserving their unique approach on Heavy Metal aesthetic. On “Together We Fall” the focal point is shredding guitar riffs and solos courtesy of MYSTICPROPHECY’s dynamic guitar duo, Evan K and Markus Pohl. Fans of ARCH ENEMY will love this track!
“Die With the Hammer” brings Lia’s vocal range to the spotlight, as the song begins with bluesy style singing accompanied only by clean guitar, then he growls to introduce the rest of the song, with aggressive vocals in the verse and chorus sounding like a power metal version of all the Bay Area Thrash legends combined. “Reincarnation” is the song that epitomizes MYSTICPROPHECY’s sound: very heavy, yet very melodic in the vein of DIO, with an instantly memorable chorus. Featuring a galloping riff in the classic Jon Schaffer / ICED EARTH style, “Mirror Of A Broken Heart” has some of Lia’s most personal, intense lyrics — with a vocal performance to match. Sounding like a more melodic TESTAMENT in “Victory Is Mine”, if getting the metal legions to bang their head was the goal of this song, then MYSTIC PROPHECY have scored a major “victory”. In fact every song is such a headbanger that the band should be required to include a neck brace with the album!
MYSTIC PROPHECY is:
Roberto Dimitri Liapakis – Vocals
Markus Pohl – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Evan K – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Joey Roxx – Bass
Hanno Kerstan – Drums