Being the oldest written song on the album, originally meant to be on WinertheartH’s debut Curse the Summer, “Charmed (by the Dead)” is Riverbed Empire’s hark back to their roots.
Based on myths and legends about creatures acting crazy under a full moon. The effects of lunacy are depicted through classic black and white horror videos edited together by Sean Murphy.
After studying at The Toronto Film school and then working in Ireland recording different styles of heavy music, Sean dove into the horror film industry. A background perfectly suited to handle directing heavy metal videos. He is currently one of the hosts on Ramblings of a Madman where they talk with celebrities about their contribution to the horror industry. Besides working with WinterheartH on videos for the Riverbed Empire release, Sean’s upcoming projects include directing Apex Hysteria and Dybbuk.

Riverbed Empire, featuring lyre and vocal contribution from Anabelle Iratni (Devilment) plus a fretless bass solo by Hugo Doyon-Karout (Beyond Creation/ Equipoise/Brought by Pain), is the third full length composition by Eastern Canada’s blackened metal trio WinterheartH. The album focuses on the timeless paradox of a beautiful evil by detailing lesser known pieces of Newfoundland folklore and the intricacies of global atrocities. Andrew Marsh let is letting fans know, “this album is another evolution in the WinterheartH saga. It has been a long 4 years and we’re not just picking up where we left off, we’re setting new standards for ourselves.” Riverbed Empire offers black metal roots fused with progressive elements; ever darker soundscapes juxtaposed with shimmers of light. Riverbed Empire will be released digitally  and physically August 21. pre-order will be available August 14 at:

Mark Richards has been called to action to illustrate a cover that personifies the natural contrast of life’s beautiful darkness by drawing upon aspects of one of literature’s most resonant works, Inferno by Dante. The three Furies against an infernal castle backdrop solidifies the overarching menacing sensibilities throughout the music. Mark’s previous work includes illustrations for: Primus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, and Carnifex.

WinterheartH is:

Andrew Marsh – Guitar / Vocals
Brad Ivany – Drums
Lenny Carey – Bass

Winterhearth – Charmed (By the Dead)

Winterhearth – Lives

Winterhearth – What Lurks In Dark Forests

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Band/Artist location – St John’s NL Canada
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