After the excellent feedback received for the full-length album “Timegate Anathema”, released by Rockshots Records in 2020, Eternal Silence is thrilled to announce the release of their new EP, titled “3” on December 22nd, 2023, in digital format.
The EP is a concept release inspired by the Norse legend of the Norns, the deities responsible for shaping the course of human destinies. Eternal and powerful entities capable of writing the fate of the universe. These will be the main characters of a story entirely conceived by Marika Vanni and the band. The story is divided into three parts, each presenting independent tales that eventually merge into a cohesive narrative.
The record will be accompanied by artwork by Jessica Campo, with each piece representing a different chapter of the story narrated in this EP. The recording sessions took place at 2Play Studio in Induno Olona (VA), with mixing and mastering handled by Maria Grazia Zancopè.
3 is a number with infinite meanings; in this EP, strong references are made to Norse mythology. Three, like the Norns, who are female figures fundamental to human existence and beyond. They weave, braid, and finally cut the threads of the lives of men and Gods. At the same time, they take care of Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, helping it flourish again in its eternal life cycle. There are three unreleased tracks in this EP: “Thread of Life” is the first song and encapsulates the essence of the whole project, now it’s the time for the new one “Prayer Of The Resilient”. It describes the cycle of life through the rite of passage of the thread. Life is like the thread that passes through the hands of the Norns.
Alberto Cassina, singer, guitarist, and founder of the band, states:
“This is a project that I had in mind for some time. I have always been fascinated by Norse mythology and its evocative atmospheres, which have accompanied me for several years and have become a part of me. In the pre-production phase, we worked closely with the Rockshots Records team and our management, who had the opportunity to listen to and appreciate the timeless atmospheres of the legends, showing curiosity about the development of the story. Hence the decision to present our effort divided into a few releases so that the listener can also be captivated by this magical and intense aura”.