Vintersea Announce West Coast Tour With Dawn Of Ouroboros & Voices Of Ruin

Vintersea have announced a headlining West Coast tour. Dawn Of Ouroboros and Voices Of Ruin will open.

Tour Dates:

09/24 Cupertino, CA – The X-Bar
09/25 Ripon, CA – Main Street Inn
09/26 Anaheim, CA – The Doll Hut
09/27 San Diego, CA – Til Two
09/28 Las Vegas, NV – The Dive Bar
09/29 Boise, ID – The Shredder
09/30 Salem, OR – Brew Taphouse
10/01 Portland, OR – Dante’s
10/02 Everett, WA – Tony V’s Garage
10/03 Seattle, WA – High Dive

Guitarist Riley Nix commented:

“We actually booked this tour in March of 2020, with the plan to hit the road that June. Of course, that wasn’t meant to be. Once venues started re-opening and metal fans started clamoring for live music, we put our heads together again with Dawn Of Ouroboros and Voices Of Ruin to make this run a reality. It is really gratifying and fitting to finally bring our plan to fruition with such talented and exciting bands.”

Vocalist Avienne added:

“We’re ready to finally make some faces melt again! We are so excited to get on the road and meet our fans and friends who have shown us so much support over the past year and a half of uncertainty. We love you guys and we can’t wait to see you on this long-awaited tour!”

Vintersea Premiere “Crack Of Light” Video

Vintersea have premiered a new video for their song “Crack Of Light.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Illuminated.”

Guitarist Riley Nix commented:

“Since the release of ‘Illuminated‘, our fans have been asking us about a music video for the central epic of the album, ‘Crack Of Light‘. We’ve secretly been toiling away on it for nearly a year now, building sets, costumes and prop pieces on a scale we’ve never attempted before. We traveled to every corner of our state to capture unique and appropriate scenery for this song, which is a collective band favorite. We are so excited to share the results, which represent hard work and dedication by not only our band, but also by a ton of our friends and family who put their blood, sweat and tears into this video.”

Bassist Karl Whinnery added:

“While we want every video to be special, the pandemic gave us more time to work on the video for ‘Crack Of Light‘. I had big dreams for ‘Crack Of Light‘ – the song has an oceanic vibe, but everyone knows filming in the ocean is horrible. Still, the song screamed for a boat, so I dug deep in my brain and came back with a pretty crazy idea that I managed to sell to the band – build a boat and then take it to the desert.”

Vintersea Premiere “The Holy Procession” Music Video

Vintersea have premiered a new video for their song “The Holy Procession.“ This track is from the band’s 2017 album “The Gravity Of Fall.“ That effort is set to be reissued on October 16. The vinyl version of the reissue will also include the group’s “Asterion : Constellations” EP.

Frontwoman Avienne commented::

“‘The Holy Procession‘ is the first song we wrote as a band. We wanted to produce a video that captured the magic in the room when we wrote that song. All the stops were pulled to make this video in terms of dramatism and performance from both the band and actors in the video. We are happy to show how much we have matured in both our performances and video production quality. ‘The Holy Procession‘ has been a band- and fan-favorite, and we are proud to release a music video for it as an accompaniment to the reissue.”

Bassist Karl Whinnery added:

“I came into the band after the first album was released and ‘The Holy Procession‘ was my favorite track. This video was tricky. Our initial filming dates were canceled due to the biblical fires that hit Oregon and choked our skies. Some of the outdoor shots were before the air quality went off the rails and everything had a red overtone.

We decided to incorporate that into the video as an undercurrent theme. On a more positive note, we were lucky enough to film at a beautiful turn-of-the-century church in Albany, Oregon. A group is working hard to move it to a new location and make it a community, event and music center. You can see their progress and help their mission at albanycumberland.org!”

Vintersea Premiere “Befallen” Music Video

Vintersea have premiered a new video for their song “Befallen.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Illuminated.”

Bassist Karl Whinnery had the following to say about the video, which was recorded at the abandoned Satsop Nuclear Power Plant in Elma, WA:

“I wanted the video to represent the bleakness and capture the aggressiveness of ‘Befallen‘ appropriately. When we started discussing concepts, I knew I had the proper location in mind and everyone jumped on board. Barely above freezing and filming six stories off the ground in some spots, it was an epic shoot. We had to shoot with fish-eye lenses to fully capture the gigantic scope of the cooling tower and reactor rooms.”

Guitarist Riley Nix added:

“‘Befallen‘ occupies a particularly dark place in the album’s timeline, and it’s meant to evoke immense dread and opaque darkness through blistering riffs, punishing blast-beats and relentless vocal lines.

However, even in its darkest and most desperate moments, a sliver of hope shines through the song with ethereal vocals and epic chords. As many of our long-time friends and fans know, resolve in the face of overwhelming darkness is a huge theme throughout our music, and we hope the song and video showcase that.”