This is a blistering track off of the bonus disc to Moonsorrow’s Jumalten Aika album, which makes it a must-have for sure! I’m listening to it for the fourth time already as I post this and I just keep loving it more and more.
On April 1st, 2016, Finnish pagan metal act MOONSORROW will release its brand-new, seventh studio album Jumalten Aika – which means ‘The Age Of Gods’ in English – via Century Media Records. The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of GRAVE’s “Soulless” and also ROTTING CHRIST’s “Non Serviam”, for which the band just launched a static video.
MOONSORROW’s Henri Sorvali comments: “WE DO NOT SERVE.
Everyone in Moonsorrow has been a great Rotting Christ-fan since the early 90´s and with our version of this song we wanted not only to honor the band but also give the credit how much we have been influenced by them throughout our history. With our hails and deepest respect to our brothers in Hellas, we proudly present our interpretation of their creation: Non Serviam.”
ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis comments:“The Non Serviam dictum is more topical than ever nowadays and we are more than honored, that the Great Finish Pagan Metal Warriors, Moonsorrow, have honored it and gave their own vision on how our early 90’s song can also sound nowadays. We all in the band find their creation amazing and we send our respect to the north. Keep the spirit alive!”
Jumalten Aika is available for pre-order at now at CMDistro and EMP in the following physical formats:
Ltd. 2CD Mediabook & Patch – European edition
Ltd. 2CD Digipak & Patch – US edition
Gatefold black 2LP+CD
Gatefold white 2LP+CD – CMDistro.de (EU webshop exclusive), limited to 100 copies
Gatefold transparent green 2LP+CD – Nuclearblast.de exclusive, limited to 200 copies
Gatefold clear 2LP+CD – distributed via RED in the US, limited to 400 copies
The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of GRAVE’s “Soulless” and ROTTING CHRIST’s “Non Serviam”. These were intentionally added as a second disc to be separated from the main album’s intricate musical and lyrical concept. All physical formats will also include English translations of the lyrics to allow you to delve deeper into the darkened folklore of MOONSORROW.
The digital version of Jumalten Aika can be pre-ordered at one of the following outlets:
2. Ruttolehto incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa (15:21)
3. Suden Tunti (7:06)
4. Mimisbrunn (15:55)
5. Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen) (16:00)
1. Soulless (Grave cover) (3:18)
2. Non Serviam (Rotting Christ cover) (5:10)
On the live front, MOONSORROW will embark on a co-headlining tour in April with fellow countrymen KORPIKLAANI. Both bands will perform extended long sets. Prior to that, there will also be an official MOONSORROW album release show at Virgin Oil in Helsinki on April 1st, 2016. See below for all tour dates and confirmed festivals!
MOONSORROW “Jumalten Aika” official album release show:
04.01.16 – Virgin Oil, Helsinki, FI
DRAGON PRODUCTIONS & the FINNISH FOLK METAL MAFIA presents
KORPIKLAANI & MOONSORROW
04.08.16 – Durbuy Rock Festival, Bomal-sur-Ourthe, BE
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.