Renowned Testament guitarist Eric Peterson recently announced the release of his highly-anticipated new DRAGONLORD album, entitled Dominion, out September 21, 2018 via Spinefarm Records. The symphonic black/death metal album serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s Black Wings of Destiny, but takes the fantasy and storytelling to a whole new level. Dominion explores themes of darkness owning and influencing these times we now live in, and things that have come to pass. It also delves into other eras, real and otherworldly.
Today, Eric Peterson is thrilled to reveal the brand new fantasy-driven music video DRAGONLORD‘s new track “Northlanders” – a track about the brutality of 11th century Northmen – chock full of massive ships, piercing swords, dark landscapes, and beyond! The video was edited by Jan Yrlund and features hand-drawn art depicting the lyrical content of the track by Christian Sloan Hall. Watch the music video below.
Eric Peterson says about “Northlanders”, “This is one of the first songs I wrote for the Dominion album, way back when the History Channel first put out Vikings, which it’s clearly inspired by! While I wish I had a Vikings-level budget for this music video, I actually love how this video came out because it encompasses what black metal is all about – grit and straightforward rawness! Peterson adds, “It’s worth noting that this song also spawned the character dubbed “THE BURNER” from my comic that I first put out at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which will soon be available through a bundle pack and the web store at enterthedragonlord.