The forthcoming Noorvik album “Hamartia” will be released on April 22nd on Tonzonen Records. Today the quartet presents the first video single ‘Tantalos’, with a heavy post-apocalyptic atmosphere.
Noorvik commented: “We are happy about the release of our first single ‘Tantalos’, which is the opening track to our new album ‘Hamartia’. Based on current events we see where narcissism and selfishness can lead, and that the decisions of a few, can have consequences for many. ‘Tantalos’ embodies this type and gets to bitterly feel the inevitable consequence of his selfish actions.“
After having devoted themselves thematically to colder spaces on their first two releases, Noorvik and their new lineup dive into the fiery realm of Greek Mythology on “Hamartia”. The story of Tantalus is the focus of an epic musical journey: almost seventy minutes of progressive instrumental music in which a king realizes the consequences of his arrogant actions and in the end falls from his throne to a special level of the underworld, Tartarus.
“Hamartia” metaphorically tells of how man’s greed and arrogance sow the seeds of his own downfall. Narcissism and egotism outshine the pristine beauty of the world and the innocence of its inhabitants. Tantalus is emblematic of our modern society in that while we live in technological splendor, we will eventually reap the inevitable consequence of our actions.
But Noorvik also reflects the desperation and hope of a generation on “Hamartia”, wanting change and not tolerating the current situation. It becomes clear that the ancient myth of Tantalus is still relevant today.