Slania: Argentina's Symphonic Metallers Release New Single/Video for Limbo
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Argentina’s Symphonic Metal band Slania has just released their new video for the single Limbo, on August 27th via their official YouTube channel. The new single is also available on Spotify since last week.
For the video, Slania followed idea of bass player Walter González to play with a duality concept, mixing light and dark scenes. The lyrics of the song revolve around the struggle people experience to be part of this society... living by someone else’s purpose and encouraging to wake up from the Limbo we’re trapped in every day.
Regarding the concept, Walter states: “By the time we wrote this song, we thought about an emotion, a perception that we as a band shared many times as a feeling of not-belonging, dis root, not identifying ourselves with the reality that is shown to us... in how we are supposed to work in that reality and in this society. So that feeling is that something’s not right, weird. But we wonder what is exactly, then we call that ‘Limbo’, like a matrix reality where we apparently belong and we have to pretend to be in.
We understood our very consciousness dictating. We should wake up from that Limbo and look beyond, turn the ball upwards and let our instinct (meaning heart) guide us. There is where we are playing in the video, in that nothingness, empty place we intend to wake up from with our music and lighting up the match of our conscious awakening”
Limbo comes from Latin limbus. It means edge or limit. The popular expression "being in limbo" indicates that a person is disconnected from the reality that surrounds him or a mysterious place where inexplicable things happen.
Heresy Metal Media produced the video for Limbo. It was filmed this year in July at 980 Studio, Buenos Aires.
Ranthiel Soprano - Vocals
Walter González - Bass & Vocals
Gonzalo Kobalenko - Guitars
Nicolás Di Giano - Drums
Slania is a Symphonic Metal band from Buenos Aires, Argentina, active in the local metal scene since 2012. Slania played as support act for big bands such as Leaves Eyes, Lacuna Coil and Visions Of Atlantis. Nowadays the band is constantly working in the studio writing new songs.
The band took the first steps in 2011, and in 2012 with the incorporation of Walter González, the line up certainly had a direction to start writing the first album, focusing on the conception of a solid, personal identifying sound, that, without moving out from the Symphonic ideas, combines influences from divergent subgenres, such as Gothic, Progressive and Melodic Death. After many live performances and some line up changes, Slania fulfilled the aesthetics of their live sound. Finally the band gets into the studio at the end of 2015 to record "Proof of Existence", released in October 2016.
The band returned to the studio for a new EP, released in May 2019, named "The Spark". Prior to its launch, vocalist Florencia Sategna left the group on good terms. This is how Ranthiel is summoned, whose particular touch, unique and incredibly versatile voice, would give a fresh air to Slania's music. With this new line up they launched the single "Be Like Everybody" and now the just released "Limbo".
Slania - Limbo Official Video