Released by Casus Belli Musica on 5th of July, 2014. Cat. # CBM 020LP
On heavy pages of annalistic manuscripts these ancient letters keep the warrior line evenly. And they speak. The Past speaks in the battle steel of restrained and discreet words, the capacious ones as a messenger’s report from a frontier squadron.
Yeah, at that time the sky was brighter and higher, the winds of the Volga expanses were fresher, and people forged their fortune in a braver manner. The manuscript letters say that. And the people are the most important for them. Those who ran up the shaky gangways on steep boards of Novgorod boats, whose hands used to the oar weight long ago, and whose eyes were ready for unceasing gazing into the blinding distance of the stream way – towards the Fate!
The Ushkuiniks. We open a new page and ready to tell you about these fearless daredevils of the Russian North – warriors and pioneers, robbers and avengers, those who steer their fast boats to the Unknown.
Our first tale is a mini-album “Winds’ Heady Mead” including three brand new songs of OPRICH, and an original remake of TEMNOZOR’s heritage – the song “Folkstorm of the Azure Nights”.
The album will be released as a one-side 12’’LP limited to 100 hand-numbered copies. The cover art is created by a painter Igor “Dartgarry” Burlakov (FRIGHT NIGHT, HAGL, GREY HEAVEN FALL, HATEISM, NORTH DIAMOND etc.). The LP envelope includes lyrics and their poetical translation into English by a translator Sergey AR Pavlov (ARKONA, ALKONOST, MUNRUTHEL, HAGL, MASTER (USA/Czech)).