ATENA - Release New Single “Oljebarn I Helligvann”

Atena are one of the most innovative and unique metal bands from Norway, proving there’s more than black metal that roams in the country with their rare genre-mix. With a deep inspiration from hip hop, classical composers, and love for heavy music, the band entwines these elements together with lyrics from the dark and often hidden side of society and humanity.

Atena are exceptional at songwriting, and “Oljebarn i Helligvann” proves their talent for thinking outside the box, making their very own brand of metal. The new single is the second track the band has written with Norwegian lyrics, and it suits perfectly with this track as it talks about the dirt behind the façade of rich Norwegians. “Oljebarn” is a Norwegian term, directly translating to “The Children of Oil” - the generation growing up today, benefitting from the welfare of today’s Norway as a result of the oil industry.

The band has commented: “The song is about Norwegian culture and the enormous Oil Rigs in the North sea that pumps life into the country. Money can't fix everything, but it for sure helps cover/dull problems. It's by no means a critique towards the Government, merely an observation of how massive and "evil-looking" the Oil rigs in the North sea look like while waves are pounding in on them as they pump black fluid into the fatherland.”