FEATHER MOUNTAIN - Releases Second Single From Forthcoming Alzheimer-Themed Album

Last month, the Danish progressive metal ensemble FEATHER MOUNTAIN announced its second album ‘To Exit A Maelstrom’ set for a September release. With the announcement, the band unleashed the album’s first single ‘Sincere’ backed by a music video created by Oona Olivia O’Hagan and Line Kirstine Suenaga. Today sees the release of the somber and heavy second single ‘Pariah’, which as its predecessor dives into the album theme of Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on both the ill-stricken and its close relatives.

FEATHER MOUNTAIN’s lead singer and lyricist Mikkel Aaen Lohmann says about ‘Pariah’:

"Pariah is one of the heaviest and darkest songs we've ever written. Lyrically we dive into mania and the feeling of being cut off from the world around you. Our signature contrasts remain, but as the song descends deeper into wrath the band finally comes together and hits like a sledgehammer. Pariah has quickly become one of our favourite songs to play live."

On ‘To Exit A Maelstrom’, FEATHER MOUNTAIN confronts the loss of a dear one to the slowly dissolving disease Alzheimers and simultaneously searching for peace of mind and gaining new perspectives on life. ‘Sincere’ discusses aspects of this theme while musically, the song is a striking example of the band’s characteristic progressive metal, which in a nuanced manner contains both the complex and the direct, the heavy and the light, always with a distinctive melodic sense.

FEATHER MOUNTAIN was formed in 2017 and from its inception, the band has consistently labored towards creating music that utilizes the contrasts from the heaviness of metal and the dreaminess of alternative rock. As the band moniker FEATHER MOUNTAIN illustrates, exactly the contrasts and nuances is pivotal to the band, which seeks towards creating sound and images that encompasses the duality and complexity of existence within its whole musical totality.

FEATHER MOUNTAIN debuted in 2019 with the album ‘Nidus’ with which they conveyed their own personal, faceted version of newer progressive metal, while they lyrically developed existential themes revolving around sickness and body in a symbolic, metaphorical language. Along with the debut album followed concerts, before the pandemic in 2020 complicated touring, but the band managed to play a string of shows, among those Progspace’s online event and Copenhagen Metal Fest 2021.

Since the release of ‘Nidus’, FEATHER MOUNTAIN has been working on new music and alongside producer Johan Emanuel Jørgensen, the band has now completed its second album ‘To Exit a Maelstrom’. The album is set for a September 2nd 2022 release, where the band will perform live at Ideal Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark, and more shows will be announced in near future.