A Finland-based progressive metal act External have released a new single, "Anhedonia". It’s their first release with guitarist Roger Lundberg,
as well as the first with major songwriting contribution from bassist Samuel Järvinen. In the mixing process External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band VOLA. The song is accompanied
by a music video by Tuomas Ikonen.
Listen the single:
The band tells:
"We're extremely proud to share Anhedonia with the world. We chose this song as a single, since we thought it has a satisfying balance between things that define our current sound - groove, heaviness, softness, complexity and accessibility.
Lyrically, the song is about losing all the colours from your life, feeling no enjoyment or pleasure from anything. Amidst all, the chorus is a plea to keep fighting and not to give up.
It was truly an honour to work with one of our musical inspirations, Asger Mygind (VOLA), in the mixing process. The greatest of thanks go to him, Samu Oittinen, Tuomas Ikonen and all the talented people involved for doing such an amazing job, as well as to our friends and families for their constant support!"
Video by Tuomas Ikonen
Acting by Joona Jokilampi
Makeup by Maia Reid, Tiina Lehtonen
Music by Samuel Järvinen w/ Julius Lehtonen, Roger Lundberg, Aleksi Haukkaluoma
Lyrics by Samuel Järvinen
Cover art by Pinja Sietiö
Aleksi Haukkaluoma - vocals, guitar
Roger Lundberg - guitar, programming
Samuel Järvinen - bass
Julius Lehtonen - drums
Additional synth by Asger Mygind (VOLA)
Drums recorded by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
The rest recorded by Aleksi Haukkaluoma, Roger Lundberg, Julius Lehtonen
Mixed by Asger Mygind (VOLA)
Mastered by Samu Oittinen (Fantom Studio)
External - “Anhedonia” Official Video