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Last month Dutch symphonic-metal vets dropped "Abyss of Time" — the soaring lead single from their forthcoming full-length album Omega (out on February 26th via Nuclear Blast records).
Today (November 27th), vocalist Simone Simons and Co. are giving fans another taste of what's to come with the new track "Freedom - The Wolves Within," which arrives with a dramatic animated video by Bram Knol. Watch and listen above.
Guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen provided the following statement about the song's themes. "This song is based on an old story of a fight between two wolves. A wise Cherokee is discussing life with his grandson: He tells the boy, 'There is a fight going on inside of me between two wolves.' One wolf is evil, he embodies anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other wolf is good, joyful, peaceful, and embodies love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. We all have the same fight going on inside of us and the outcome of this battle will reflect on the outer world. The boy gets curious and asks his grandfather which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply answers, 'The one you feed the most.' What we want to be and what we want to reflect on the world around us depends on which wolf we feed and also the degree of control we have over our inner wolves. Will we manage to control them or will they control us?"