Incorporating extreme metal elements with classical influences and a progressive twist, Dreamslain perform their own unique interpretation of epic metal. Their new video for ‘Burn The Boats’ is out now, and the track is available to stream on all digital platforms.
“We are happy to present our next single, Burn The Boats to be released 26.04! The single deals with the destruction of traditional fishing vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly in Greece, for the benefit of larger scale commercial fishing.”
The digital release is accompanied by an exclusive t-shirt design featuring a burning Kaiki, a traditional Greek fishing vessel. Limited to a run of 30 shirts in sizes S to 5XL, they are made of ecological cotton by workers in Bangladesh guaranteed a living wage by No Sweat UK and printed sustainably with ecological inks by Carry On Screening in UK. In addition to the t-shirt, you will receive a printed lyric card and download code.
Founded in 2010 by Igor Jakobsen and Daniel Paulsen Figenschou, Dreamslain’s line-up was completed in 2013 with the addition of Anna Loppacher. The trio’s debut EP, Tales of War, was initially unleashed in 2016, and subsequently remixed and re-released two years later. Dreamslain ventured into the live scene early in their career and have performed in Switzerland, in Sweden and their home, Norway including performances with Circus Maximus in Tromsø in 2018, Bergen with Vulture Industries in 2021, and Madder Mortem in 2022 also in Tromsø. Dreamslain’s first full-length album, Tales of Knights and Distant Worlds, released as a double album on CD, was unveiled in January of 2021 and saw the metallers expand their reach to new lands.
Dreamslain weave powerful messages through their art. Lyrically they explore historical and political events bringing to light the injustice in our world. They also journey into fantasy realms seeking to explore the human condition through different creative spaces. Whether based in fantasy or reality, Dreamslain convey their core message of fighting for justice and the rights for all to have fulfilling lives with powerful music.
“Blending epic metal with prog rock, Dreamslain are a unique proposition for listeners who like a bit of head-banging but with a bit more complexity to it.” – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
Daniel Paulsen Figenschou
Genre: Epic Metal / Progressive Rock
FFO: Amorphis, Enslaved, Borknagar
Composed and performed by: Anna Loppacher (keyboards and bass organ), Daniel Paulsen Figenschou (drums) and Igor Jakobsen (guitars, bass guitars and vocals)
Solos by: Daniel Paulsen Figenschou (drums) and Igor Jakobsen (guitars)
Mixed and mastered by Steve Walker of Merciless Mixing
Photo by Dominic Matteucci