Canadian symphonic metal rockers Ophelia Falling are “Destroyed in Delight” with the release of their haunting new single and symbolic cinematic video – check it out on YouTube here:
The title song from the Vancouver-based festival-favourite band’s recent full-length album, the track trades in themes of addiction, broken promises, and domestic disputes and violence, vocalist Chelsea Rose reveals.
“So many have witnessed or experienced the destruction addiction causes,” she continues. “This song is about the pain experienced by those surrounding and who love the afflicted, and written from my personal experience with partners whose alcoholism, drug abuse, and gambling addictions destroyed the relationship.”
The creation of Mark Anthony Richardson (Diesel Candy, The Lumps, Drive By Poets) with collaborators Chelsea Rose (5minutewait), James Meyer (Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend Project), Sylvain Maltais (Omega Crom, Anarcheon), and Chris Pallot (Carousel Scene), Ophelia Falling emerged from the rainy streets of Vancouver in 2013.
Beyond their Savage Love EP and Destroyed in Delight LP releases, their single “Anybody’s Daughter” was featured in Kevin Schultz’s indie film, Guiltless, and award-winning filmmaker Karen Lam’s feature film, The Curse of Willow Song.
Lam directed the video for “Anybody’s Daughter,” and returns to co-direct alongside animator Bonni Reid for “Destroyed in Delight” as well. “The video is about the internal journey to confront the self,” Lam shares. “The fear of that unknown is paralyzing to the point where dancing with the devils — the devils you know, even though you know they’re damaging for you — is still preferable over facing yourself.
“The Minotaur is your shadow self; symbolic of strength and fertility in the old bull cults but, within the labyrinth, it’s more like a void. We’re attracted and repelled by it, the way we both want to dive inside — and yet are terrorized by it…
“We’re not using overt bull symbols in the video, but even Chelsea’s heels in the grass remind us more of hooves than feet,” she adds.
With previous festival appearances at Hyperspace Metal Festival III, Decimate 2.5 Metal Festival, Metalocalypstick Metal Fest, and more, Ophelia Falling will take center stage this Summer during a multi-date Western Canada tour.
July 16 @ Metal Fest — Armstrong, BC
July 18 @ The Blind Beggar — Calgary, AB
July 20 @ The Slice — Lethbridge, AB
July 21 @ Revival Music Room — Regina, AB
July 22 @ The 40 — Brandon, MB
July 23 @ Bulldog Event Centre — Winnipeg, MB
July 26 @ The Dogg House — Saskatoon, SK
July 27 @ The Rendezvous — Edmonton, AB
July 28 @ The Slice —- Lethbridge, AB
July 30 @ Loud As Hell Metal Fest — Drumheller, AB
August 4 @ The WISE Hall — Vancouver, BC