Band: Fornhem
Song: Stämman från Berget
Director: Jimmy Johansson
Album: Stämman från Berget
Release Date: November 5th, 2021
Label: Trollmusic

Drummer, vocalist, and lyricist Vafthrudner shared:

“While reading the first chapters of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’, I found myself fascinated with the romantic setting of a hermit living on a mountain for ten years. With only a serpent and an eagle – which are symbolically quite interesting animals by the way – as friends, the hermit strives to find illumination. Once he reaches enlightenment, the hermit descends from the mountain to the next village to pronounce a simple yet profoundly provocative truth: ‘Gott ist tot’ – God is dead. As this album starts with a song about the desperation of losing one’s God or indeed, the loneliness of existence, this track closes a circle. We have reached  the same conclusion as Zarathustra: God is dead. Therefore Emptiness rules again and it is up to ourselves, not to find, but to give meaning to our lives.”