Finnish extreme metal band i Helvete has released a cover song of legendary Bathory’s “Twilight of the Gods”. “Twilight of the Gods” is the title track from the 1991 album that turned 30 years in June. Bathory was known mostly for being a one-man band, formed by Thomas “Quorthon” Forsberg. Their career ended in 2004 for Quorthon’s death by a heart attack.
i Helvete filmed a music video of the cover from their studio sessions. i Helvete’s frontman Aleksi Mäkelä comments: “Bathory has been one of the big influences for me in my youth. Especially these band’s epic Viking albums have an atmosphere that unfortunately few bands manage to achieve. The 11-minute Twilight of the Gods was a pretty ambitious song to start recording, but as I wrote the song by ear, I found myself wondering many times how it didn’t start to get boring even after a hundred listens. It was not our intention to embark on any major changes or artist liberties. We mainly wanted to update the sound of this masterpiece for this millennium. I think we managed it very well.”
i Helvete was founded in Seinäjoki in 2018. The band has previously released a double single Pimeyden Ytimessä / Umpikuja. The debut release received praise from the music media for being an original, well-produced and interesting release.
More material is coming soon. They will release their debut album SINISTEN PUIDEN NIITTY at the end of the year.