This past July, Montreal, Canada’s Thrash La Reine announced they will being taking a hard turn from their classic metal/thrash roots and into folk metal territory with their forthcoming album “Notre-Dame-de-l’Enfer”, which will be a compendium of French Canadian/ Quebec folk tales. To give fans a sneak peek at the full length’s sound, they unleashed its first single “Au Chant de L’Alouette”, a cover of the traditional French Canadian song.
Today, the francophone metal band shares their new music video for the lead single via its premiere on MetalUniverse HERE.
The band explains the track and video:
“A lot of people already know the lyrics of this song as it is often sung in family reunions or at night around campfires. For people who do not know about it, this type of song is a ‘’chanson à répondre’ (answering song)’ which means that the lead singer sings the first line of the verse, then the other singers or crowd answer by singing the same line. It is often sung during parties and gatherings. We wanted to give the song a modern edge, so we changed the melodies a bit and added a lot of gang vocals to throw the party in!”
“Notre-Dame-de-l’Enfer” will be unleashed via Quebec-based label Bam & Co this coming Fall 2021 and will be the third release from the band following “La Foi, La Loi, La Croix” (2019) and “Le Métal Est Notre Langue” (2018). It is the band’s attempt to make a metal opera about French Canadian stories, which will shine some light on French folklore presented in an energetic and catchy fashion. Thrash La Reine is recommended for fans of Alestorm, Powerwolf, and King Diamond.
Download or stream “Au Chant de L’Alouette” at the following links:
Spotify – https://spoti.fi/3wQiAPj
Apple Music – https://apple.co/2TNuJ97