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ORYAD Unleash Emotive Video For "Wayfaring Stranger"


ORYAD have unveiled an emotive and scenic video for "Wayfaring Stranger". Taken from their new album Sacred & Profane, this song explores deeply personal physical and symbolic connections to one's ancestors. The mystic prog metal ensemble from Tennessee and Colorado combine a wide variety of influences, including opera, jazz and metal, into their distinctive sound. ORYAD's music is also deeply connected to nature and the myths of their home, and these themes are central to Sacred & Profane, which is available now.


"This one has a lot of personal significance-- it was shot along the Tennessee/North Carolina border near the counties where my actual Murphy forebears lived. I'm wearing my Mamaw Murphy's necklace and ring and the walking stick was my papaw's. I wanted to imagine that an early Scots-Irish settler in the 18th century dreamed of her successors in the future, and for me it was my modern self coming back home after decades away, treading the same ground. Not dwelling on the losses when a dear one passes, but the things you carry on from them as a legacy." - Moira Murphy


Watch the video for "Wayfaring Stranger" here: https://youtu.be/qzReDEDfqK0

Purchase Sacred & Profane here: https://oryadband.square.site/

Stream the album here: https://orcd.co/oryad

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