|Throughout the ages it has been under way. Life has carried itself. Carried secrets in itself...
Carried life through life. Ourselves among the bearers. Together we have come from the unknown and are heading...
This path begins somewhere and it will lead on to somewhere... to the finite and the endless, in ourselves and in those who will follow...
The thirst for life spurs one to heave the fertility stone... to blow life’s sparks into a roaring flame, to find answers in oneself to the most primeval roots that fall speechless before our questions.
To questions that rise swords and let them fall again, feel harsh fangs and blow warmth to frozen hearts. A human being’s questions to life.
And the answers scour wild expanses and the frozen high seas, and roam among people and the inner flame...
Markus – vocals, guitars, the instrument of angst
Atso – drums and percussion, kettle drums, stinkdrum, vocals
Lauri – Estonian bagpipes, zithers, flutes, Jew’s harp, vocals
Kuriraivo – bass, stump bass, contrabass, yelling
„Iivakivi” was performed and recorded by Lauri „Mida juua?!” Liivak and Metsatöll in „Forwards” studio, Tartu, November 10220.
The sound was polished by Kristo Kotkas in „Sinusoid” studio, December 10220.
All music and lyrics written by Metsatöll.
Images courtesy of Jüri Arrak.
Lyrics translated by Silver „Factor” Rattasepp.
Designed by Metsatöll and Andres Toom.