Revolver Magazine touts that it likes to bring every year to a close by making lists like they're starring in a metal version of High Fidelity. They recently announced their 2013 Song of the Year list which compiles the biggest and baddest songs in hard rock and heavy metal. Among the elite is Fatima Rusalka, the new single from Raleigh, NC band Alesana, available exclusively through Revival Recordings. The group took home the gold in 2011 with their song Circle VII: Sins of the Lion and hope for a repeat this year. Fans are allowed to vote as many times as they want until the poll ends on January 3rd.
"We here at camp Alesana are both humbled and elated to announce that we are in the running for Revolver Magazine's 2013 Song of the Year!" says vocalist/guitarist Shawn Milke. "When we began writing 'Fatima Rusalka' we never could have imagined such positive and inspiring feedback. To be nominated is such a high honor, to win would be reverie. As huge fans of Revolver Magazine, we would like to thank them for their consideration and for recognizing us with open arms and kind hearts throughout the course of our career. As always, thank YOU, our amazing and devoted fans. VOTE FOR FATIMA RUSALKA!!"
Recorded at Adelaide Recording Studios in Raleigh, North Carolina, Fatima Rusalka was produced by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Shawn Milke and engineered by Neil Engle, who is known for his work with Dance Gavin Dance and Johnny Craig. Performing guest vocals on the track is Josh Grosscup of Megosh, who appears courtesy of Revival Recordings.
The band will be performing the song live on their upcoming US headlining tour in March of 2014.