Birmingham Metal acts Dakesis and Fury have released their annual Christmas collaboration single and video with their take on the classic “I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake. Both bands released new albums early on in 2020 and were due to tour the both nationally and in mainland Europe together throughout the year.
Although it has been a difficult year for musicians to collaborate, Becky Baldwin from Fury says “It felt important that we could keep some traditions going and create something positive despite thedifficult situation for everyone. Looking back on memories we have shared has been something that kept us motivated about making music, and even though we couldn’t be together to work on the music this year, we have still created new special memories. The bittersweet lyrics and general tone of this song felt appropriate for the year it has been, but I still hope it makes people smile!“
Dakesis vocalist Gemma says “We’re thrilled that many of the Furykesis shows have been rescheduled for 2021, but the future for touring is still so uncertain. We all miss each other so much, and we can’t wait to tour together when it is safe to do so. For now we keep going with group zoom calls, and we’re grateful to have the skills and technology to continue being creative together throughout this long separation and lockdown.”
The video was produced by Dakesis’s Adam Harris, and the audio mixed and mastered by Dakesis’s Matt Jones at CapsaArx Studio.