Slovenian prog metal outfit Seventh Station are gearing up for their sophomore full-length effort, Heal The Unhealed, out November 7th. Internationally rehearsed and recorded in five different studios from across the world, including, the United States, Slovenia, and Turkey, the upcoming album consists of heavy riffs with progressive melodies. Today (11th), the group has teamed up with Metal Insider to share a studio video of their latest single, “The Ruthless Koba.” The track reflects on A Soviet Union Childhood.


The group’s founder and guitarist Dmitri Alperovich explains:

“I went through a lot of different circumstances and the processes of adaptation for each country – also resulting in anxiety and panic attacks after all these significant paradigm shifts. Heal The Unhealed is a personal reflection on these experiences and the psychological states they brought, voiced through different characters, including the primary actors of the conditions I had back in the Soviet Union.”


Alperovich comments on the track: 

“This instrumental track is an original arrangement of a classical orchestral epic, Dmitri Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony, second movement. The arrangement was written by Dmitri Alperovich and it’s the second part of the Soviet Union / Stalin trilogy. The original movement is a description by Shostakovich, of the circumstances and conditions through Stalin’s evilness as the ruler of the Soviet Union. It was very important for us to represent the atmosphere of the original work, so we made a great effort to both respects and celebrate it through the arrangement decisions. Koba was the nickname that Stalin was given by his close friends and the name of the track is an attempt to show the duality between the “friendly” Koba and the ruthless dictator.”


Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here


Track List:

01) Unspoken Thoughts (07:37)

02) Seven Digits (07:36)

03) The Heart of a Nation (Nadia) (12:27)

04) The Ruthless Koba (05:19)

05) All Hail the Moustache (12:04)

06) A Final Bow (13:41)