Genus Ordinis Dei make the ultimate sacrifice to survive frigid Italian Alps in powerful new “Cold Water” music video

Italian symphonic death metal quartet Genus Ordinis Dei have just unveiled a stunning new music video for their latest single ‘Cold Water’. The impressive music video was directed by Steve Saints, and filmed in the dangerous Italian Alps (aka Dolomites) in Trentino region, Italy. The band and crew spent a total of three days & two nights trekking across the snow-covered mountains at altitudes exceeding 7,300 feet above sea level, filming at both Pordoi Pass and Sella Pass.

The song was written about an expedition gone wrong, and the rescue squad that was sent to find the missing explorers. They eventually find the cave where the survivor lies, but is it too late?

Watch below to find out for yourselves:



“I have never walked so much in my entire life!” states drummer Richard Meiz. “I’m not a sportsman, so it was challenging to do all that climbing with as much as 1 meter of snow under my feet, but we have seen places that some people will never see. I feel very lucky about that!” guitarist Tommy Mastermind elaborates, “the next video MUST be about beaches and sun! We suffered intense cold, snow, and traversed several treacherous trails. We were tired as hell and had to walk with no real sense of direction because the snow had covered the paths. At times, we didn’t know if we were about to fall from a cliff or not, but we’re lucky enough to have come back without injury! The vistas were amazing and fortunately the weather cooperated, otherwise this could have ended up being a real story. I don’t think any of us will ever forget this, and it was totally worth it!”.


In 2016 Genus Ordinis Dei was invited to join European leg of the Delirium World Tour as opening act for Lacuna Coil and Forever Still where they completed a five week endurance of 31 gigs in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues. The band has consistently performed throughout Europe in 2017, and recently announced the following shows, with more dates to be added soon:


GENUS ORDINIS DEI Tour Dates – (tickets)
November 24 – Diest, BE @ Moonlight Music Hall w/ Hell
December 16 – Pozzuoli (NA), IT @ Crash / Live to Rock Metal Fest


Nick K (vocals & guitars)
Tommy Mastermind (guitars & orchestra)
Steven F. Olda (bass)
Richard Meiz (drums)