A pre-production version of "Pillar Of Fire", a brand new song from the Israeli heavy metal band AMASEFFER, can be streamed using the audio player below. The track, which features lead vocals from Mats Levén (THERION, KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), comes off the group's forthcoming album, "When The Lions Leave Their Den", the second part of AMASEFFER's Biblical trilogy. The group previously stated about the CD's title, "We think that this title is best describing the events of our new album which will mainly deal with the actual Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. The trigger to use this title was actually that it's a part of the lyrics for the opening track, 'Pillar Of Fire', written by our dear friend Yotam Avni. Yotam is writing all the lyrics for the new album and so far we think he's 'cooking' a divine creation!"
"Pillar Of Fire" audio stream:
AMASEFFER's debut album, "Exodus - Slaves for Life", is a concept effort based on the Biblical story of the Exodus. The second CD will deal with the story of the Jewish people's Exodus from Egypt, and a third album will complete the trilogy about the history of the people of Israel as portrayed in the Old Testament.
Israel National Radio (INR) conducted an interview with Erez Yohanan of AMASEFFER. The chat is available for streaming at this location.
Yohanan grew up in a secular home in Tel Aviv, and spent five years playing in bands in New York before returning to Israel. His bandmates Yuval Kramer and Hanan Avramovitch are both guitarists from Jerusalem.
AMASEFFER shot videos for two songs off "Exodus - Slaves for Life": "Slaves For Life" and "The Burning Bush". Both videos were helmed by Israeli director Tal Engelstein (founder and singer of heavy rock band 195DB)."
A widget for "Exodus - Slaves for Life", featuring guest appearances by Mats Levén, Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), is available below.
Hanan Avramovich (guitars), Yuval Kramer (guitars) and Erez Yohanan (drums) offer a unique mixture of progressive metal and epic Middle East-influenced orchestral film score parts played by a full symphony orchestra. All lead vocals were sung by Levén.
The album was recorded and mixed by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, ABYDOS) and the artwork was created by Mattias Norén (EVERGREY, KAMELOT, EPICA).
"Exodus - Slaves for Life" was released in June 2008.