ASHES OF ARES, the band featuring former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales, will release its second album, "Well Of Souls", on November 9 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.
A 12-minute video in which Barlow and Vidales explain the songs from "Well Of Souls" can be seen below.
"Well Of Souls" track listing:
01. Consuming The Mana
02. The Alien
04. Soul Searcher
05. Sun Dragon
07. Let All Despair
08. In The Darkness
09. Spirit Of Man
10. Time Traveler
11. The God Of War
12. You Know My Name (bonus track)
ASHES OF ARES recently released a video for the song "Let All Despair". Barlow stated about the track: "'Let All Despair' is the first song in the 'Well Of Souls' trilogy. It is the introduction into a world that is on the brink of destruction. This is a time in the life cycle of Mother Earth known as the Purging Time. At this point in Earth's history, the human race is infantile compared to other of Her surface-dwelling life forms. The trilogy is the story of humanity's introduction to the revelations of The Mother's direct connection with all of the life that fall under her care. Also, the understanding that when She enters into dormancy, all life on Earth are vulnerable to outside forces in our universe, that consume all souls left unprotected."
Back in February 2017, ASHES OF ARES parted ways with drummer Van Williams (ex-NEVERMORE). His replacement has yet to be announced.
ASHES OF ARES's self-titled debut album was released in September 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in part at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, OBITUARY, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, JAG PANZER).