Blast Head Records has announced the signing of ADE for the spring release of the ancient Roman death metal band's sophomore album, "Spartacus". The follow-up to 2009's "Prooemivm Sangvine" features a guest appearance by extreme metal drummer George Kollias (NILE).
True masters of music, ADE, formed in 2007, with the purpose of blending death metal with the traditional instruments of ancient Rome and Greece.
"When I first listened to 'Spartacus', I was instantly intrigued by the amazing song structures, production and most importantly the musicianship of ADE," comments Paul Shaw, owner of Blast Head Records. "From start to finish, 'Spartacus' grips you with musical hooks and their use of traditional Roman instruments allows you hear something new with every listen. The album is very powerful, memorable, and in all honesty, is a major contender for album of the year! I am beyond proud to have ADE on Blast Head Records to showcase their talents to the world!"
"Spartacus" track listing:
01. Betrayer FromThrace
02. Sanguine Pluit in Arena
03. The Endless Runaway
04. Crixius Flags Of Dishonor
05. Duelling The Shadow Of Spartacus
06. Mars Unpredictable Favour
07. Decimate The Coward
08. Six Thousands Crosses
09. Divinitus Victor
10. For Everything To Be The Same...
The artwork was created by Phlegeton Art Studio and can be seen below. Also available is a stream of the first single, "Duelling The Shadow Of Spartacus".
Comments Kollias: "'Spartacus' is a masterpiece… that simple! I feel blessed and honored recording the drums for this album. ADE can play great and write some of the best songs in the genre; the combination of writing, feel and musicianship is in this album outstanding; they worked very hard on each song and that shows very well. 'Spartacus' has some really unique elements and ideas that ADE combines with the best — and fresh — way possible...this is why I can’t wait to see people's reaction with this AMAZING album!!!"