Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL have set "Lux Mundi" (which translates as "Light of the World") as title of their forthcoming album, due in the spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which took almost three years to be completed, was recorded this past summer after the band spent a few days in pre-production in Germany with with longtime collaborator Waldemar Sorychta (MOONSPELL, LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.). The actual recordings took place in two different locations in Switzerland and the mix was handled by extreme metal specialist Russ Russell in Kettering, England.
"Lux Mundi" will consist of 10 to 12 new songs, including first single "Antigod" and live monster "Soul Invictus".
Released on November 19, "Antigod" shows the new album's direction and gives a taste of what's to come. Lyrically, the song is a firm stand against any kind of religion.
"Soul Invictus" (roughly translates in English as Invincible Soul) is a word play with the Sol Invictus used by the Romans. They were seeing the sun (sol) as an eternal and glorious form of life and they revered it as such. SAMAEL drew a parallel with the sun and the soul on a few occasions in the past ("As The Sun", "Solar Soul") The song was played during the latest European tour and it soon turned out to be one of the highlights of the set, becoming a crowd anthem on the spot.
SAMAEL's last full-length CD, "Above" (2009), entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 99.