German progressive black metallers SECRETS OF THE MOON have announced the first European leg of their Privilegivm World Tour. The tour will also feature Iceland's SOLSTAFIR and Britain's CODE. The headlining band will change each night. BORKNAGAR will also appear on select dates.
In other news, SECRETS OF THE MOON has recruited a "permanent live guitarist" in Ar who played previous shows with teh band and will appear on all upcoming dates as well.
Ar states, "Actually, my appearance in SECRETS OF THE MOON was supposed to be a temporary one. However, during the first four gigs we did together I revealed LSK, sG and Thelemnar as kindred spirits. It felt amazingly, yes, strangely natural to manifest together and to act as a union. Therefore I proudly proclaim this as a permanent live collaboration."
Ar has been active in NEGURA BUNGET on bass guitar before the original band split up. His own band ODEM ARCARUM recently signed a contract with a well-known record label.
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SECRETS OF THE MOON will release its new album, "Privilegivm", in September via Prophecy Productions. According to the band, the CD "was mastered by Peter in De Betou in Stockholm at Tailor Maid Production after weeks of mixing and endless listening sessions on car HiFi, headphones and monitor speakers."
"Privilegivm" was produced by Markus Stock and features the following track listing:
03. Black Halo
04. I Maldoror
Part I: I Forgive Myself
Part II: The Tree Of Life
Part III: Exsultet
06. For They Know Not
07. Queen Among Rats
08. Descent (instrumental)
The group also recorded two more tracks, including the cover of a song from "a well-known band."
SECRETS OF THE MOON will hold a listening party for "Privilegivm" on Saturday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Access Bar in Berlin. The band will also perform some of its new songs live on stage, with support from their Prophecy Productions labelmates FARSOT.
Entrance is free. If you want to be part of this event, send a short e-mail with your name(s) to [email protected] Limited space is available.
SECRETS OF THE MOON belongs to the most prestigious group of bands in the German black metal underground, with their first demo release dating back to 1995. The band was formed out of the ashes of one of the very first black metal outfits stemming from German scene, MARTYRIUM.