The cover artwork for "Ekpyrosis", the sixth full-length album from Swedish black metallers SETHERIAL, can be viewed below (art by Bartosz Nalezinski). The CD is scheduled for release in May via Regain Records.Commented drummer Alastor Mysteriis, "The lyrical theme of 'Ekpyrosis' is about a metaphoric connection to the unavoidable conflict of the universe, through the Satanic angle and perspective. "The 'Ekpyrotic' universe draws its name from the ancient Greek word ekpyrosis, meaning 'conflagration' (disastrous fire or conflict). A tribute to the complete obliteration spiral of all particles that is ever created where the all-seeing/all-destroying eye of Satan's singularity is represented by the destructive forces and dark energy of this vast, unknown universe." SETHERIAL kicked off a European tour with IMPIETY on April 10 in Germany. For more information, visit www.setherial.com.