Moribund Records has set a January 21, 2014 release date for APOSTOLUM's second album, "Winds Of Disillusion".
Blending the dark atmospheric tradition of scene legends MY DYING BRIDE, ANATHEMA and PARADISE LOST with the razor sharp-edge of modern black metal while retaining a rock sensibility, APOSTOLUM creates a bleak sound-picture. Incorporating keyboards as well acoustic grand piano and brass, with such epics as "Unworthiness And Decay" to the massive 18-minute finale "Gleam Of Lucidity", these Italian dark metal icons show their strength in songwriting and creating atmospheric classics.
"Winds Of Disillusion" track listing:
01. Intro (Light Into The Void)
02. Unworthiness And Decay
03. Higher Planes Of Existence
04. Debris Of Perception
05. Less Than A Step
06. Gleam Of Lucidity
Guitarist Matteo comments: "Musically, the new album is not the result of the choice to move in a direction rather than another; the entire writing process took place in a very spontaneous and natural way.
"We did not feel the need to make drastic changes to our sound; forcing a change is likely to remove a band from its purest form. Composing so instinctively, I think we approached, as never before, our essence and the songs honestly represent what APOSTOLUM are today.
"The only things we set from the beginning of the creative process have been the ones to pay greater attention to the arrangements and songs structures, and improve as performers in the knowledge that we can rely on better equipment in the studio."
He continues: "Lyrically, the album is not a concept, but there is a common element that somehow combines the lyrics of individual songs, which is the current strengthening ourselves to a pessimistic view on the future of the human race and planet earth. Hence, the meaning of the title 'Winds Of Disillusion' — the impotence of the human being in front of the occurrence of external destructive natural events together with the inability to suppress the growing of inner feelings of total disillusionment, noting bitterly the inability to be able to remedy a relentless physical and moral decline...a strong emotional wind that sweeps away any hope from the human soul.
"Ultimately, I believe that 'Winds Of Disillusion' is not only a big step forward compared to Anedonia, but the real APOSTOLUM masterpiece."