Greek black metallers NAER MATARON will release their new album, the title of which translates to "Long Live Death", on July 6. The CD was produced at Hertz Studio, the cover art was created by George "Grin" Prasinis and the entire layout was handled by Mentalporn.com. The album will be released as a digipak and black 180-gram vinyl with gatefold cover limited to 333 units.
"Long Live Death" track listing:
01. Long Live Death (intro)
02. Apocalypse Of The Ancient One
03. Sleepless Beings
04. I Am Lucifer, Messenger Of Your Death
05. Goat Worship
06. Faceless Wrath Of Oblivion
07. Parade Into Centuries
08. Whisper Of Begotten Premonition
09. The Cult Of Doom And Dagger
10. Ode To Death (The Way Of All Flesh)
NAER MATARON is:
Kaiadas - Bass, Vocals
Indra - Guitar
Asmodevs Draco Dvx - Drums
"Ode To Death (The Way Of All Flesh)" can be streamed at this location.
NAER MATARON recently made headlines around the world when it was revealed that their bassist/bassist has been has been elected to Greece's parliament.
Giorgos Germenis, who is known by the stage name "Kaiadas," will represent the extremist Golden Dawn party, which is described as perhaps the most extreme of the far-right parties in all of Europe. Comparisons are made to Germany's neo-Nazi National Democratic Party and many say Golden Dawn's logo resembles a swastika.
Golden Dawn, an extreme right nationalist party with patriotic symbolism and an anti-immigrant stance, won between 5 and 7 percent of the vote in Greece's general elections on May 6, enough for them to gain representation in parliament for the first time in Greek history.
In a statement, the members of NAER MATARON say, "NAER MATARON has been and still remains a pure-blooded black metal band, and as such, a non-political one. Any member of the band has the right to keep on to his personal beliefs and act accordingly. Therefore, any kind of legal political activity of any member, is a matter of personal choice and is respected as such. Attempts to put NAER MATARON under any political agenda are rejected by the band. In addition, any false accusations against the band will come across with legal actions on our behalf. The band stands only for black metal, and black metal is extreme music, not politics. Closing, anyone who is into the extreme music and thematology, but for any reason feels shocked or offended by non-extreme views and/or beliefs is not of our concern."