A brand new song from Greek demons SEPTICFLESH's forthcoming album will be available this Friday. The single is entitled "The Vampire From Nazareth" and will be released as digital download worldwide. Go to Amazon.com to listen to a 30-second clip. French fans will also find the song on a dropcard that will be offered exclusively with the next issue of Hard Rock magazine, which is coming out this Friday, too.
SEPTICFLESH's new album, whose title has yet to be revealed, will hit the stores on April 18, 2011 (one day later in the U.S.) in various editions.
After a long period of intense work in Athens, Prague and Sweden, the evolution of the band's symphonic death sound was achieved with the help of the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague and well-known producer and PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren (AMON AMARTH, MARDUK, THERION, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CELTIC FROST, IMMORTAL).
130 musicians were involved in the recording process for the follow-up to 2008's "Communion". Besides the traditional classic orchestra instruments, this time SEPTICFLESH incorporated harpsichord, some bizarre ethnic instruments and a boy soprano to their sound, pursuing a more "horror soundtrack" approach. Of course, the guitars will still shred you to death!
SEPTICFLESH previously stated about the direction of the new material, "The musical result can be described as a great mass of emotional death. One of the dominant elements of the album is the use of the characteristic guitar melodies of the band in a more intense and dramatic way. In combination with the orchestral parts that will surpass everything else that the band has done in the past, the sound resembles to a funeral concerto. Actually, it appears that the whole atmosphere of the album is one step closer to the depths of Hades… Also, as actually SEPTICFLESH is in the wider sense an artistic dark experiment, the nightmarish visual world of Seth Siro Anton that is part of this experiment is going to be expanded towards extremity in order to 'dress' fittingly the soundscapes and the new mysterious lyrical thematology."
SEPTICFLESH's "comeback" album, "Communion", was released in March 2008 via Season of Mist.