Enemy of Reality along with their label, F.Y.B. Records, are announcing the official release date of their debut “Rejected Gods”, on Monday, June 30, 2014.
The cd will be available in Greece by Trailblazer Records.
They also share with the public a new track from the record, called “The Bargaining”, the second off a tetralogy concept based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. It is describing Orpheus’ passing to the underworld and his attempt to persuade Hades to bring Eurydice back to life. It is also the only track that features brutal vocals.
Eurydice ‘s tortured soul is expressed by the Greek mezzo-soprano Androniki Skoula (Chastora- SepticFlesh), while Iliana sings in the role of Orpheus and Thanos, Enemy’s bassist and main lyricist, performs the brutal vocals of Hades.
Enemy of Reality uploaded a few weeks ago their song titled “Torn Apart”, the final part of the tetralogy where Orpheus returns on his own to the world of the living. Μourning Eurydice’s loss for the second time, he is surrounded by the Maenads which have gone mad, tear him to pieces and throw his head and lyre in the river Evros.
Listen to “The Bargaining” here
The title of our debut album will be 'Rejected Gods' and it features 10 mind-blowing tracks in the genre of symphonic metal, with a few influences of progressive metal.
The album artwork has been designed by the super-talented Pierre Alain D. (3mmi Design) from France, while the recordings, mix & mastering were conducted by producer Mark Adrian.
The opening track (intro) was conducted by Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh – Chaostar) and the closing track (ballad) was arranged by Renos Miliaris (SeptemberCode).
Also, the album features guest performances by:
- Ailyn Giménez (Sirenia),
- Mike LePond (Symphony X),
- Androniki Skoula (Chaostar),
- Maxi Nil (Jaded Star, ex-Visions of Atlantis).
Furthermore, we are glad to announce that we have recently been added to the line-up of Μetal Female Voices Fest, that takes place in October in Belgium and features major female-fronted bands, such as Therion, Sirenia, Draconian, Diabulus in Musica and many more.
The release date of the album will be announced soon.
The track-listing is as follows:
01. My Own Master (feat. Mike LePond)
02. Lifeless Εyes
03. Needle Bites (feat. Ailyn Gimenez)
04. One Last Try
05. Her Descending Ghost
06. The Bargaining (feat. Androniki Skoula)
07. Grief Divine
08. Torn Apart
09. Twist of Time
10. Step into the Light (feat. Maxi Nil)
A few words about the band's biography:
"Enemy of Reality is a joining of regal forces that finally occurred in 2013 in Athens, Greece. Lyric soprano Iliana Tsakiraki, guitarist Steelianos, keyboardist Marianthi, bassist Thanos and drummer Philip Stone each bring something unique to this lineup.
Iliana, the voice behind Meden Agan, released a highly acclaimed studio album (Erevos Aenaon) and EP (Nemesis) with the groundbreaking group before she set her sights on new horizons. She also participated in Septicflesh’s latest studio album, The Great Mass, which was chosen as one of the very best metal albums of 2011. She has shared the stage with Tarja Turunen, Epica, Visions Of Atlantis, Maiden United and many more. She has also performed at the last two installments of Metal Female Voices Fest; MFVF Xl saw Steelianos and Philip take the stage as well with Iliana and Eve’s Apple.
Seminal Swedish metallers AT THE GATES hawill release their much-anticipated comeback studio album, "At War With Reality", on October 28 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The CD was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg and was mixed at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR). The cover artwork for the effort was designed by Costin Chioreanu, who has previously also worked with bands such as ARCH ENEMY, MORGOTH and DARKTHRONE. Chioreanu gave the strong lyrical theme of "At War With Reality" an outstanding conceptual togetherness with the visuals he crafted for this project.
"At War With Reality" track listing
01. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
02. Death And The Labyrinth
03. At War With Reality
04. The Circular Ruins
05. Heroes And Tombs
06. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
07. Order From Chaos
08. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
09. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal
A teaser for "At War With Reality" is available below.