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Anubis Gate - Announce New Album

The wait is over! After over three years, the Danish prog masters Anubis Gate will release the successor of highly acclaimed, Horizons, on September 1st via Nightmare Records. The new album will be entitled Covered In Black and the band shared its cover artwork created by Nikos Marko, tracklist and some other details in a statement.

It was produced by Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen.

It says: "What would have been mature was to make an album resembling our previous album Horizons, going with the beautiful feel-good vibe of that album (though its topics were not all that feel-good)."

"Instead, the writing of this album simply did not go in that direction. While Covered In Black is a highly melodic affair, it is also challenging in a way none of our previous albums are. Dealing with, and dedicated to, people in dark places, this albums has a darker and more complex edge to it. Allowing ourselves to dig deeper into our collective pool of musical experiences and knowledge, the inspirations come from far across the spectrum," the band explains, promising an album with a variety of musical styles "ranging from classical chamber music, seventies prog and extending to thrash, with very eastern influences popping up."

"Is it a concept album? No. But it is a theme album. About people in dark places. From psychopaths, assassins to the more modern topics of being at the receiving end of what is bad about social media. Topics of lifelong failure and revenge are touched upon."

Covered In Black tracklist:

01. Psychotopia
02. The New Delhi Assassination
03. The Combat
04. Too Much Time
05. A Journey To Nowhere
06. Black
07. Blackerer
08. Blackest
09. Operation Cairo
10. From Afar

[Also thanks to nikarg for sending in this news!]

Band profile: Anubis Gate
Posted: 14.07.2017 by robpal


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14.07.2017 - 14:59
Can't wait for that album.. their previous albums were great and the theme also make it seem like it'll be a really nice album.
14.07.2017 - 15:04
The Underdog
Great news, I was expecting an Anubis Gate album somewhere this year. Horizons and the S/T album were great. Hopefully this album will be able to top that. Clearly this album will dig into darker subject matter and I hope that will reflect in a heavier record, that would be awesome.
14.07.2017 - 17:32
Ahhh I want it Horizons was so good. I swear this band keeps getting better and better.

So I have high expectations for the new album, which might not be a good thing. Darker stuff, I'm here for it.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
15.07.2017 - 01:57
When your bassist steps in to fill as the permanent frontman (past two albums) and can sing like that, you know you've got some legit skills in this band.
17.07.2017 - 03:34
Mountain King
K i K o
Can't wait. Started listening to them last year and can't stop anymore ...

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