Tag: Sonorium

THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD – To Lunar Canyons

THE-BEAUTIFUL-DEAD-To-Lunar-CanyonsPromotion News – June 2013

THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD – TO LUNAR CANYONS (CD|Digital)
Label: Sonorium

Distribution: Altone
File Under: New Wave | Progressive

 



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‘To Lunar Canyons’ is the second longplayer album by THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD, bringing a load fresh New Wave sounds. The typical sound of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD is inspired by the New Wave sound of the early 80s in its various facettes. Guitar-driven songs and electronic arrangements are used equally, and there are influences by other styles like Progressive Rock, which lends this band’s songs a partially progressive touch. The songs of the four musicians from south-western Germany sound full of melancholy, desires, and express tragical emotions, but with a spark of hope.

‘To Lunar Canyons’ offers 9 songs, that show the huge bandwidth of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD’s composings. On the new album the band presents dance floor tracks like ‘Neon Judas’ and also dark songs or more hymn-like wave pop songs like ‘Road Up To The Sky’ or an epic bombastic arrangement in ‘Down Below’. After their debut album ‘Moonlight And Hollywood’ (2011) and the MCD ‘Ghost In The Garden’ (2012), the new album shows a clear development of THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD.

‘To Lunar Canyons’ is released as a CD on the Sonorium label on the end of May 2013 and distributed by Altone Distribution, and it is available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and lots of other MP3 shops.

www.thebeautifuldead.de

 

ARTS OF EREBUS – An Open Case Of Parousia

An Open Case Of Parousia - front coverPromotion News – June 2013

ARTS OF EREBUS – AN OPEN CASE OF PAROUSIA (CD|Digital)
Label: Sonorium

Distribution: Altone
File Under: Goth Rock | Alternative

 



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The long awaited new album by ARTS OF EREBUS comes under the title ‘An Open Case Of Parousia’, and its collection of songs tell a story about a blow of fate and how this is emotionally handled by the protagonist.

After the Intro, the circle of songs begins with ‘On The Edge Of Insanity’, an expression of despair by a man whose wife has died – the start of the album’s story line. This track has already been released as a MCD in 2012, combined with an impressing video clip.

The following songs of the album reflect the development over various states, in which the protagonist tries to handle his loss – he refuses to accept this stroke of destiny, questioning and challenging the gods, then looking for a way to cross the river Styx to wander from the world of the living into the realm of the dead towards Erebus (the god of the world of the dead in greek mythology), to find his dead wife here. In the very end, the man accepts the irreversibility of fate and lets his wife finally go with the song ‘Requiescat In Pace’.

‘An Open Case Of Parousia’ can be understood as a new interpretation of the classical theme of Orpheus and Eurydice. For the first time ARTS OF EREBUS present a concept album, also linking their band’s name with the context of the songs.

The German-French gothic rock band is active since 2001 and has produced 2 full length albums, an EP and an MCD so far. The melodic composings by guitar player Michel Meneguzzi tie in with the tradition of classic goth rock from the 80s and 90s, but also combine it with modern style elements. With their characteristic sound the band has gained a huge international fan base already. The vocals and the lyrics by the new singer Raven Burroughs create the framework of the new album.

‘An Open Case Of Parousia’ is released on May 31. 2013 as a CD in a digipac sleeve with a 12 page full colour booklet by the Sonorium label, and as a digital album.

www.arts-of-erebus.de