Almost 20 minutes of original, open-minded music is a strong recommendation for people into experimental/avant-garde metal and rock. This outing will feature complex, mature compositions that join extreme metal with smooth and appealing background. Make sure to check it out.
Go here to stream “Black Prism”, the opener for the EP.
The band commented:
Karyn and I, with the blessing of our label Agonia, are going to offer you an exclusive package deal limited to 66 numbered copies available directly from the band.
Customers number 6 and 66 will have a special bonus item included in the deal.
Tomorrow we’ll reveal further details about what’s in the package and on the 14th, one week prior “On Death and Cosmos” European release, you’ll have the chance to place your orders.
Here’s the official word from the label:
Ephel Duath’s new EP On Death and Cosmos marks the band’s return to full activity after a break taken in 2010 due to economic struggle and consequential line-up turmoil. That break proved to be a very positive move considering Ephel Duath’s renewed mindset and the effortless flow of creative energy the band is experiencing these days. Defiantly escaping categorizations of sort, Ephel Duath in 2012 is guitarist Davide Tiso proudly joined by Karyn Crisis on vocals, Marco Minnemann on drums and Steve DiGiorgio on bass.
Born from a tragic personal loss, On Death and Cosmos is a mini concept of three songs dealing with spirit attachment, abandonment and self-transformation. The EP’s lyrics poetically envision the crude expression of mourning and stand as some of the band’s most poetic to date. Musically, On Death and Cosmos underlines Davide Tiso’s will of leading Ephel Duath to even more adventurous sonic landscapes: longer compositions characterized by a constant search for intensity, all developing the band’s primary goal: to offer comfort through a roller coaster of tense and unsettling music.