Gorod To Release New Album “Aethra” In October, Teaser Available


October 19th has been scheduled as the official release date for Gorod‘s tenth full-length album “Aethra“, which will arrive via Overpowered Records. Pre-orders for it can be found via Amazon, iTunes and this official merch store. The band’s own Mathieu Pascal produced and recorded the effort at his Bud Studio, while Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Behemoth) mixed it and Lawrence Mackrory took on the mastering duties. Pascal commented of the album:

“We decided that I would be in charge only for the recording in my studio, and chose Daniel Bergstrand for the mixing and mastering, as we love his work for decades. It puts some pressure on me, firstly because I’m used to working alone with the production of Gorod albums. The tracks should be clear and perfect enough to be easily understood and included into the mix the way I imagined.

But also, because I still feel like a newbie compared to Bergstrand and I just didn’t want to look like an amateur job! Bergstrand and Mackrory did an awesome job on this album, the sound is powerful but still natural and balanced.”

Meanwhile, vocalist Julien Deyres dove into the concept behind the album:

“The moon: a star, an allegory, a universal symbol that concerns all peoples and eras… this is the central theme of the lyrical concept of this album which is divided into ten texts that follow a form of parity in terms of genres: four titles are devoted to female lunar deities, four to male deities. The remaining two are respectively dealing with the universal symbolism of the owl and the star itself.

The concept is basically a study of different cults associated with the moon through the ages and peoples. Some themes are treated in a purely narrative way, some others in a more philosophical or poetic way, but generally it remains a personal reading of each myth, which aims to awaken critical thought as much as evasion.”

A teaser video for the album can be found below and comes via Metal Injection, who are also running an interview with the group. As previously reported, the band will be joining Beyond Creation and Entheos on this fall European/UK tour.

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