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: Premiere: Septicflesh unveil new single, “Dante’s Inferno”, off forthcoming album

By on June 15, 2017

Greek extreme metal band, Septicflesh are gearing up for the release of their new studio opus entitled, Codex Omega, on September 1st this year, to be released through Season of Mist / Prosthetic Records. The band have now unveiled the first taste of the new record with their single, “Dante’s Inferno”.

We here at Metal Obsession are very proud to present the premiere for the new track below (presented in 360° format)!

SEPTICFLESH are painting an apocalyptic vision and make full use of their impressive musical palette consisting of death metal and orchestral colours on their tenth full-length, ‘Codex Omega’.

From their alpha EP ‘Temple of the Lost Race’ that was released one year after their founding in 1990, the Greek musicians have pushed the limits of the metal genre and continued to explore new sonic path with every following release from their debut album ‘Mystic Places of Dawn’ (1994) to the stunning ‘Sumerian Daemons’ (2003), which have in the meantime all been re-issued by Season of Mist.

Yet SEPTICFLESH had clearly come into their own sound when they unleashed their celebrated comeback album after a five-year hiatus that re-charged their artistic batteries. ‘Communion’ (2008) offered a well-balanced amalgamation of metal elements that were freely drawn from the darker side of the genre including death, black, and gothic metal with epic orchestral arrangements. This symphonic excellence was based on guitarist Christos Antoniou bringing to bear the fruits of his academic studies of classical composition, which he passed with honours and distinction.

With a clear musical compass to navigate, SEPTICFLESH continued to explore their sound and the compositional possibilities of this new-found metal continent. ‘The Great Mass’ (2011) and ‘Titan’ (2014) saw the Greeks evolving at fast speed and at the same time gathering adherents as well as critical praise in ever growing numbers. Extended touring on both sides of the Atlantic and performances at about every important festival further consolidated the bands burgeoning status.

Although the biblical omega marks the end, SEPTICFLESH on the contrary are reaching their current peak with ‘Codex Omega’, an album that clearly witnesses the Greek visionaries having come to maturity and expert craftsmanship in every sense. SEPTICFLESH are the undisputable masters of symphonic death metal and ‘Codex Omega’ is the perfect proof for this bold statement.

Tracklist

1. Dante’s Inferno (5:34)

2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega) (4:08)

3. Portrait of a Headless Man (5:00)

4. Martyr (5:07)

5. Enemy of Truth (4:55)

6. Dark Art (5:24)

7. Our Church, Below the Sea (3:59)

8. Faceless Queen (5:20)

9. The Gospels of Fear (3:41)

10. Trinity (4:07)

Lineup

Seth Siro Anton: vocals, bass

Christos Antoniou: guitar, orchestration

Sotiris Anunnaki V: clear vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar

Kerim “Krimh” Lechner: drums

Guest musicians

Giannis Poupoulis: oud (on “Martyr” and “Faceless Queen”)

Vahan Galstyan: duduk (on “Portrait of a Headless Man”)

Orchestra

FILMharmonic Orchestra of Prague conducted by Adam Klemens

Choir

Soprani: Flora Tzini, Christina Alexiou, Margarita Papadimitriou

Alti: Antonia Despouli, Kandia Bouzioti, Kiriaki Trohani

Tenors: Michalis Platanias, Romanos Papadimitriou

Basses: Nikos Tsachalinas, Romanos Papadimitriou

Conducted by Margarita Papadimitriou

Recording

Zero Gravity Studios (Athens, Greece)

Smecky Studios (Prague, Czech Republic)

Fascination Street Studios (Stockholm, Sweden)

Production

Produced by Jens Bogren and SEPTICFLESH

Sound engineer: Terry Nikas

Sound engineer for the orchestra recordings: Jan Holzner

Mix

Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios assisted by Linus Corneliusson

Mastering

Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios

Style: Symphonic Death Metal

Cover art: Seth Siro Anton

Available formats

Collectors Box

Digipak CD

Gatefold double LP in various colours

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About

Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.