Northern Ireland’s Darkest Era have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for their forthcoming album ‘Severance’ which is due for release on June 3rd (US) and June 13th (Europe) via Cruz Del Sur. The album was recorded at Data Recording Studios in Ballyheigue, Ireland and produced by Chris Fielding and Darkest Era. The artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu.
Guitarist Ade Mulgrew said: “We are really pleased with the artwork which totally captures the atmosphere of this album. Costin has a unique style and immediately got what we were looking for. Severance was recorded during what was a pretty stormy time in the band and against the backdrop of some very atmospheric natural scenery in one of the remotest parts of the west of Ireland. I think all that certainly comes across in the music and we are looking forward to finally unleashing it this summer.”
The track listing for Severance is:
- Sorrow’s Boundless Realm
- Songs Of Gods And Men
- The Serpent And The Shadow
- Beyond The Grey Veil
- Trapped In The Hourglass
- The Scavenger
- A Thousand Screaming Souls
- Blood, Sand And Stone
‘Severance’ will be released June 13th in Europe and June 3rd in the US on Compact Disc/ Vinyl / Digital.
Progressive Power Metal originators STEEL PROPHET (US) have made public today the cover artwork for “Omniscient”, the album that marks their come-back ten years after their last studio release.
The spectacular artwork was specifically created by German artist Timo Würz and represents one of the central themes of the album: “The Tree of Knowledge”. We won’t go much into details at this stage, but as said “Omniscient” is a concept-album based on an original story written by lead guitarist and founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor, and “The Tree of Knowledge” of the cover represents a very important “character” in the plot.
Following Steve’s suggestions, Timo Würz has also created 12 additional original panels that will guide the listener through the whole story.
On this regards, Steve adds “It was great to work with Timo. His sense of form, color and space are impeccable. He has great imagination, and his familiarity with the concepts we wanted to work with made it a perfect fit in bringing the story ideas to life.”
“Omniscient” will be released by the end of June / beginning of July in Limited edition Digibook Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Limited Double LP and Digital.