STEEL PROPHET has released today a 10-min video/audio teaser for its upcoming album “Omniscient” which will hit the streets on July 8th in the U.S. and on July 11th in Europe.
“Omniscient” marks the return of the originators of the ‘Progressive Power Metal’ movement 10 years after their last full length studio recording. It features the powerful metal melodies of founding members Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor and Rick Mythiasin.
This teaser follows the release of two video clips on YouTube – “666 Is Everywhere (the Heavy Metal Blues)” and “Tree of Knowledge” , both filmed by Agent Steel’s guitarist Bernie Versailles -, and features original artworks by acclaimed German artist Timo Würz. Besides working on “Omniscient” cover artwork, Würz has also painted 12 originals panels to illustrate the story narrated in “Omniscient”.
“Omniscient” concept is actually based on an original story written by STEEL PROPHET’s guitarist Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor. The limited edition 36-page digibook features the entire story, while the regular edition compact disc only has its introduction. But do not worry, as there will be a special link where fans will be able to download the story. “Omniscient” will also be released on digital and Gatefold double LP edition (available after summer).
“Omniscient” also contains the cover of QUEEN’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” which the band successfully presented on the Keep It True Festival’s stage last year.
Cruz Del Sur Music has opened today the pre-orders for the album through our online store:
STEEL PROPHET released “Tree of Knowledge”, the second video clip taken from the forthcoming album “Omniscient”, which is due on July 11 in Europe and July 8 in the U.S. on Cruz del Sur Music. Firstly streamed exclusively at www.apochs.net earlier this week, the video is now available on our YouTube channel. Please subscribe to keep updated on our bands’ engaging videoclips!
To see STEEL PROPHET‘s previous “Omniscient” video clip, titled “666 is Everywhere”, please follow this link.
“Omniscient” will be released in less than 3 weeks in a limited edition 36-page digibook, compact disc (24-page booklet) and digital album. We regret to inform the fans that, because of production delays, the vinyl edition is postponed to late August.
This much anticipated record comes ten years after the band’s latest studio release, and will be a concept album based on an original story written by STEEL PROPHET‘s guitarist and founder member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor. Famous German artist Timo Würz delivered an amazing cover artwork, and prepared 12 original booklet illustrations which help explain the lyrics and story itself.
STEEL PROPHET is not new to telling stories throughout concept albums: in fact, its 1999 classic “Dark Hallucinations” featured the “Fahrenheit 451” story by Ray Bradbury. “Omniscient” will certainly continue the tradition in great style.
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.