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German melodic death metal act Athorn announced the impending release of the new post-apocalyptic concept release "Necropolis." The album is expected to drop on September 16th via Dr. Music Records. It marks the first release since the 2009 debut full length "Phobia."
The longplayer with eleven songs immediately conveys to the listener a detailed illustration of what would happen if a meteorite suddenly hit our planet and turned humankind into a nation of zombies. The end of human civilization causes a complete chaos on the planet and puts it into an apocalyptic state. In order to portray this exact wasteland scenario more precisely, the members of Athorn have thrown pretty much every style between melodic death and power metal into their seething songwriting pot and created the post-apocalyptic ruined city “Necropolis“ as a fantastic result.
The atmospheric artwork, created in a spectacular way by multi-talent and vocalist Carsten Frank, shows a sea of skulls in front of a desolate ghost town in the distance and provides the concept of the album with a remarkably intense expression. You can practically watch the goosebumps rise on your skin while viewing the cover for the first time. But see for yourselves below.
“Necropolis“ was produced completely autonomously in vocalist Carsten Frank’s Waveland Productions Studio and will be available as digipak with a 12-page booklet in stores, through notable streaming services and download stores. In addition to that, a strongly limited special edition metal box including rare goodies will only be available at live shows or on the band website. Pre-orders will be available soon.
The track list for the album is:
2. Another Day In Hell
3. The Dark Breed
4. Cabin On The Hill
5. Forgotten Souls
6. Ghost Brigade
7. Path Of Sorrow
8. Final Destination
9. End Of Days
10. Born In Flames
11. Of Pawns And Dragons More...
German power/speed metal band Athorn posted a video introducing its new bass player Björn Spier, who played guitar for German metal band Storykeeper. The band is currently writing a follow up to the 2010 release "Phobia," reviewed here.