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Latest Atlantean Kodex News
Below is our complete Atlantean Kodex news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
The German epic metal heroes in Atlantean Kodex have now released "The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth)," and an 11 minute teaser trailer is available for the album.
The extensive video merges an incredible amount of random footage and clips from a wide array of religious and occult themed movies and artwork combined with lyrics and artwork from the new album, band photos, and more. The multi-faceted visual depiction is of course backed by the soaring and empowering music culled from each song on the massive studio opus. Check it out below. More...
As Germany's heroes of true heavy metal, Atlantean Kodex prepare to proudly unveil their sophomore LP "The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth)," today the first full single from the new opus is playing online.
Check out the mammoth eleven-minute "Sol Invictus (With Faith and Fire)" in the SoundCloud player below courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
Founding guitarist Manuel Trummer states of the tune, "'Sol Invictus' takes you on a trip through the dark underbelly of European folklore to a realm of fertility cults, fire-worship and corn-demons, older than Bethlehem and Babylon, older than dreaming Sumer and mankind itself. Now grab a beer, turn the volume to 11 and bang your head like a man possessed."
The album will see stateside release on CD on October 1st, with the mammoth 2xLP version to follow shortly after. Outside of North America, Germany's Ván Records will disburse the vinyl edition while Italy's Cruz Del Sur will handle the CD release. More...
Organizers of the Keep It True Festival in Germany have announced that the Saturday headliner will be the reunited Dark Angel, with original vocalist Don Doty, Eric Meyer (Guitars), Mike Gonzalez (Bass) and new guitarist Justin Zych. Thought not officially confirmed, the announcement hints that drummer Gene Hoglan may return as well.
Dark Angel joins another reunited act to appear at the festival: Jag Panzer, who will play with guitaris Joey Tafolla. The roster announcement reads:
"We are extremely proud that we can announce the big Saturday headliner for Keep It True 2014.
"Thrash Metal legends Dark Angel will play their very first show with original singer Don Doty at KIT 2014. Also in the line up are Eric Meyer (guit.), Mike Gonzalez (bass) and Justin Zych (guit.). The drummer is not confirmed yet, but will be announced very soon. Looks like it will be a famous person from Dark Angel history, too.
"With 'Darkness Descends' Dark Angel recorded a milestone in Thrash Metal and at KIT you will see AT LEAST three musicians from that record performing. It will be legendary!!
"The festival is already COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. Thanks for your outstanding support!"
Here is the billing so far:
Dark Angel (USA) (First Time in Europe with Original Singer Don Doty)
Jag Panzer (USA) (Special Early Days Show for the first time in Europe with Joey Tafolla)
Flotsam & Jetsam (USA) (Exclusive “No Place For The Deceiver” Show)
Hexx (USA) (special old school show)
Sinner (GER) (Special Old School Show)
Atlantean Kodex (GER)
Persian Risk (UK)
Iron Cross (USA)
Deep Machine (UK)
Night Demon (USA)
Iron Kingdom (USA) More...
"I wish to speak to you today about the tragedy of Europe." So begins the speech sample from English PM Sir Winston Churchill that starts “Twelve Stars And An Azure Gown (An Anthem For Europa),” the fifth track off the new Atlantean Kodex LP, "The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth)."
The entire concept of Germany’s Atlantean Kodex is expressly European in nature from the classically influenced melodies, to the lyrics and concepts that inspire the towering, grandiose heaviness of the songs, on through the band’s use of German Romantic Caspar David Friedrich’s “Monk by the Sea” as cover art. The following press release was issued about the coming album:
"Continuing on from the band’s previous album, 2010’s 'The Golden Bough,' Atlantean Kodex has built upon its sound to achieve an album like no other released in 2013. Many bands and labels lay claim to the word 'epic' to describe a particular band’s sound but on The White Goddess, their name becomes synonymous with the term in a way very bands ever manage. Drawing from traditional heavy metal, doom and Norse metal influences, The White Goddess achieves the bands strongest songwriting, lyrics, vocal performance and production yet, already nearly without equal on their previous LP. Unequivocally The White Goddess is the best pure heavy metal record of 2013. More...
Cleveland, Ohio metallers Breaker been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place July 13th - 14th, 2012 in Balingen, Germany.
Breaker will perform an exclusive European reunion show with original vocalist Jim Hamar to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the release of the landmark "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records.
This will be Breaker's fifth visit to Germany and second to Bang Your Head. The band's only previous festival appearance in Germany with Hamar on vocals was at Wacken Open Air in 2000.
Visit the Bang Your Head website for more information.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...
Germany's Atlantean Kodex has been hard at work over recent months writing a sophomore full-length album and follow-up to "The Golden Bough," which at press time remains untitled. Stated guitarist Manuel Trummer this week on the album's progress:
"The new album is slowly starting to take shape. So far we have around 30 minutes of all new, unreleased material. There won't be any demo songs or older songs from previous releases on the album. Regarding the general direction, you can expect the same sound and atmosphere as on The Golden Bough. There won't be any change in style whatsoever. T
"he stuff we have written so far ranges from nice headbanging up-tempo anthems to some of the slowest and most epic stuff we have done... it's safe to say that our key coordinates still are Into Glory Ride - era Manowar, Viking-era Bathory, arcane 80's U.S. Metal served with a healthy dose of NWOBHM, folk and 70's vibes. All regressive, all Atlantean Kodex."
The new album is planned for release sometime in late 2012 or early 2013.
Norwegian progressive black metal outfit Enslaved has confirmed its appearance for next year's installment of the Rock Hard festival, set to take place between June 10th, 11th and 12th, 2011 at the Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
The confirmed line-up includes:
German heavy metal act Atlantean Kodex have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "The Golden Bough," is planned for release in winter of 2010 through Italian based Cruz Del Sur Music.
"The Golden Bough" tracklisting:
1. Fountain of Nepenthe
3. The White Goddess
4. Temple of Katholic Magick
5. Disciples of the Iron Crown
6. Vesperal Hymn
7. The Atlantean Kodex
8. A Prophet in the Forest
9. The Golden Bough
German Epic Metal band ATLANTEAN KODEX and Italian label Cruz Del Sur Music announce to have signed a deal for the worldwide release of the upcoming debut ATLANTEAN KODEX album
"The Golden Bough."
Says guitar-player Manuel Trummer about the deal: "I couldn't have imagined anyone else than Cruz del Sur to release The Golden Bough. We‘re highly impressed by the work label-owner Enrico did in the past and we‘re honored to be on the same label like some of our favorite bands such as While Heaven Wept, Slough Feg, Twisted Tower Dire or Battleroar."
On behalf of Cruz Del Sur Music, label owner Enrico Leccese states: “I am very glad we have the opportunity of working together with ATLANTEAN KODEX. I am definitely impressed by the enthusiasm, the strength and motivation these guys have shown so far; that’s exactly what we’re looking for in a band. And the music contained in The Golden Bough is simply fantastic!” More...