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Agathodaimon Reveals New Album "In Darkness" Artwork

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Germany's Agathodaimon has checked in with the following update about releasing the new "In Darkness" album:

"As reported earlier, studio work is going fine, and we’re confident that all will be done until end of April. In case you might not know it yet: Release date for IN DARKNESS is set to the 28th of June!

"And hey, we finally can reveal the album cover... Artwork was done by Hicham Haddaji of Strychneen Studio, check out his other works at this location.

"So far, the basic recordings are done. What’s left? Fine tuning, some details here and there, and of course the mix! Well, how will the new album sound like, you might ask? In a word, awesome. Yes, that’s what YOU decide in the end. But we’re sure it has a lot of killer songs, and we did step into the right direction- though it’s also a step backwards. Back to the roots, to be clear.

"We collectively felt that PHOENIX reached a point that’s as far as we can go, without denying our roots. So we summoned the spirit of the old times (of course without trying to pretend it’s 1995).
What does that mean? We put focus on atmosphere and got rid of elements which did not fit to our vision. To summarize, I’d say it’s less technical, but more dense, coming rather from the heart than our heads.. sounds strange maybe, but you’ll get it once you’ll hear the first songs.

"Speaking of new songs - IN DARKNESS also features 'old' material, back from when our romanian vocalist Vlad was still around. But don’t worry, it’s a history lesson that won’t sound outdated. Actually, there’s a re-recording of 'Dusk Of An Infinite Shade,' something we actually worked on many years ago, but back then skipped the idea because it didn’t seem to match with the other material. It simply did not sound right. But now, it turned out that it was a great preparation to get in the mood and to set the sails to embark on a journey... IN DARKNESS. First, secret pre-listening sessions did confirm that also fans of our recent albums won’t be scared away. Plus, we’re currently figuring out how to best realize a public pre-listening...

"Now that the preparations for the new album are almost finished, we’re still not done yet. We’ll prepare a video clip (more news shortly) and will try to check out some new opportunities for live concerts, especially areas where we haven’t been yet. But of course we also like to visit old, familiar places: I hope our german fans in the northern regions did already mark the 04th of May in their calendars- we’ll play at the Schlachtfest XI Festival in Aurich (close to where Wacken Seaside-Festival took place). Be there! More info here."

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