Prog infused melodeath group APOTHEUS are just a week away from releasing their second album The Far Star. The Portuguese quartet took a completely different approach with their first ever conceptual album, blending melodies with the story and emotion. The opus unfolds the untold story of our ancestry — a painful journey of survival in the majesty of the cosmos, but also a delicate introspective about the human nature. The Isaac Asimov inspired album reveals how the collision of two worlds resulted something new: a hope, a mission and a destination. Out November 1st via Black Lion Records, each track of this sophomore album illustrates a different chapter of this epic saga.
Apotheus are currently streaming the 5th track “The Darkest Sun” as the third and the final single from the album. “This is about two conflicting emotions,” the band inform. “It's a song about departure and leaving your loved ones behind, but it's also about the hot blooded rapture you feel when facing a new journey. ‘The Far Star’ is about a journey and "The Darkest Sun" is about its departure.”
Artwork by Albano von Hammer
APOTHEUS tour dates:
October 31 – Canecas Bar (Paços de Ferreira, PT) November 1 – Frenopátiko (Vigo, SP) November 2 – Nave Bunker Salamanca (Salamanca, SP) November 3 – Pub Darkness – Sedaví (Valencia, SP) November 5 – Ardo Ona (Vitoria-Gasteiz, EH) November 6 – Utopía Sala (Zaragoza, SP) November 7 – Rockbeer Thenew (Santander, SP) November 8- TEXAS BAR (Leiria, PT) November 16 – Old Rock & Blues (S.João da Madeira, PT)
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