Norway’s AETERNUS has announced “Philosopher” as the title of its ninth studio album and successor to 2018’s “Heathen”. The album will be released on November 17th through Agonia Records. A European and UK tour with GORGOROTH will follow the same month.
AETERNUS was formed by Ares in 1993 in Bergen, Norway, and pioneered the genre known as Dark Metal; combining Black Metal and Death Metal with elements of classical and folk music. The band creates its trademark sound by layering superlative guitar playing and haunting, melodic interludes. Its current line-up comprises guitarist/vocalist Ares, guitarist Gorm, bassist Eld and drummer Phobos (amongst whom are present and former members of GORGOROTH, IMMORTAL (live) and GAAHLS WYRD).
“Philosopher” was recorded, produced & mixed by the band & Herbrand Larsen at Conclave & Earshot Studios (IMMORTAL, EENSLAVED) and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Rorysound Studio (BLOODBATH, VOMITORY). The cover artwork, illustrations and layout was crafted by Mar.A. (CULTES DES GHOULES, DEUS MORTEM).
The album’s first single and opening track, “Existentialist Hunter”, will be released alongside a music video in the coming weeks.
“Philosopher” track listing:
- Existentialist Hunter
- World Bleak Nepotism
- The Intentionality of Unitigated Evil
- Void of Venom
- Wresting Worm
- The Luciferian Architect
- Carving the Pristine Anomie