Melodeath five-piece Æolian returns with their sophomore album, The Negationist, with the objective to keep the environment out of danger. Black Lion Records will release it on CD and digital formats on November 20.
Formed in 2016, Æolian hails from the Balearic Islands. Initially started as a personal project, Æolian gradually turned into a functioning band through the compositional process. The Mallorca, Spain group comprises members from bands such as Helevorn, Goreinhaled, Desmodus, Inferitvm, Strangled, Battlehorn, and Decomposed Torso. Raising awareness of the need to protect the earth’s damaged and fragile environment through the lyrics, they deliver melodeath metal, melding folk and black metal elements.
Their 2018’s album, Silent Witness, earned them accolades from the press and fans alike. This debut album also opened the door for them to play shows/fests in Mallorca, Ibiza, and Leipzig.
The forthcoming album, The Negationist, is a tale where darkness and hope merge in an introspective trip, marked by the damage earthlings are doing to their own planet. A combination of dramatic symphonies and irresistible aggressions, this sophomore album pleads for saving the environment and opening the way for a livable world to the next generation. Adorned with the elegant cover art, courtesy of Juanjo Castellano Rosado (The Black Dahlia Murder, Gates of Ishtar, Trident), Æolian teamed up with Miquel A. Riutort (Mega) (The Unity, Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Vltimas) at Psychosomatic Recording Studio for the mixing and production and the legendary Dan Swano at Unisound Studios for the mastering.
Daniel Pérez – Vocals
Raúl Morán – Guitars
Gabi Escalas – Guitars
Leoben Conoy – bass
Alberto Barrientos – Drums
Valentin Moldovan – Piano on “Reborn”
Mika Posen – Violins on “Blackout”
Miquel A. Riutor (Mega) – Spanish guitar on “Golden Cage” & additional chorus on “Animals Burned”
Brass orchestra on “Ghosts Anthem”:
José Vicente Franco Landete – Tubas
Raúl Morán – Trombones
Jaime Clement – Trumpets
Juan Francisco Bertomeu Martí – French horns
Juan Carlos Murgui – Tam tam
Music: Raúl Morán & Daniel Pérez
Lyrics: Leoben Conoy
Orchestral arrangements on “Ghosts Anthem”: José Vicente Franco Landete
Mixed and produced: Miquel A. Riutort (Mega) at Psychosomatic Recording Studio
Mastered: Dan Swano at Unisound Studios
Cover Artwork: Juanjo Castellano Rosado
Band Photos:Tuco Martín
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