Stream Gorod’s New Tech-Death Opus Aethra in Full
Earlier this week, Gorod vocalist Julien Deyres — who is a tour guide at various historically significant art sites throughout France by day, and has a master’s degree in the field — shared with MetalSucks some of his choices for the most metal pieces of fine art of all time. It was quite a read, and exposed me to a whole bunch of artwork I’d never seen before.
Chew on that as you listen to the band’s new album Aethra, which was inspired by one of those works, Paul Gauguin’s 1891 piece Mahna No Varua Ino (The Devil Speaks). Gorod’s music is a fine art unto itself, intricately woven melodies of dazzling, melodic technical death metal, and Aethra finds them in top form. Take a listen to the whole thing below via Kerrang before its release.
The album will tomorrow (Friday, October 19th) via Overpowered Records. It’s available to pre-order digitally via Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, and in several physical formats via Overpowered Records’ merchandise site.