Fertile Crescent Productions is proud to announce Finland’s ANTIPOPE as their first signing! In the fall of 2019, ANTIPOPE captured the interest of the community at Fertile Crescent thanks to an invitation from Grand Sounds PR. The long-running extreme metal group have accepted a multi-album recording contract and production for a new CD release has been confirmed! “Apostle of Infinite Joy” has been scheduled for release February 21st, 2020, by Fertile Crescent Productions. Antipope’s 5th full-length contains 8 full-bodied tracks abundant in catchy riffing, occult imagery, and an original style unlike many others in modern heavy metal. Track listing and official cover art to be revealed soon!
ANTIPOPE effectively sweeps progressive rhythms wrapped in gothic doom towards the aggressive edges of black and death metal, making for delighted fans of all heavy metal genres. As main composer Mikko Myllykangas once embellished upon the Antipope sound and style, “It is metal, for sure, but that’s pretty much all you need to know. Would more words make you feel safer? We don’t want you to feel safe.” This perspective resonates through the diverse nature of Antipope.
ANTIPOPE are also well known for their unique and independently produced music videos, the most recent (“Waters Below” from the album Denial/Survival) has gained 2.3K views in only 4 months! Recently unveiled were several teasers for the upcoming release. Brief and mysterious, we are all left eagerly awaiting what is to come in 2020! Watch their latest video teaser here:
As the new year comes into view, Fertile Crescent Productions are told that there is much more in store for listeners from these Finnish maestros. Keep a watchful eye for what is to come from Antipope and Fertile Crescent Productions in 2020!