To coincide with the European release of EXLIBRIS’ new album “Aftereal”, another track has been revealed on Metal Mind Productions’ YouTube channel. The track “Closer”, featuring guest appearance by EVERGREY’s guitarist and vocalist Tom Englund, check it out below:
Exlibris, the heavy metal sensation from Poland, return with their third studio album entitled “Aftereal”. The band are sure to surprise their fans this time around, also because of the many outstanding guest musicians featured on the album, Evergrey’s Tom Englund being one of them!
Piotr Sikora comments: “You could say that working on ‘Aftereal’ was a constant test to us. We began by writing the music in record time and, once we did it, we kept checking what else we could accomplish. One of such tests was inviting well known artists from Polish and international music scene to perform on the album. Maybe it’s not something you can hear from the very moment you play the album but Evergrey has been inspiring us, as musicians, ever since we founded Exlibris. We wrote a song which we thought Tom Englund’s voice would fit perfectly, so he was the first person we thought we should invite… and he immediately accepted it! It’s a wonderful feeling to hear your own song performed by a man that’s been your musical hero for literally half of your life.”
In the end, the line-up became quite impressive – apart from Tom Englund, the album also features: Piotr “Dziki” Chancewicz (Wild Pig, Mech), Piotr Rutkowski (Corruption), who played guitar solos, and Michał Staszkun, known from his cooperation with Hate, who recorded the album’s intro. Exlibris’s drummer comments: “We’re extremely satisfied about that lineup, as every single guest performer did his absolute best, and every one of them did it in their own style, making the album even more diversified. I shudder at the thought of who we might be inviting on our next album.”
On January, 13th 2015 the album will be available also in North America (via MVD).