Norwegian progressive metallers ARTICULUS will release their debut album, simply tiltled “I” through their own label Etymology Recordings on November 1st, 2019.
Today the band has unleashed a new single and video for the song “The Bonfire of the Vanities”, watch it below. “The Bonfire of the Vanities” is the opening track from their debut album “I”, which is available now for preorder, through bandcamp: https://articulus.bandcamp.com/releases
The album features 12 songs of atmospheric progressive metal that all tell the story of a historical figure or event, guided forward by extensive use of melody and heavy guitars, and framed in drums performed by Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth).
The themes on the album are rooted in an appreciation for history and art. The album is written, produced, engineered, performed and mixed by Willumsen and Malm, with the notable exception of Verbeuren’s drums. The elaborate artwork is created by Francisco Solé, known for creating the artwork for the mysterious ’90s film “The Ninth Gate”.
The album will be availble on vinyl, digipak-CD and limited edition double cassette boxset as well as on all digital platforms. The physical formats all contain a unique 16 page art booklet with drawings by Solé.
1. The Bonfire of the Vanities
2. Beneath the Veneer
3. The Unconfined
5. And Velvet became Iron
7. The Smouldering Ember
8. Pulse of the Earth
9. Letter from Rome, 1610
10. The last
11. A Fair Intruder
12. An Asp unto my Breast