APOTHEUS Reveals the Progressive Metal Masterpiece 'The Unification Project'
Portuguese progressive metal act APOTHEUS has set the heavy music scene abuzz with their new single 'The Unification Project', released in anticipation of their upcoming full-length record 'Ergo Atlas'. This new album, which is slated for release on September 15th via Black Lion Records, follows their critically acclaimed 2019 release 'The Far Star'.
APOTHEUS shares insight into the new single, explaining, 'The Unification Project' is a menacing and powerful song that sets the tone for the rest of the album. The song details a plan to unite all the galaxy's living beings against their will, creating an oppressive force that overshadows the album's narrative. It begins with a delicate, cinematic intro, and gradually morphs into something that shatters your soul. We believe this to be one of the heaviest and most suspenseful songs we've written, fully testing our progressive abilities.
Their new album 'Ergo Atlas' will include nine tracks that span over 45 minutes, continuing the narrative from 'The Far Star'. The album presents an intriguing plot where an artificial intelligence conceives a plan that jeopardizes life in the universe. This sequel to the 2019 album and book takes inspiration from renowned science fiction writer Issac Asimov, showcasing APOTHEUS's unique ability to merge compelling storytelling with their musical prowess.
The band's lineup includes Miguel Andrade on vocals and rhythm guitar, Luís 'Gold Monkey' on lead guitar, Daniel Rocha on bass, and Albano 'von Hammer' on drums. The album was produced by APOTHEUS and Jorge Lopes and was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jorge Lopes at Redboxstudios in Portugal. 'Ergo Atlas' is available for pre-order at this location.
“Ergo Atlas” track listing:
Shape and Geometry
The Unification Project
Ergo Bellum
March to Redemption
Alphae’s Sons
Re: union
Re: genesis
Miguel Andrade – Vocals/rhythm guitar
Luís “Gold Monkey” – Lead guitar
Daniel Rocha – Bass
Albano “von Hammer” – Drums