Wed, Feb 23 2011: SEPTICFLESH BY THE BOOK
Latest release: "The Great Mass"
Release date: Mon, Apr 18 2011, US Tue, Apr 19 2011
Greek demons SEPTICFLESH's new masterpiece "The Great Mass" has been scheduled for an April 18th release (one day later in North America). The album will be available in the following formats:
- CD + DVD Digipak
- Collector's book including 2 CDs + DVD
- 12" gatefold LP
- CD jewel case
- Digital download
As previously announced, the main artwork will appear on the CD + DVD Digipak edition, the gatefold LP and the dust jacket of the collector's book. It will be revealed later, but we can already unveil the cover of the book itself, designed by Seth Siro Anton:
The collector's art book includes music scores by Christos Antoniou, and artworks, photographs and paintings from Seth Siro Anton for SEPTICFLESH of course, but also bands like Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Exodus, Kamelot and Caliban among others. It is printed on high quality paper with a full colour cover and a dust jacket with different image that unfolds to a 98cm x 55cm poster with cold foil printing.
This edition includes "The Great Mass" on CD and on DVD in 5.1 sound. The Blu-ray also includes a documentary on the making of "The Great Mass" with interviews with the band members about the recording with the FILMharmonic Orchestra of Prague, the lyrics and the meaning of "The Great Mass, the art and visual aspects, the recording process, drums and the production.
The second CD is exclusive to this edition and contains the orchestral versions of the following songs, recorded by the FILMharmonic Orchestra of Prague:
- The Vampire from Nazareth
- A Great Mass of Death
- Mad Architect
- Pyramid God
- Oceans of Grey
- The Undead Keep Dreaming
- Five-Pointed Star
"Persepolis" originally appears on 2008's "Communion" album. The choirs of its orchestral version are sung in French, and other languages such as Italian and German can be heard on this bonus CD.
All physical versions of "The Great Mass" can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist's e-shop.