Elegy Of Madness, a notable presence in the symphonic metal scene, has just unveiled their latest single titled ‘Crawling’. This track heralds from their anticipated album ‘XI’, set to make its debut on October 20th via Scarlet Records.
The production behind ‘XI’ saw collaboration between Simone Mularoni and Simone Bertozzi, with the finishing touches of mixing and mastering handled by Mularoni at the renowned Domination Studio. Adding a visual flair to the project, Diogo Soares of Gargantula Creations, known for his work with bands like Witchcraft, EyeHateGod, and Stoned Jesus, has lent his artistic hand for the album’s cover art.
Fans and newcomers alike can expect to find ‘XI’ available in multiple formats. These include a digipack CD and a digital release.
The album, characterized as modern symphonic metal with hints of the occult and epic undertones, marks a fresh chapter for Elegy Of Madness. One of the standout features of ‘XI’ is the captivating soprano voice of their new lead, Kyrah Aylin. This revamped sound, combined with sharper songwriting, makes ‘XI’ a force to be reckoned with in the metal realm.
The inspiration behind ‘XI’ is rooted in the tumultuous times following the global pandemic. It delves deep into somber and reflective moods, drawing heavily from the symbolism associated with the number eleven. This number has various interpretations, touching on themes of spiritual evolution, inner strength, intuition, and new beginnings. Yet, it also delves into the chaotic, hinting at disorder and the inherent flaws of humanity.
However, even in its darkest moments, ‘XI’ offers a beacon of hope. As the band aptly puts it, “A sun ray can always break through the darker clouds: it’s time to rise again from your own ashes.”