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Australian atmospheric doom/gothic/black metal act Elegeion returns with new full-length album »Plight Of The Heretic«

Australian atmospheric doom/gothic/black metal act Elegeion returns with their new album, »Plight Of The Heretic«, which was released on May 1st, 2022.

01. Plight Of The Heretic
02. Dust
03. Sombre Skies
04. The Blazing Tempest
05. The Disease (Beware The Ides Of March)

17 years since their last album, Elegeion have broken their silence and re-grouped to bring you their latest gothic doom metal offering – »Plight Of The Heretic«. Written over the course of a decade and recorded, mixed and mastered over 14 grueling months from November 2020 to January 2022, pausing through many lockdowns throughout the pandemic, the pain, angst and despair of the times truly came through on the album.

Five tracks totaling almost 50 minutes of what you have come to expect from Elegeion, with new members and new ideas added, however also firmly attached to the old formula with use of strings and the female voice. “We’re so proud of this achievement”, says frontman and guitarist Anthony Kwan “especially after being in suspended animation for so long, I hope you will see that the Elegeion flame is still well and truly alive.”

Recorded by Jesse Oberin at Crosstown Studios and Echidna Studios, Melbourne, Australia from November 2020 – February 2021.
Darbuka and djembe recorded by Kwan in The Ancient Medina of Fes, Morocco in December 2011.
Stomping recorded by Kwan at Drumpower, Melbourne, early 2020.
Additional vocals recorded by Kindabah in Melbourne, May – June 2021.
Mixed by Jesse Oberin March – September 2021.
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, January 2022.
Photography by Alistair Fletcher, Mount Macedon, Victoria.
Drawings by Yujin.
Layout by Kwan and Sarah Williams.

Elegeion is:
Kwan – Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Bass, Vocals on Tracks 1, 2, 3 & 5, Backing Vocals Track 4
Kindabah – Voice
Rune – Drums, Vocals on Tracks 1 & 4

Guest musicians:
Scott – Lead Guitars on all Tracks
Noureddine – Darbuka and Djembe on Tracks 1 & 2
Ceridwen – Cello on all Tracks

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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