Swiss progressive post-metal collective NevBorn has unveiled the second single »Lerni« taken from their upcoming album, »Alkaios · Part I · The Eagle«, the first chapter of the »Alkaios« trilogy.
»Alkaios · Part I · The Eagle« will be released on March 30th, 2023 on CD/LP/Digital via Vitruve Records.
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A couple of weeks after unveilling a first audio/video glance from their upcoming album, Swiss progressive post-metal collective Nevborn unveiled a new song called »Lerni«, a darker chapter of the record, which talks about the second of the 12 labors of Heracles: »Killing the Hydra of Lerna«. A relentless and repetitive task that almost led him to dementia and addiction.
This track will be part of the first chapter of the »Alkaios« trilogy, a complete project gathering many artists from different backgrounds.
3 albums and twelve musical pieces of about fifteen minutes each for a total of three hours spread over three double LPs.
3 albums which will be released on double vinyl in a period of 4 years, accompanied by exclusive illustrations completing the artistic approach of the project.
These atypical and varied pieces were composed in the manner of a film score, rarely repeating themselves and with unconventional structures, they unfold a story along the furrows of an entire side of the disc. Like chapters in a short story, each piece contains different themes and behaves like several songs rolled into one.
…For the record…
NevBorn is a progressive metal band from Western Switzerland. Although inspired by many different sources, their songs stand out because of their narrative side in the way of a movie soundtrack.
Their debut full-length album »Five Horizons« released in 2015 after a few demos was warmly received by the critics and pushed them to go further in their creative process.
In 2017, NevBorn tested their audience by releasing »Daídalos« a one-song EP of almost 20 minutes. Despite the fear that a piece of such length would not pass, the critics were on the band’ side.
Thus, »Daídalos« marked a turning point in the history of the band and their way of composing focused on the idea of offering their pieces not as pieces of music, but as a compilation of different chapters of a long story.
Five years later, band presents the first excerpts of an ambitious trilogy of albums called »Alkaios« with »Nemea«.
For fans of Agent Fresco, Circa Survive, The Ocean, Tesseract…..
Pre-order the album on the band’s webstore.
The Alkaios project:
Launched in 2016 by the band NevBorn, »Alkaios« is an artistic project resulting from 6 years of passionate work bringing together many artists from different backgrounds. Themed on the legend of the labours of Heracles, it is composed of 12 pieces of about 15 minutes each, for a total of 3 hours spread over 3 records. This crowdfunding is dedicated to the first of the three records called The Eagle. Wishing to accompany our concepts with an exclusive and atypical element, each track will be accompanied by an illustration made by a different artist.
The goal is to create a unique identity (Alkaios) beyond the band, to bring all these “labours” under it.