As the second album from German epic metal heroes, ATLANTEAN KODEX, is now just one week away, the band have unveiled a video trailer for The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth). The extensive video merges an incredible amount of random footage and clips from a wide array of religious and occult themed movies and artwork, combined with lyrics and artwork from the brilliant new album, band photos and more. The multi-faceted visual depiction is of course backed by the soaring and empowering music culled from each song on the massive studio opus.
The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth) is officially on the streets of North America next Tuesday, October 1st via 20 Buck Spin, with the mammoth 2xLP version to follow shortly after. Outside of North America, Germany's Ván Records is handling the vinyl edition while Italy's Cruz Del Sur has the CD release.
Self-described as falling somewhere between Twilight Of The Gods-era BATHORY, early Ross The Boss-era MANOWAR and other classic US bands like FATES WARNING, CIRITH UNGOL and WARLORD, Atlantean Kodex retains a singular modernity and heaviness via their incredible production and recording technique, and through singer Markus Becker, who has naturally blessed pipes. There is no irony or pretense going on in their music; Atlantean Kodex plays deeply reverent and devoted metal with an emphasis on superior, timeless songcraft. Continuing on 2010's The Golden Bough, Atlantean Kodex has built upon their sound to achieve an album like no other released in 2013. Many bands and labels lay claim to the word "epic" to describe a particular band's sound but on The White Goddess, their name becomes synonymous with the term in a way very few bands ever manage. Drawing from traditional heavy metal, doom and Norse metal influences, The White Goddess achieves the band's strongest songwriting, lyrics, vocal performance and production yet.
'Trumpets Of Doggerland (There Were Giants In The Earth In Those Days)'
'Sol Invictus (With Faith And Fire)'
'Bilwis (Sorcery And Witchcraft In Eastern Bavaria)'
'Heresiarch (Thousandfaced Moon)'
'Twelve Stars And An Azure Gown (An Anthem For Europa)'
'Der Untergang Der Stadt Passau (Flaming Sword Of The Watcher)'
'Enthroned In Clouds And Fire (The Great Cleansing)'
'White Goddess Unveiled (Crown Of The Sephiroth)'