DRACONIAN's new album, A Rose For The Apocalypse will be released via Napalm Records on June 24th. Check out the artwork by Seth Siron Anton (PARADISE LOST, KAMELOT, ROTTING CHRIST, MOONSPELL) below:
The new track 'The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight' is part of Napalm Records' new free sampler Nothing Burns Like Napalm, which also features material from ALESTIORM, LEAVES' EYES, KAMPFAR, STREAM OF PASSION, TÝR and more. Download information can be found on Napalm's Facebook page
Produced and mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH) from Fascination Street studios, frontman Anders Jacobsson recently described the album:
A Rose For The Apocalypse and deals with a vast dilemma we’re all facing as one species; the horrors and contradictions we’ve created in our ‘nature-divorced’ system. The title refers to the collapse of this structure, built by mindless human opinion. It also refers to the necessity of its demise. We are trying to capture the gloom of its realization. I don’t know if we’d want to call this a conceptual album, but most songs certainly deal with the same topic in one way or the other. I’ve reached a point in my life when my eyes remain open.
To most of you, A Rose For The Apocalypse might appear a darker, more threatening album compared to the previous Turning Season Within. And yes, it is different in several ways, but Draconian remains the same. I have often said that our new work resembles a mix between the old and the new Draconian and will unite fans of both preferences. While listening to this album I feel a lot of history comes together in one place, at least sound-wise.
Our old friend Olof Göthlin contributes with some of his excellent violin skills on the album. We sincerely hope we’ve created an album that will make impact on our beloved fans. Thank you for keeping up, sticking by us and maintained your faith in Draconian."
A Rose For The Apocalypse will be released as a regular CD and limited digi-pack version with one bonus track.