German folk metallers EMPYRIUM will issue their first release in seven years. Into The Pantheon, out on August 30th via Prophecy Productions, is a recording of the band's legendary debut concert in Leipzig 2011, plus a 100-minute documentary on the band's history.
June 11th, 2011, was a landmark date in Empyrium's history. After more than 15 years, Schwadorf and Helm played their very first show ever on that day, taking place at the Wave Gotik Treffen in the Pantheon of Volkspalast Leipzig. For this memorable event, the two core members put together an illustrious concert lineup, consisting of Konstanz (THE VISION BLEAK), Neige (ALCEST), Eviga (DORNENREICH), Fursy Teyssier (LES DISCRETS), Aline Deinert (NEUN WELTEN) and Christoph Kutzer (REMEMBER TWILIGHT), who had rehearsed pieces from every creative phase of Empyrium as well as the new, so-far unreleased song, 'Dead Winter Ways'.
The show, which lasted about 70 minutes, was captured in sound and vision to be released now as an audio-CD and Blu-Ray/DVD. This magical world premiere, recorded in high-resolution HD video and stereo, respectively 5.1 surround sound, constitutes the heart of Into The Pantheon. In addition to the concert, a documentary of more than 100-minutes provides a detailed and exhaustive account on the band's past by means of interviews with Schwadorf, Helm and the live musicians. Therefore, Into The Pantheon is not only a must for fans, but also serves as an ideal introduction for everybody who wants to get a comprehensive overview of Empyrium.
- CD plus booklet in a cardboard case
- DVD/Blu-ray (region code free) plus booklet in a cardboard case
- Slipcase box including both cardboard cases with CD, DVD and Bluray plus booklet and photo cards of the Empyrium live lineup
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