CHECK OUT THE PREMIERE OF RED APOLLO’S NEW VIDEO FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM!
We’re joined forces with Moment Of Collapse Records so that you can hear the title track from The Laurels Of Serenity, Red Apollo‘s new album which will be released later this month.
The band comment: “All the different pathological fears are humane conditions that everyone has to deal with in life eventually. The obsession and preoccupation with these dreadful feelings was already thematized by the ancient Greeks and found its personified place in mythology. Phobos and Deimos represent fear and terror and are the sons of Ares, the god of war. Both assist their father devotedly and help him by putting horses in front of his chariot before each campaign.This ancient scenery has not only influenced the design of the album cover but also the video for the title track ‘The Laurels of Serenity’! The female protagonist is engrossed by profound anxiety and only finds relief when finally dominating and leading one of Ares’ fear-bringing horses.”
The album merges eight songs that were created and recorded throughout the past two years thematising the band’s confrontation with the full spectrum of pathological fears. Musically, the band once again wander with diligence and aspiration in the realms of atmospheric post-metal that draws on influences ranging from metal to hardcore and crust. With such a rich background, The Laurels of Serenity sounds thick and massive with a precision and rawness that serves as glue between the soundscapes that every single song evokes. The songs were recorded by Falk Andreas at Tonmeisterei in Oldenburg and Dominic Paraskevopoulos at Level3Entertainment Studios in Essen. Mixing and mastering were also performed by Dominic Paraskevopoulos.