We are proud to present our third official release, the new album of the greek act Dark Awake.
After the success of their first album of this year released in January, "Non Omnis Moriar", the project of Shelmerdine VI and Sekte is ready for another release that puts together neoclassical arrangements with obscure and ritualistic dark ambient atmospheres.
A combination of Martial Industrial and Dark Ambient soundscapes towards a deep and beautiful experience and even a sense of the sacred.
The artwork pictures are taken by Giordano Bruno (Prince of Agony) from the Italian cult metal band EVOL and between the songs there is a Sol Invictus cover with Wagnerian dramatic and emotional intensity.
"Atropos Of Eudaimonia" is not music for the entertainment...is a path for the wisdom.
Through the years DARK AWAKE have established their own identity and quality.. the new album is full of beauty, strength and spiritual evolution and the tracks convey and spread the ideas of aestheticism and transcendentalism.
All music composed, recorded, mixed and mastered between 2016/2017 by SHELMERDINE VI°, except track “Kneel To The Cross” which is composed by Sol Invictus. Guest male vocals on “Kneel To The Cross” by Richard Weeks (Carnivorous Forest) and female vocals by Sekte.
Lyrics on “The Medusa Of Despair” are from the same title poem by Clark Ashton Smith. Vocals on “The Medusa Of Despair” by Sekte.
“Zarathustra Speaks Again” lyrics by Friedrich Nietzsche. Narration on “Zarathustra Speaks Again” by SHELMERDINE VI°.
All artwork photography (except band photos) by Giordano Bruno Folin (EVOL)
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Fleurs Du Mal Studio, Hellas, 2017.