New Album “Covered In Colours” is released.

ANUBIS GATE announces New Album
“Covered in Colours” is released today on NIGHTMARE RECORDS.

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After recording the dark and introspective album “Covered in Black” the band needed a counterweight album, so they decided to release an album of tracks they were greatly inspired by in their youth, careers and by contemporaries… 

They believe it’s a cover album like no other cover album you’ve ever heard! 

Just as much care has gone into “Covered in Colours” as any other Anubis Gate album. 

Guitarist Kim Olesen had this to say; …being the old serious people that are, we consciously strove to avoid the obvious pitfalls of metal-band does cover versions.  

Instead, the band has treated these amazing songs like they were their own and almost all of them are completely rearranged.

The album is neatly divided into five corners. You can sit in your favorite corner, be comfortable in others, while there may be a corner from which you don’t care for the view. And just like any old grumpy prog listener, you might get the chance to say “They’ve gone too far”. 

Some might ask what on earth the band was thinking… why did they do this? 

So here’s a little Q & A from their own minds.

Is this an essential Anubis Gate Album? YES!  “Though it didn’t feel like it when we first started the project, it became essential when it became clear that this was not just a couple of songs, but a full-blown album project in its own right”.

But why? “Because we trust the process to deliver the answers. After going through the therapy that Covered in Black was, a wave of productivity came over us. And a couple of songs meant as B-sides for future singles became an E.P. But then the project became a runaway train and it ended up being the longest album we’ve ever done”.

Are you serious? “Of course we are, recording and rearranging those songs was seriously fun, but also funnily serious”!

Did you really need to spend time and energy on this project?  “Yes. It would be safe to say that without this album the next one would not happen”.

*Produced by Kim Olesen  – Jacob Hansen (drum production).

TRACKLIST

Starters :

1. Still life in Mobile Homes (by Japan)

2. Red (by King Crimson)

3. Plantage (by Under Byen)

The Jazz-Metal Lounge:

4. Experiment (by Voivod)

5. Chromazone (by Mike Stern)

6. Glamour Profession (by Steely Dan)

The beautiful ones:

7. Entangled (by Genesis)

8. Atlas (by Coldplay)

The eighties corner:

9. To France (by Mike Oldfield)

10. Fade to Grey (by Visage)

11. S.A.T.O. (by Ozzy Osbourne)

No, they didn’t… :

12. Aggressive Perfector (by Slayer)

13. Back in Black (by AC/DC)

14. Strawberry Fields Forever (by The Beatles)

Anubis Gate live in concert

For the first time since 2015 Anubis Gate is finally on stage together again in April 2018. Two concerts are held.

April 13 at Studenterhuset, Aalborg. Tickets available here: http://www.billetlugen.dk/tickets.html?affiliate=DKA&doc=erdetaila&fun=erdetail&erid=2123527.
April 28 at Posten, Odense. Tickets available here: https://billetto.dk/en/e/anubis-gate-tba-and-dead-witch-metal-mekka-tickets-252069

Hope to see you out there.

 

New dark album out this fall!

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Anubis Gate’s seventh album “Covered in Black” will be released to the world on Nightmare Records on September 1st.

With six highly acclaimed albums, what can be said about a seventh album? It would be easy to say the following: It is our most mature album. Or how about this: We built on everything that came before it and added new twists and turns. Or this is our most accessible album perhaps.

But that wouldn’t be quite true. In fact it might even be quite untrue. Except for the part about building on past experiences, since everybody does that.

What would have been mature was to make an album resembling our previous album “Horizons”, going with the beautiful feel-good vibe of that album (though its topics were not all that feel-good)

Instead, the writing of this album simply did not go in that direction. While Covered In Black is a highly melodic affair, it is also challenging in a way none of our previous albums are. Dealing with, and dedicated to, people in dark places, this albums has a darker and more complex edge to it. Allowing ourselves to dig deeper into our collective pool of musical experiences and knowledge, the inspirations come from far across the spectrum. Ranging from classical chamber music, seventies prog and extending to thrash, with very eastern influences popping up,this is an album that is best heard as one piece, even if the individual tracks can stand on their own. Since we’ve come this far we also allowed ourselves that freedom.

Is it a concept album? No. But it is a theme album. About people in dark places. From psychopaths, assassins to the more modern topics of being at the receiving end of what is bad about social media. Topics of lifelong failure and revenge are touched upon. The ten-song-long album has two suites, both consisting of three songs. One has the songs spread here and there on the album, while the other is connected as one long piece if you wish to listen to it that way. Wonderfully old-fashioned and just the way we like it. And it is, we feel, simply the best album we’ve ever done.

The album is produced by Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen as per good tradition.

Tracklist:

01. PSYCHOTOPIA

02. THE NEW DELHI ASSASSINATION

03. THE COMBAT

04. TOO MUCH TIME

05. A JOURNEY TO NOWHERE

06. BLACK

07. BLACKER

08. BLACKEST

09. OPERATION CAIRO

10. FROM AFAR