Australian orchestral progressive doom metallers Rise of Avernus from Sydney have returned with their new offering, the “Dramatis Personæ” EP. After releasing their critically acclaimed debut album, “L’Appel du Vide” and touring around Australia in support of bands like Enslaved, Apocalyptica, Septic Flesh, Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Prong, Rise of Avernus have chosen to release an EP that focuses on the heavier aspects that their debut album offered, while still maintaining the core doom and orchestral elements that the band has become renown for. Their latest EP, spanning a total running time of 30 minutes with 5 epic tracks, showcases the band’s new and reinvigorated line-up, taking their unique blend of doom, progressive and death metal infused with monumental orchestral scores to a whole new level.
Recorded throughout January 2015, the EP was mixed and mastered by one of Australia’s top audio engineers, Dylan Mitrovich, who has worked with bands such as Dead Letter Circus, Tesseract, and Twelve Foot Ninja. The release also features a guest appearance by Grutle Kjellson, the vocalist of the legendary Norwegian band Enslaved, who lends his vocals to the track, “Acta est Fabula“. Artwork was created by Farksi Photography, who handles many of the band’s designs, including the original self-titled release. “Dramatis Personæ” will be released worldwide through Aural Music / Code666 in a strictly limited digisleeve edition of 500 copies as well as digitally through all good outlets on March 30th 2015.
1. In the Absence of Will…
2. Path to Shekinah
3. Acta est Fabula (Feat. Grutle Kjellson of Enslaved)
4. An Alarum of Fate
5. In Hope We Drown