Finnish pagan metal act Moonsorrow has revealed the release date of its brand-new studio album, entitled “Jumalten Aika“. Their seventh full-length album, which means “The Age of Gods“, will be out on April 1st, 2016 via Century Media Records. The band has just unveiled the cover artwork by Nucleart Design and the album tracklist. Henri Sorvali (guitars, keyboards & vocals) comments: “there are a lot more folk music influences present in “Jumalten Aika” than earlier. This time around, they are more deeply integrated to the overall sound. “Jumalten Aika” is like a circling wolf biting the hardest when you would never expect it. The music is unchained aggression, deep mysteries of the North and thundering witchcraft, combined together in a molten forge of the Gods and reminds us all of something that never left our blood and soil“.
“Jumalten Aika” will be released in the following formats:
- Ltd. 2CD Mediabook & Patch – European edition
- Ltd. 2CD Digipak & Patch – US edition
- Gatefold black 2LP+CD
- Gatefold white 2LP+CD – CMDistro.de (EU webshop exclusive), limited to 100 copies
- Gatefold transparent green 2LP+CD – Nuclearblast.de exclusive, limited to 200 copies
- Gatefold clear 2LP+CD – distributed via RED in the US, limited to 400 copies
- Gatefold silver 2LP+CD – CMDistro.com (US webshop exclusive), limited to 200 copies
CD / Digital
The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of Grave’s “Soulless” and Rotting Christ’s “Non Serviam“. These were intentionally added as a second disc to be separated from the main album’s intricate musical and lyrical concept. All physical formats will also include English translations of the lyrics to allow you to delve deeper into the darkened folklore of Moonsorrow.
1. Jumalten Aika ( 12:43 )
2. Ruttolehto incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa ( 15:21 )
3. Suden Tunti ( 7:06 )
4. Mimisbrunn ( 15:55 )
5. Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen) ( 16:00 )
1. Soulless (Grave cover) ( 3:18 )
2. Non Serviam (Rotting Christ cover) ( 5:10 )
To present “Jumalten Aika” live, Moonsorrow will embark on a co-headlining tour in April with fellow countrymen Korpiklaani. Both bands will perform extended long sets. Prior to that, there will also be an official Moonsorrow album release show at Virgin Oil in Helsinki on April 1st, 2016 and a China tour in early March. You can visit the band’s official pages for all tour dates and confirmed festivals! – See more here.