GOROD's Nicolas Alberny Joins ANTROPOFAGO; Track Listing for "Æra Dementiæ" Unveiled.
French technical death metal band ANTROPOFAGO, once dubbed by Rock Hard as being part of "The three best Death Metal bands from France's nextgen" alongside label-mates AD PATRES and INSAIN, have boasted guitar-crafting wizard Hugo Mermet (maker of custom guitars for Gorod, Insain and many more) in its ranks for most of the band's existence. However, it has always been understood that a time might come where Mermet's business would hinder his ability to be a full-time contributor to ANTROPOFAGO. That time came recently when the band was at work on their upcoming full-length album, Aera Dementiae. Thus, a mutual decision was made to find a suitable replacement once the recording process was finished.
That replacement was quickly found in GOROD guitarist Nicolas Alberny. With ANTROPOFAGO's fetish for musicianship, guitar and technique, it was no surprise that a guitarist of Alberny's caliber would answer the band's call. Having already recorded some guest parts for the new album, Alberny knew what to expect once he joined the fold.
Guitarist Gordon Huillery comments, "Since Hugo joined ANTROPOFAGO three years ago, the deal was clear - having fun while playing a brutal brand of Technical Death Metal without messing with his job as a luthier. His business is growing, orders are following one an other and it became clear time has come for him to focus on his main goal : building awesome guitars. We both decided it was time to search for a replacement, even though he obviously stays an important element of the band's surrounding as our guitar-crafter and, most important, as a close friend. When people started to get aware of the fact we were searching for a new guitarist, we received a lot of applications, the first one being from Nicolas. We know each other since sometimes now, we get along well and, knowing his work for GOROD, it was obvious he has the needed technical level to join the band. I'm happy we're still working as a family and Hugo will always be around as he's building guitars for both bands and will continue filling-in for Nico if he has to work with GOROD, which obviously stays his main priority."
Regarding his decision to join ANTROPOFAGO, Alberny states, "I like the band's music and I wanted to play something else, with other people and, well, ANTROPOFAGO's straight-forward brutal and technical so it was an obvious choice."
ANTROPOFAGO's Second Full-Length, Æra Dementiæ
Madness at a brand new level.
Recorded this summer, ANTROPOFAGO's new full-length, Æra Dementiæ, featuring guest performances from Gorod, as well as label-mates Nephren-Ka and Savage Annihilation, will be released in early 2014 through Kaotoxin records. The album marks a great step forward from the band's self-released debut full-length, Beyond Phobia, with an intense, clear and huge production. Continuing the path started with the debut and 2012's digital EP Between Fear and Madness,Æra Dementiæ is again based on madness, schizophrenia and all kinds of phobias and mental disorders. This concept is mirroed by the band's insanely paced, intricate and complex music. A demanding listen at first, the developed songwriting talents of Huillery and the boys grabs hold of the unsuspecting audience, brain-drilling its catchy, twisted anthems into the listener's mind.
Æra Dementiæ will be released as a first press 1,000 hand-numbered copies limited-edition three-panel DigiSleeve double CD featuring no less than SIX bonus tracks taken from theBetween Fear and Madness sessions, most of which have been unreleased until now, for a total of nearly 22 minutes of bonus material.
Æra Dementiæ TRACK LISTING
2. Encounter with the Doppelgänger
3. Body Cell
4. Helter Skelter
5. Æra Dementiæ
6. Paranoid Visions (pt.2)
7. The Other Me
8. God ov Fire
10. Insania Lupina
Bonus Disc (limited to 1.000 copies)
1. Cannibal Way of Life
2. Paranoid Visions (pt.2 - 2012 version)
3. Bloodred Honeymoon
4. Psychopathia Sexualis
5. Safer in my Head
6. The Butcher
Melmoth - vocals
Gordon Huillery - guitars
Hugo Mermet - guitars (on the album)
Nicolas Alberny - guitars (replacing Hugo)
Alaric Deleris - bass
Vincent Labelle - drums