To emphasize the broad musical range present on AARA’s coming third album “Triade I: Eos“, Debemur Morti Productions are partnering up with Black Metal Promotion for the premiere of the second single ‘Nimmermehr‘. Mastermind Berg puts the newly unveiled song in relation to the first single ‘Naufragus‘ when explaining that different approaches to the song writing were necessary to adequately represent the dynamic of the story:
“‘Nimmermehr’ covers the beginning of the Spaniard’s narrative in “Melmoth the Wanderer“. It is clearly distinguished from ‘Naufragus‘ by the higher tempo and the long, more spherical riffs. The Spaniard’s tale forms Maturin’s first exploration of Catholicism and monastic life, which was to be musically underlined by the use of the choral elements. In the context of the album, it occupies a special position – while the other songs are still closer to the predecessor “En Ergô Einai“, ‘Nimmermehr‘ represents a further development of the style of “So fallen alle Tempel“, our first album.“
‘Nimmermehr‘ can now be streamed on the YouTube channel of Black Metal Promotion:
Further describing the genesis of the single ‘Nimmermehr‘, composer Berg narrates that it needed time and will to create this specific composition:
“It was also originally composed as the fourth track of the album. Since we follow the sequence of the book, it is best for the creative process to work in the same order. ‘Nimmermehr‘ gave me the most trouble, because the beginning and the end emerged separately quickly, but were difficult to connect. We tried countless riffs to solve the problem, and in the end, it worked out by playing a single note. The good drumming of J., who brought the song to another level with his style and cleanliness, has to be emphasized also.”
“Triade I: Eos” is the beginning of a trilogy dealing with the book “Melmoth The Wanderer“, a novel written by Irish writer Charles Robert Maturin in the early 19th century. Somewhat similar to the idea and concept of Goethe’s “Faust“, Maturin’s novel may be understood as a social commentary as well as a critical examination and discussion of religion.
Exploiting a rich vein of form, AARA find the past inside the present through a passionate, oft economical arrangement of rapier-sharp neoclassical earworm leads, anguished vocals, meditative synth, melancholic choral textures and drumming of inch-perfect intensity. Rousing, nostalgic, triumphant and transformative, with “Triade I: Eos” AARA definitively enter the top echelons of contemporary melodic Black Metal. The first part of the trilogy consists of six compositions:
05. Das Wunder
Switzerland’s AARA was founded in 2018 by vocalist Fluss and multi-instrumentalist Berg to create art highly influenced by atmospheric Black Metal. Sporting an epic, classical feel, their sweeping compositions aim to take the listener through the darkest alleys of human existence.
Soon after releasing their debut record “So fallen alle Tempel” in early 2019, AARA joined forces with Debemur Morti Productions, releasing their mosaic EP “Anthropozän” that same year.
Barely a year after their debut, AARA unveiled a new full-length record in April of 2020. A conceptual look into Europe’s Age of Enlightenment, “En Ergô Einai” sees AARA take their accomplished sound to new heights of mature artistic expression. Opened with a haunting acoustic intro courtesy of Vindsval (BLUT AUS NORD), “En Ergô Einai” is a triumph of fluid melodic euphoria and classical elegance, setting an even higher watermark in a bright, young discography. In March 2021, their third album and beginning of a trilogy “Triade I: Eos” will see the light of day.