Cleopatra, the epic second album from New Jersey-centered symphonic metal quintet, EVERDAWN, is out today through progressive metal powerhouse Sensory Records.
Formerly known as Midnight Eternal, EVERDAWN is embodied by lead vocalist Alina Gavrilenko, guitarist/vocalist Richard Fischer, bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X), drummer Dan Prestup, and keyboardist Boris Zaks. Through the course of eleven epic new songs, the band delivers forty-eight minutes of epic, progressive, symphonic metal on Cleopatra.
The vocals for Cleopatra were recorded at Soundmine Recording, the guitars recorded at Frightbox Recording with engineer Bobby Torres, the bass, drums, and keyboards recorded at RMF Recording Studios, and the bass engineered by Richard Fischer and additional editing by Bobby Torres. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound (Opeth, Riverside, Katatonia) and completed with cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák of Hjules Illustration and Design and photography by Alexandra Hassan and Northern Luna. Additionally, the song “Your Majesty Sadness” features guest vocals from Therion/Candlemass vocalist Thomas Vikström.
EVERDAWN keyboardist Boris Zaks offers on Cleopatra, “In times of uncertainty we all search for the little things that we can rely on — on the little moments that do offer us security, comfort and strength. Music, in its encapsulating and deeply moving way, has always been a haven for those who wish to put melody behind what they feel. And this has been a year of feeling. We at EVERDAWN have been relentlessly at work, crafting Cleopatra and shaping it up to perfection. Our intent was to let Cleopatra speak to the audience and blend with the world around us as well as its history, in the most fragile of times.”
Stream EVERDAWN’s entire Cleopatra album now at Bandcamp HERE, Apple Music HERE, Spotify HERE, YouTube HERE, as well as through all other digital service providers.
Also watch the lyric video for the track “Your Majesty Sadness” featuring Thomas Vikstrom of Therion and Candlemass HERE.
Watch for additional updates on the band to post in the months ahead.