Together with Black Metal Promotion, Debemur Morti Productions present the streaming of AARA’s highly acclaimed new album “Triade I: Eos” today. The third longplayer of the Swiss Black Metal band marks the beginning of a conceptual trilogy about the Gothic novel “Melmoth The Wanderer” written by Charles Robert Maturin in 19th century Ireland. According to musician Berg, this novel inspired the band in different ways to craft “Triade I: Eos“:
“It is the interest in history and culture that creates AARA as a whole entity. The mystique of the book helps to wrap the content appropriately in this kind of music, but it’s not what particularly appeals to us. It is just the way in which ‘Melmoth The Wanderer‘ is written, the humor – hidden behind many dialogues and scenes – as well as the strong involvement of Maturin’s opinion about the original world religions, this offers an impression of an individual at the beginning of the 19th century. It is more the reality of that time, which can be read between the lines, that fascinates us, than the actual story.”
To dive deeper into the lyrical and musical cosmos of “Triade I: Eos“, Berg further recommends listening to AARA’s third album in a calm setting:
“Each person’s perception is completely different, everyone hears and experiences moments and the music completely differently. I think it helps if you have read the book at least in part. Personally, I think it’s best listened to alone in a pleasant ambience. The music offers a little journey, which can lead everyone somewhere else.“
“Triade I: Eos” can now be streamed on the YouTube channel of Black Metal Promotion.
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
“Triade I: Eos” will be released on CD, vinyl, and digitally on March 26th. Pre-orders are possible via the label’s EU, US and Bandcamp shops.
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.