Every now and then it happens that a new band comes on the scene and immediately takes the hearts of the melodic metal world by storm. ALTARIA, with their 2003 debut album “Invitation”, was one of those bands.
After releasing five very successful studio albums (INVITATION (2003), DIVINITY (2004), THE FALLEN EMPIRE (2006), DIVINE INVITATION (2008), UNHOLY (2009)) the band split up for private reasons.
Ten years later ALTARIA has risen from the grave with their legendary and most successful lineup and together with REAPER ENTERTAINMENT released the cult album “Divinity” in a remastered version new on CD, digital and for the first time on vinyl.
At the same time, the band was also working on a new studio album that was actually supposed to be released for the band’s 20th anniversary. Unfortunately the pandemic made the band’s plans and the recordings were delayed. But now the time has come and ALTARIA will release their sixth studio album in 2022. “WISDOM” will be released on July 8, 2022 via Reaper Entertainment and contains ten brand new melodic metal anthems, which are in no way inferior to the old classics. Produced by the band themselves and recorded in their own studio, WISDOM convinces with catchy melodies, driving riffs and distinctive vocals. Likewise, the band’s older albums will be digitally re-released in remastered versions via Reaper Entertainment in 2022!
The band comments:
“Due to everything that’s been going on in the world, it took us over two years to finish the album. We are very excited that it now is finally mixed and ready to be released. After a long break, like we’ve had, it’s hard to know what to expect of yourself, but it really feels like all the hard work payed off and we put together a killer album. Can’t wait to get it out there for everyone to hear!
When we started to discuss the artwork, I remembered this illustration an artist friend of mine had made. It was a perfect match for the album and especially the title.”
In addition, Reaper Entertainment will also re-release the albums “Invitation” and “The Fallen Empire” in a remastered version. The albums will be available again digitally from 06 May and will be phyically released in a box together with the new album. Be curious!
The track list for “Wisdom” reads as follows:
2. Diablo rojo
3. Without warning
4. Kissed by the flames
5. Power to heal
7. Victory of winter
8. History of times to come (2022)
9. Lost in time
10. Crimson rain
The first single will be released on May 6th. Stay tuned!