German rockers Secrets Of The Moon send word they’ve got an all new album due out in May 2020. They were kind enough to send along a preview. Three singles from the album will drop between now and the May 8th street date. This is some cool stuff! Prophecy will handle the release.
Check out the preview trailer below, then read on for the details!
From The Secrets Of The Moon Press Release
On their seventh full-length Black House, Secrets Of The Moon offer us a re-invented version of their pristinely sinister rock music. Reunited with founding member Lars Plegge (Daevas), the Germans further explore the path taken on critically acclaimed predecessor Sun (ranked by opinion-forming German magazine Rock Hard among the key albums of the new millennium), serving nothing and no one, only their songs.
While the material on Sun seemed like relentless, emotional outbreaks exploring new worlds, Black House bursts with self-confidence and gets closer to the point with well-composed, catchy tunes of subtle movement, blackened grace and furious elegance. The result is a unique blend of styles one fails to pay full justice to with tags such as “goth rock” and “post punk” or references to Alice In Chains, Tiamat’s Wildhoney-era and Fields Of The Nephilim.
Black House is available May 8th as Digibook CD, gatefold LP (black and ltd. silver), artbook CD/DVD and ltd. complete box (incl. Artbook CD/DVD, LP on exclusive golden vinyl, Live In Bitterfeld exclusively on CD, a backpatch and two posters).
Originally released on cassette in 2002 and limited to only 200 copies, “Live In Bitterfeld” shows an early incarnation of Secrets Of The Moon performing at club Festung Bitterfeld, Germany, on December 8th, 2001. These cult recordings are now available on vinyl for the first time ever, carefully restored and remastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony Studios (Urfaust, Sodom, Destruction).
On its printed inner sleeve, the “Live in Bitterfeld” LP also offers so far unreleased photographs from the event as well as the trio’s tour with Godless North, Krieg and Inquisition.
There are only 300 copies available. Get yours here!
Nice! I love me some German metal. Especially melodic stuff like this. Writing for PopHorror has introduced me to lots of new music. You can bet I’ll be digging through these guys’ back catalog in the very near future.
What do you think? Any Secrets Of The Moon fans out in PopHorror land? Are you looking forward to Black House? Tell us in the comments!
If you’d like to hear more, give this a listen before you go…