CARTHAGODS THE MONSTER IN ME & First Single Released
CARTHAGODS – THE MONSTER IN ME ( 26.04.2019)
brand new heavy album from Tunisian pioneer Power progressive metal band CARTHAGODS returns with the brand new studio album « The Monster In Me », which will be release on April 26th 2019 by Darkside Records Europe.
In the past years CARTHAGODS has build a reputation for being one of the best live bands by innovation and high level performance .
The band has played shows around Europe and on their homeland Tunisia with bands
such as Judas Priest, Epica, Dark Tranquillity, Blind Guardian, Anathema, Battle Beast, Mayan …
They were also joined on stage by Legends like Max Cavalera , Paul Di Anno , Tim Ripper Owens , Kiko Loureiro , Ron Bumblefoot Thal , Mark Jansen and many more ..
With « The Monster In Me » the successor of the first album « Carthagods » (2015) with knew a notable success in the magazines reviews and by sells results, they begin a new chapter.
« The Monster In Me » is Produced and arranged by Timo Somers , Mixed by Bas Trumpie and Imre Beerends at Mantis Audio ( Delain ) and Mastered by Mika Jussila ( Nightwish , HIM , Stratovarius … )
Guest vocals on the album : Mikael Stanne ( Dark Tranquillity) and Mark Jansen ( Epica/MaYan)
Orchestral and Keys By Vikram Shankar
LINK : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8zZXMLBin4
The video and the song are inspired by Picasso’s work « The Remains of Minotaur in a harlequin costume »
This work is a mirror of the soul of every spectator that reveals in him a part inhuman and vehicle its own demons, but also can meet a positive dimension in the meaning of life.
The shooting was done on Four days, during which M.KHEMA had to learn the whole song backwards as we felt that the video must start at the end to get to the beginning according to the timeline of the lyrics story.
Video Production was provided by Madbox Studio (Best Technical Contribution – Venizia 2016 / “Premio Luigi de Laurentis » – Mostra de Venise 2016 / Tanit d’or JCC … )
CARTHAGODS IS :
Mahdi Khema : Vocals
Tarak Ben Sassi : Guitar
Aymen Ben Hamed : Drums
Yessine Belghith : Bass
Timo Somers : Lead Guitar
PRESS Quotes (2015 Album) :
« Tunisian Metal with Killer Gets : Bow Down to Carthagods » Andrew Bonazelli ( DECIBEL )
« This is a pretty complete debut metal album that will most likely gain the band some well deserved accolades » Kelley Simms ( Bravewords )
« I believe that anyone who is a fan of any sort of Heavy Metal will find this release an asset to their collection and I urge everyone to check out this band and this album » Saxon Davids ( Metal Temple )
NEXT LIVES :
27.04 Release Show – Tunis
06.07 Chania Rock Festival _ Greece
10.07 ARLENE ROMANE – Bucharest supporting SLAYER
17.08 AGGLUTINATION FESTIVAL – Chairmonte , ITALY
MORE TBA …