CHILD OF CAESAR release “San Francisco” along with illustrative lyric video

CHILD OF CAESAR release disillusioning Gothic Metal adaptation of the hippie anthem “San Francisco” along with illustrative lyric video

A few weeks before the release of “Spirit & Liberation”, CHILD OF CAESAR grant today, on August 11, 2022, another insight into the new multi-faceted album with the new single “San Francisco”, a melancholic-doomy Gothic Metal version of Scott Mackenzie’s cult song from the hippie era. For this, the English video artist Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Rotting Christ, Skindred, Visionatica) has produced an atmospheric, oppressive lyric video, which provides the song with the ideal visual dimension to get the album, to be released on 08/26/2022, some more attention. For the sinister follow-up to 2015’s album “Love In Black”, mastermind and guitarist André Marcussen has stepped out of the shadows of the past with his project and recorded the eleven songs with the current line-up, which will be released worldwide on CD and digitally on August 26, 2022, via Dr. Music Records. The recording and mixing of the album were done at guitarist Christopher F. Kassad’s Tones & Tunes Studio, and for the mastering, the musicians once again entrusted Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studio (Amorphis, Solstafir, Nightwish). The songs of CHILD OF CAESAR are an equally sinister feast for the ears of Goth fans and metalheads who miss the ferocity of Tiamat’s early records while appreciating Satyricon and not denying themselves the punky Bad Religion vibes. The band already provided a first glimpse at the beginning of 2021 with the unfortunately prophetic anti-war lyric video for “Your Eyes On Me”, which shocks with martial image sequences. With the single “Seven” CHILD OF CAESAR went a step further in spring and released a visually stunning animated clip illustrating the lyrics in a doleful technocratic juggernaut that suppresses freedom and humanity. With the previous single, CHILD OF CAESAR put the pedal to the metal in terms of hardness and wild aggressiveness, celebrating the last seconds before the “Exitus” in morbid rage with a sweaty live performance in the music video. CHILD OF CAESAR’s today’s third single, “San Francisco”, dates back to 1967, when the legendary song glorifying California’s Pacific city and its burgeoning hippie culture first hit the airwaves. The gloomy version, with its disillusioning lyric video, makes clear that the spirit of the hippie era with dreams of peace, non-violence, honorableness and endless fun has poorly withered in the meantime:

CHILD OF CAESAR’s new single “San Francisco” is available now just like “Seven” and “Exitus” at these digital download stores and streaming services: Amazon (DE) | Amazon (US) | Spotify | Apple Music & iTunes | Deezer | Tidal | YouTube Music

2011, André Marcussen gathered an illustrious group of musicians from the Metal underground, such as Autumn Eyes singer Daniel Mitchell, to realize his vision of Metal beyond the mainstream. Four years later, CHILD OF CAESAR first attracted attention with dark, avant-garde Gothic Metal on their debut “Love In Black”. Now, the follow-up “Spirit & Liberation” is finally being released and shows a more multi-faceted band that will cause a furor with its relentlessly wild Dark Metal kaleidoscope. New at the mic is Patrick Pagliaro, who, just like bass player Tobias Habel, has made a name for himself with the bands Slomind and Bunghole. Guitarist Christopher F. Kassad (Ex-Jesus On Extasy, Aeranea) is also part of the band and Felix Haun (Karabooza) provides a lot of punch on the drums. CHILD OF CAESAR have created a multi-layered masterpiece of sinister Goth Metal sound art with profound lyrics about sensitive thoughts on life and death, whose artwork was painted by the outstanding artist Eliran Kantor, who caused a sensation with impressive cover oil paintings for bands such as Kreator, Tristania or My Dying Bride. Heavily 90s-influenced Gothic Metal paired with wistful melancholy and inner strife forms the basis. On the new monument “Spirit & Liberation” also, Punk and Black Metal influences play a role and thus adding raw and wild moments to the foundation. The new songs take the fundamental humanistic undertone of André Marcussen’s project to another level with his homage to a mature world without gods and religion. Lovers of gloomy albums with a 90s Dark Metal feeling will get bright eyes when this menacing album, now available for pre-order at the following record and online stores, unfolds acoustically in their four walls!

CHILD OF CAESAR “Spirit & Liberation” Streaming & Download: Apple Music & iTunes | Amazon

CHILD OF CAESAR “Spirit & Liberation” Digipak CD: Amazon (DE) | Saturn | MediaMarkt | | Weltbild | JPC | WOM | | | Grooves | | CeDe | ExLibris | Amazon (US) | MVD | Craft & Vinyl | Vintage Vinyl | | FYE | | | | Barnes & Noble | | Plastic Head | HMV | | | Tower Records |

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