CHILD OF CAESAR unleash their new multi-faceted sinister Gothic Metal album today

CHILD OF CAESAR unleash their new multi-faceted sinister Gothic Metal album “Spirit & Liberation” today

Shortly after the release of their melancholic-doomy Gothic Metal version of Scott Mackenzie’s hippie cult song “San Francisco”, which makes clear in the disillusioning lyric video that the spirit of the hippie era with dreams of peace, non-violence, honorableness and endless fun has poorly withered in the meantime, the second CHILD OF CAESAR album “Spirit & Liberation” is released today, on August 26, 2022, via Dr. Music Records. Mastermind and guitarist André Marcussen has stepped out of the shadows of the past with his project and recorded the sinister follow-up to 2015’s album “Love In Black” with the current line-up. As a harbinger, the unfortunately prophetic anti-war lyric video for “Your Eyes On Me”, was released last year, shocking with martial image sequences. In spring the first official single “Seven” followed with which the band gave further insights into the new multi-faceted album and at the same time they released a visually stunning animated music video, illustrating the lyrics in a doleful technocratic juggernaut that suppresses freedom and humanity. Afterward, 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. 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 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.

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”. “Spirit & Liberation”, on the other hand, 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” with its eleven songs also, Punk and Black Metal influences play a role and thus adding raw and wild moments to the foundation. The voice of the new singer fits ideally to this. Sometimes scratchy-driving, sometimes gloomy-melodic, but always with the right pinch of audacious energy. 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, available now at the following record and online stores, unfolds acoustically in their four walls!

CHILD OF CAESAR “Spirit & Liberation” Streaming & Download: Spotify | Apple Music & iTunes | Amazon Music | Deezer | Tidal | YouTube Music | NetEase

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 | Walmart | | | | Barnes & Noble | | Plastic Head | HMV | | | | | Tower Records |

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