European technical power metal quintet ETERNITY’S END are today premiering their new single, Deathrider, and an accompanying visualiser via Metal Injection. Deathrider is the second single to be taken from the band's upcoming third album, Embers Of War, due for release on November 26 via Prosthetic Records.
Speaking on Deathrider's premiere, Christian Muenzner (Guitars & Keyboards) comments: "Deathrider is a straight forward heavy metal anthem and one of the most in your face type of songs on the new album. It was the first song written for Embers Of War, and like many songs on the album, it tells a comic / video game style fantasy story. It's about an undead biker cult being resurrected on each anniversary night of their legendary death race to compete in the same race again.
Musically, the aim was to combine the savage riffing of bands like Bewitched and Savage Grace with the twin guitar acrobatics of bands like Racer X and Angra and the majestic, soaring, vocal melodies of Iuri Sanson. Despite being very direct and catchy it contains some of the most technically challenging guitar passages on the entire album."
Formed in 2014 by guitarist and songwriter Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Paradox, Alkaloid, ex-Necrophagist), ETERNITY’S END have been through a series of line up changes on their way to perfecting their sound as well as evolving into a band that would logistically be able to tour. To date the band has released two critically acclaimed studio albums, one of which was financed through crowdfunding.
With a refreshed line up onboard, the band set to work on what would become Embers Of War. The album features twin guitar solos reminiscent of Racer X and Cacophony, and bombastic choruses in the vein of Iron Savior and Blind Guardian. Combined with theatrics and story-telling chops that would make King Diamond proud, the results are nothing short of fantastical.
Embers Of War was written between November 2019 and October 2020 before being recorded between October 2020 and May 2021. The album was produced by Christian Muenzner and Hannes Grossmann and mixed and mastered by Hannes Grossmann at Mordor Sound studios. The choirs were provided by Piet Sielck and Jan Sören Eckert of German power metal veterans Iron Savior.
Embers of War’s eight songs bear all the hallmarks of a future classic of the genre and are bound to lead listeners into a world full of magical wonder, far from their daily realities.
Watch the previously released videos from Embers Of War, so far:
Arcturus Prime (guitar playthrough)