ALBUM NEWS: Overoth to open 'The Forgotten Tome' in September Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 14:00

Irish extreme metal horde Overoth have confirmed that they will release their second album, ‘The Forgotten Tome’, on 22 September, via Hostile Media.


Overoth - Paul Verner Photo credit: Paul Verner


The band said of the new album:


"We've been working on this album for what seems like an aeon, but finally we're pleased to announce that our hard work and determination for perfection has come to a close. We actually tracked the drums, guitars and vocals for this album around two years ago, and we had planned to add some subtle orchestration, as we had done in our debut, ‘Kingdom Of Shadows’... however... when Dan (guitars) got started, the songs yearned for much more than we had anticipated.


“It would be further months of writing, from violins to piano, to the use of ancient instruments like the duduk and ney flute and then back and forwards with mixing... it would appear mixing 20 instruments isn't all that easy!


Overoth artwork 

“We also had a grand vision for the artwork and working with a talent such as Will Simpson [known for his work on ‘Game Of Thrones’ and DC Comics] was a great experience: he really did bring our vision to life. The artwork is a story in itself, with multiple pieces all intertwined. There is more than what the cover art depicts, but we'll reveal all that at some point in the very near future.


“Finally, ‘The Forgotten Tome’ is complete and we are set to unleash the beast into the world this September.

"Lyrically, for the most part this collection of tales at a first glance would appear fantasy based, with fables of war and magic, good and evil, but actually there is a more human narrative underlying each song. We have our own interpretation of these stories, and we hope that people can find it or come up with some other moral of their own."


Overoth support the album release with the following confirmed live dates, also in September:


Thursday 28– Cardiff, Fuel Club (with Rabid Bitch Of The North, Mordrake, Isolation and Incursion)

Friday 29 September – Luton, Castlefest

Saturday 30 September – Dundee, Hordes Of Belial