Eternity’s End, the band featuring guitarists Justin Hombach and Christian Münzner (Alkaloid, Obscura), bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Alkaloid, Obsidious, ex-Obscura), vocalist Iuri Sanson, and drummer Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Hannes Grossmann, ex-Obscura), has announced their first new album in three years Embers of War for November 26.
You can watch both Hombach and Münzner shred through the debut single “Arcturus Prime” below, and pre-order the record here.
“We have chosen ‘Arcturus Prime’ to be the first single for the album as we feel it summarizes everything that we are about as band, which is a totally over the top approach to the music with an exaggerated amount of hyper technical twin guitar harmony sections and solo trade offs combined with very aggressive, technical riffing, high pitched soaring vocals, fast and intense drumming and even light speed shredding on the bass, all combined in a straight forward accessible heavy metal context with a very catchy Euro Power style chorus,” said the band.
“Lyrically this song tells a science fiction story based in the far distant future where a hegemony of planets across the galaxy form a governmental entity and are connected through teleportation networks, which are controlled by an artificial intelligence that has developed over centuries into a god like entity with powers far beyond human understanding and control. At its current state the AI sees the human species as nothing but parasites to the galaxy and starts pursuing an interstellar genocide across the planets.
“The protagonists of the story go on a mission to fight the AI and ultimately are faced with the only solution to destroy the teleportation networks in which the AI resides in order to prevent the entire hegemony from being erased. The story is loosely based on Dan Simmons’ “The Fall Of Hyperion” novel, but we have taken some liberties with it. The name “Arcturus Prime” stands for one of the planets in the hegemonial system, but does not appear in the original story and is borrowed from the universe of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series.”
For equipment, the guitarists use the following.
- Ibanez RG 3250MZ
- DI Tracks recorded through Fractal Audio Axe FX 2, re-amped through EVH5150+ENGL Fireball amps through an Orange PPC212 cabinet
- DR Strings 010-046
- Dunlop Jazz 3 Picks
- Ibanez RGA 71ALIAF
- DI Tracks recorded through DV Mark Multiamp, re-amped through EVH5150+ENGL Fireball amps through an Orange PPC212 cabinet
- Ernie Ball Strings 010-056
- Dunlop Flow Picks