TOTAL METAL RECORDS announces the pre-order of the new release
DESERT NEAR THE END “Hunt For The Sun” /CD/
Second full-length album by Epic Thrash Metal band from Greece.
Album contains of eight songs in Epic/Thrash style and it’s a step forward from its predecessor “A Crimson Dawn”. It follows a fast and more aggressive path incorporating some Extreme Metal elements in their mid-90’s aesthetics.
Lyrically, it’s a concept album about a symbolical hunt for the true Sun and everything that this journey means to every man. The quest for the light that exists in everyone’s heart, a tale of quest that never ends as hope exists.
“From a Crimson Dawn at the shores of the sea, to the deepest desert under a Sun that never sets, a journey to a place where the light is so absolute that leaves you so blind, as in the darkest night… A hunt for the Sun, the real One, who sets every day to rise the next… The one who guides you, and not only blinds you…”
Recommended for fans of: Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Amon Amarth, Heaven Shall Burn and everyone who likes aggressive and epic sound.
Total Metal Records, 2014 (TMR020-88)
Biography: DESERT NEAR THE END
The band was formed back in 1997 by Akis (bass) and Alexandros (vocals) in Athens, Greece. It took many forms and names and they released three demos and one album until 2005 under the name Eventide.
After the completion of their first album, the line-up was dissolved by musical differences and the two remaining and original members decided to keep their music alive and continue under a new name. They carried all their mid-90’s influences and started to forge a new path across the desert… and so, Desert Near The End was the name! The first part of their journey titled “A Crimson Dawn” was self released in 2011.
In 2012 the line-up was completed when Thanos (guitar) joined in and the band was ready once again to perform live… and so they did! They shared the stage with many bands in 2013 and 2014 promoting “A Crimson Dawn” while at the same time worked on the next two albums bringing the story which started in the first album to its conclusion.
The second chapter of trilogy, called “Hunt For The Sun”, was released by Ukrainian label Total Metal Records on the edge of 2014-2015 year.
Alexandros Papandreou – vocals;
Akis Prasinikas – bass;
Thanos K – guitars;
Lithras – drums (session).
“Hunt For The Sun” CD; 2014; Total Metal Records;
“A Crimson Dawn” CD; 2011; self-released.
CD release date:
Ukraine: 07.11.2014; Russia: 18.11.2014; Worldwide: 06.01.2015; North & South America: 10.02.2015
Digital release date:
Promotional price of the disc during the pre-sale is 3.28€/6.40$.
Standard cost (after release date) – 4.62€/4.55$.
Offer valid until November 07, 2014 inclusively.