Greek prog black experimentalists’ AENAON‘ fourth studio album “Mnemosyne” has been out for a round month, and to celebrate it, the band unveils a new music video for one of the album’ hightlights, “Trauma Cultura”, feat. Frédéric Gervais (Orakle / Cor Serpentii) on guest vocals. The video was directed and produced by Art Lens,
Hailed as an album of heavily textured black metal, “Mnemosyne” offers nine new songs, recorded, mixed and mastered by guitarist/bassist Achilleas C. (Varathron, Katavasia) at Suncord Audiolab in Ioannina, Greece. The painting that adorns the cover was created by Ben Howe while Ra.design prepared the layout.
Apart from mastermind Achilleas C, the line-up comprises drummer Haris (Varathron), vocalist Astrous (Katavasia) and saxophonist Orestis Zyrinis. Clean vocals on “Synastry of Heartbeats”, “Trauma Cultura” and “Mantledeath” were guest performed by Frédéric Gervais (Orakle / Cor Serpentii).
“Six years have passed since our last album and we are thrilled to finally share our darkest effort so far,” comments AENAON. “As always, we have been silent but creatively restless, aiming to a timeless creation. Mnemosyne is an album of noir aesthetics and emotional extremity. The title derives from the Greek goddess of remembrance and the river of memory.”
The name AENAON means “the Eternal” in Greek. The band’s history dates back to 2006 and encompasses (on top of several smaller releases) four studio albums: “Cendres et Sang” (2011), “Extance” (2014), “Hypnosophy” (2016) and “Mnemosyne” (2022).