German Gothic Metal band CHILD OF CAESAR is back and has inked a deal with Dr. Music Records for the release of the new album “Spirit & Liberation”. For the sinister follow-up to 2015’s album “Love In Black”, mastermind and guitarist André Marcussen has stepped out of the shadows of the past with his project and recorded the eleven songs with the current line-up, which will be released worldwide on CD and digitally on August 26, 2022. Heavily 90s-influenced Gothic Metal paired with wistful melancholy and inner strife forms the basis. On the new monument “Spirit & Liberation” also, Punk and Black Metal influences play a role and thus adding raw and wild moments to the foundation. The band already provided a first glimpse at the beginning of 2021 with the unfortunately prophetic anti-war lyric video for “Your Eyes On Me”, which shocks with martial image sequences.
The recording and mixing of the album was done at guitarist Christopher F. Kassad’s Tones & Tunes Studio, and for the mastering, the musicians once again entrusted Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studio (Amorphis, Solstafir, Nightwish). For the artwork, the band leader relied on the outstanding artist Eliran Kantor, who caused a sensation with impressive cover oil paintings for bands such as Kreator, Tristania or My Dying Bride and Thrashwolf graphic designer Logan Francis Gray (e.g. Metallica, Slash, Crowbar) for the layout. The songs of CHILD OF CAESAR are an equally sinister feast for the ears of Goth fans and metalheads who miss the ferocity of Tiamat’s early records while appreciating Satyricon and not denying themselves the punky Bad Religion vibes.
This extraordinary blend makes “Spirit & Liberation” a captivating late summer experience. Before that, the first single “Seven” will be released on April 7, 2022, including a haunting, menacing music video, which was produced in collaboration with Maria Goruleva of All4Band Design (e.g. Ignea, Diamond Head, Doomeye) and perfectly matches the lyrics, which revolve around youth and its rebellion against a slave morality system and the grandeurs of ethics and human reason. With “Spirit & Liberation” CHILD OF CAESAR have created a multi-layered masterpiece of sinister Goth Metal sound art with profound lyrics about sensitive thoughts on life and death. The new songs take the fundamental humanistic undertone of André Marcussen’s project to another level with his homage to a mature world without gods and religion. Lovers of gloomy albums with a 90s Dark Metal feeling will get bright eyes when this menacing album unfolds acoustically in their four walls. To heighten the anticipation for the new songs, CHILD OF CAESAR announce today not only the cover artwork but also the tracklist of the new Gothic Metal opus.