Greek Power-Prog Metal band, FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE, have released a new single and music video for the title song ‘Atlantis‘.
The track is taken from the new album ‘Atlantis‘, which will be released on 9th October 2020 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records under exclusive licence from Metal Mad Music.
Guitarist Fotis Sotiropoulos comments:
“Most of the people will think this is a song for the ancient myth of lost Atlantis, the rich and fabulous city that sunk into the ocean, but this is not the case. It is an allegory and it is for all those things that you yearn and desire and you seek your entire life but you never reach, like a femme fatale, always in vain. It is dark and atmospheric, a mystical and oriental wandering to our subconscious.“
The new album ‘Atlantis‘ was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (Septicflesh, Rotting Christ, Innerwish). Mastered by George Nerantzis (Pain Of Salvation, Abbath, Dark Funeral, Gus G). The cover artwork by Yiannis Koutrikas, one of Greece‘s greater and most famous artists, is an original painting, a real masterpiece.
1. Love Enforcer
2. Lords of Death
4. Holding a Breath
5. Silence of Our Words
7. Seventh Son
10. Hector’s Last Fight
11. Time For Rage
12. The Road Unknown
The Return of the Greek Power-Prog Masters FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE ! ‘Atlantis‘ includes 50 minutes of Power-Prog Metal, 12 tracks, 10 full songs and 2 small instrumentals.
The lyrical themes vary from ancient Hellenic mythology like the mythical ancient king Theseus in “Seventh Son“, or the legendary duel of Trojan prince Hector with mighty Achilles in “Hector’s Last Fight“, to Spartacus as the everlasting symbol of struggle for freedom against tyranny and oppression in his self-titled song and comic hero Conan, as seen in the 1982 movie masterpiece of John Milius in “Vengeance“, or a quick reference to fierce Viking warriors in “Lords of Death“. Furthermore, there are other songs with a social-sensitive view describing problems like the one of overprotecting mothers in “Love Enforcer“, or school bullying in “Time for Rage” and the problems of human communication in “Silence of Our Words“. Last but not least, there is the self-titled “Atlantis” which is an allegory for all those things that you yearn and desire and you seek your entire life but you never reach, like a femme fatale, always in vain and a beautiful ballad called “The Road Unknown” which refers to unfulfilled dreams.
FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE is:
Tasos Lazaris – Vocals
Fotis Sotiropoulos – Lead Guitars
Themis Gourlis – Rhythm Guitars
George Georgiou – Keyboards
Alex Stavrakas – Bass
Dimitris Kapoukakis – Drums
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