Elegeion Launch New Album “Plight of the Heretic” After 17 Years

After 17 years since their last album, Australian Gothic / Black / Doom Metal band Elegeion have broken their silence and re-grouped to release a new album entitled “Plight of the Heretic”.

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5/15/2022 1 min read

Photo: Alistair Fletcher

After 17 years since their last album, Australian Gothic / Black / Doom Metal band Elegeion have broken their silence and re-grouped to release a new album entitled “Plight of the Heretic”.

Written over the course of a decade and recorded, mixed and mastered over 14 gruelling months from November 2020 to January 2022, pausing through many lockdowns throughout the pandemic, the pain, angst and despair of the times truly came through on the album.

Five tracks totalling almost 50 minutes of the perfect blend between Gothic Doom, DSBM with Classical influences and female vocals. New members Kindah and Rune join the band’s founder Kwan, bringing with them new ideas that have complemented the old Elegeion formula, reminiscent of the early style, albeit with a superb professional production and more maturity in the song structures.

Recorded by Jesse Oberin and Mastered by Jens Bogren of Katatonia, Opeth, Draconian, Rotting Christ, Swallow the Sun and Arch Enemy fame, to name a few, the recording retains that often overlooked feeling of space and warm tonality, allowing each instrument and vocal to find its own place in the audio spectrum.

"We're so proud of this achievement", says frontman and guitarist Anthony Kwan "especially after being in suspended animation for so long, I hope you will see that the Elegeion flame is still well and truly alive".

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