Dianadea unveils artwork, tracklist and announces "Porta Inferi" pre-order
Dianadea unveils artwork, tracklist and announces pre-order of "Porta Inferi"
Dianadea will release their new album "Porta Inferi" on October 31, 2021 and unveil the artwork and tracklist in advance.
The pre-order will be available from 22 September, the day of the equinox, at this email: email@example.com
The first ten copies will have the pendant screen-printed by hand with the symbol merging the symbolism of the black moon and a key.
1 Gates of Hell
1 Porta Inferi
2 Alza Caronte
3 Diavoli e Tesori
6 Oscura Mefite
Artwork: Simona Arian Cordara
Special guest: Laverna in "Porta Inferi".
Music and lyrics Lord Yshua
Lyrics "Oscura Mefite" Antonella Della Morte
As in its previous works, in "Porta Inferi" the indigenous and folk auras that distinguish Dianadea hover, here the figure of the goddess Mephitis is elaborated with obscure and complex themes, basing her composition exclusively on the hyperdistorted electric bass as a necessity to express a magmatic, compressed, barely intelligible sound, like a Mephite.
The work is based on ancient texts (from Virgil to Pliny) and on specific local traditions and real historical events that have come together.
They therefore look at the indigitamenta of the goddess, the decline of her cult by Christianity with the demolition of the temple, the tradition of animal sacrifice, in this case by sending the animal to the Mephitis on the occasion of the grain festival, its connection with the myth of Hades/Kore, local folklore such as saying "Raise Charon" at that place or the presence of treasures there, given by demons in exchange for the soul and, also, a poem written by a local priestess of the relevant goddess.
"There is a place in the middle of Italy under high mountains, noble and celebrated for fame in many quarters, the valley of Ansanto: this place is enclosed on both sides by blackish wooded slopes, and in the middle a thunderous torrent makes noise by the stones and the tortuous whirlpool. Here is shown a horrible cave and the glimmering of the implacable goddess, and from the torn Acheron (Avernus) a great chasm opens the pestiferous jaws; here the hateful deity of the cruel and frightful Erinni threw himself and disappeared earth and sky". Virgil