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The Eternalist

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Mubla Na Thguob
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Mubla Na Thguob Better writers than me have commented on this album, so I'll just add that if you're not a fan of metal, but are appreciative of good song writing you should at least give this album a listen. It's actually very very good. Favorite track: Perils of The Sea (Part II).
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patient_ot Agatus have done a great job here combing elements from heavy music styles that go back to the 70s, 80s, and 90s without sounding overly retro. The songs are catchy, the progressive elements are there without getting into wank territory, and the album has refreshingly natural and dynamic production. This is good heavy metal that should appeal to a wide range of tastes. Favorite track: The Oath (Of Magic and Fire).
Panagiotis Schoinas
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Panagiotis Schoinas Brilliant music. Everytime i try to listen to a song from this album, i simply cannot choose and i find myself listening to this album twice or more. Amazing album.
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HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the long-awaited third album of legendary Greek black metal institution AGATUS, "The Eternalist." Rendered in warm analog tones, gritty but full of life, AGATUS' "The Eternalist" is an epic journey across the hinterlands of the imagination. In many ways, it follows the heavy metalled direction of 2002's celebrated The Weaving Fates but incorporates the proggier textures of 2012's Gilgamesh EP, thus ushering in a new era for the duo that's respectful of the past but sets its sights on the future - and the unknown.

Says founder The Dark, "The Eternalist reflects another dimension of my compositional style whilst maintaining the signature sounds that AGATUS are known for. Here I delve further into old heavy metal sounds that have always been an inspiration to me and created what I consider my most memorable album to date."

Kaleidoscopic in its vision, with The Eternalist, AGATUS set a clear course toward older sounds and atmospheres: a golden ratio combining the feel of NWOBHM with '70s rock and everything that you have come to know and anticipate of these two brother musicians over the years. Vorskaath adds, "We decided to take an old-style hard rock/heavy metal approach that is manifest on every aspect of the album, from the performances and recording to the sounds we chose and the way we mixed. From the very first notes of The Eternalist, that feel is unmistakably there.”

With HELLS HEADBANGERS' full backing of this unique and visionary cult, AGATUS will reclaim the momentum achieved during the early 2000s and venture forward into previously untouched realms of glory.

Formed in 1991, AGATUS belong to the first wave of black metal bands to emerge from Greece and consists of The Dark and Vorskaath – brothers and founding members. Their first album, 1994's Dawn of Martyrdom, commanded a cult following as a milestone in Greek black metal, and their followup, The Weaving Fates, received critical acclaim for the musicality and individual sound of the band, which has remained largely a side-project. Three EPs - The Rite of Metamorphosis, Night Mares, and Gilgamesh - have also been released, showing the steady evolution of a band whose exploratory excursions never rest.

The Dark and Vorskaath are also known for their collaboration with artists such as ZEMIAL, Varathron, Absu, Alpha Centauri, Kawir, Equimanthorn, Raven Black Night, Stone Cold Dead, Mark Riddick’s Fetid Zombie, and many others.

On The Eternalist, AGATUS are:
The Dark | all voices & choirs, electric & acoustic guitars, electric bass, e-bow, synthesizer, percussion, effects
Vorskaath | drum set, percussion, synthesizer, electric guitar

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released October 9, 2016

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