AHAB, the German funeral doom metal band featuring former MIDNATTSOL members Daniel Droste (guitar/vocals) and Christian Hector (guitar), has posted the title track of its forthcoming third album, “The Giant”, to be released on May 25 via Napalm Records. The CD features cover artwork (see below) by acclaimed artist Sebastian Jerke (LONG DISTANCE CALLING) and a guest appearance by ENSLAVED vocalist/keyboardist Herbrand Larsen.
“The Giant” track listing:
01. Further South
02. Aeons Elapse
03. Deliverance (Shouting At The Dead)
04. Antarctica The Polymorphess
05. Fathoms Deep Below
06. The Giant
07. Time’s Like Molten Lead (digipak and vinyl bonus track)
08. Evening Star (vinyl-only bonus track)
The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from “The Giant” recording sessions can be seen below.
AHAB‘s sophomore album, “The Divinity Of Oceans”, was released in July 2009 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2006’s “The Call of the Wretched Sea” contains seven songs and is based on the wreckage of the Essex.
AHAB is named after Captain Ahab, a character in the novel “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville. Along with its name, the band also draws thematic and lyrical inspiration from “Moby Dick” — some songs even feature direct quotations from the book.
Daniel Droste: Guitar, Voices, Synths
Christian Hector: Guitar
Stephan Wandernoth: Bass
Cornelius Althammer: Drums