Germany’s ATLANTEAN KODEX has been hard writing its as-yet-untitled sophomore full-length album. The follow-up to the band’s heralded debut, “The Golden Bough”, is “one of the most anticipated albums for fans of grand, epic and pure heavy metal,” according to a press release.
Commented guitarist Manuel Trummer: “The new album is slowly starting to take shape. So far we have around 30 minutes of all new, unreleased material. There won’t be any demo songs or older songs from previous releases on the album. Regarding the general direction, you can expect the same sound and atmosphere as on ‘The Golden Bough’. There won’t be any change in style whatsoever. The stuff we have written so far ranges from nice headbanging up-tempo anthems to some of the slowest and most epic stuff we have done… it’s safe to say that our key coordinates still are ‘Into Glory Ride’-era MANOWAR, Viking-era BATHORY, arcane ’80s U.S. metal served with a healthy dose of NWOBHM, folk and ’70s vibes. All regressive, all ATLANTEAN KODEX.”
ATLANTEAN KODEX‘s new album is scheduled for release sometime in late 2012 or early 2013.
“The Golden Bough”, released by Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music in 2010, took fans of the most epic classic, power and doom metal by surprise, reaping incredible acclaim from critics and publications of all caliber and from diehard fans of pure heavy metal worldwide, and closing out the year on countless year-end lists.
ATLANTEAN KODEX is:
Markus Becker – Vocals, Speculative Archeology
Michael Koch – Lead Guitar, Cryptozoology
Florian Kreuzer – Bass Guitar, Ur-Theology
Manuel Trummer – Guitar, Experimental Theosophy
Mario Weiß – Battery, Gnosticism