Believe, one of the most interesting and original bands on the Polish art/prog-rock scene, return with a brand new album. Their fifth studio album entitled “The Warmest Sun in Winter” is set to be released on April, 22nd in Europe and May, 7th in USA(via MVD).
And today the band reveal the cover artwork of the album.
Karol Wróblewski comments: “We’d been looking for a symbol that would best reflect the mood of our new music and that would best represent the album’s concept. After a prolonged search, we came across some photos by Hengki Koentjoro’s – an Indonesian photographer who specializes in documenting the life of Indonesia. It is one of his photos that best corresponds to the title ‘The Warmest Sun in Winter’. The photo was taken at a secluded convent in Bhutan. The author describes it thus: ‘It has that sense of mystic, mystery and certainly fits the soul and spirit of the famous jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk’. Additional work on the artwork was done by Tomasz Płonka, the author of the cover of the latest Mr. Gil album. As a photographer, Hengki Koentjoro is respected all around the the world, so we’re happy that this cooperation has come to pass and that his work can become our album’s cover. It’s very inspiring.”
The new material was recorded in Mirek Gil’s studio in the following line-up: Karol Wróblewski – vocals, Mirek Gil – guitars, Konrad Wantrych – keyboards, vocals, Przemas Zawadzki – bass guitar, Vlodi Tafel – drums, Satomi – violin. The album will include 8 brand new tracks and also “Please Go Home”, a song written in memory of Robert Roszak, Polish journalist and a friend of the band. The mastering was done in Master & Servant in Germany.
The band formed in 2004 by guitarist Mirek Gil, should be known already by fans of Polish prog-rock legend Collage and Satellite. Not only was Mirek a founding member and main song writer of Collage, but he played with Satellite as well. The band’s debut album “Hope to See Another Day” was released in 2006, six years later Believe return with their second live DVD entitled “Seeing is Believing”. Filmed in 2011 in Wyspiański Theater in Katowice (Poland), this brand new DVD documents how much the band has changed: Believe released three more excellent studio albums, letting their music grow more brilliantly intricate and sublime than ever before; Tomek Różycki was substituted by the charismatic singer Karol Wróblewski, whose deep and distinctive voice contributes much to the style and mood of Believe’s music; the new keyboard player Konrad Wantrych joined their ranks, enriching their music with his stylish and technically superb soundscapes. During this unique evening in Wyspiański Theater Believe primarily presented material from their fourth album „World Is Round” (Metal Mind Productions, 2010). Believe’s fifth studio album entitled “The Warmest Sun In Winter” will be released by Metal Mind Productions on April, 22nd in Europe and May, 7th in USA (via MVD).
In May Believe will be a part of the famous US’ festival ROSfest 2013!
Believe on-line: www.facebook.com/believeband