Last week, UK orchestral Funeral Doom merchants EYE OF SOLITUDE gave fans a taste of the band’s brand new album, Canto III, with the debut of “Where the Descent Began.” After an overwhelming response, the band has decided to let the world experience the album in its entirety.
In cooperation with Terrorizer Magazine, EYE OF SOLITUDE and Kaotoxin Records are now streaming Canto III in full at this location.
Canto III is set for a November 25 worldwide release through Kaotoxin Records and is now available for pre-order. Several pre-order exclusive packages, which include a limited edition version of the album, t-shirts, hoodies and a reissue of the band’s debut, Sui Caedere, are being offered now through the album’s November 25 release date. These packages will not be offered anywhere after Canto III hits the streets. The reissue of Sui Caedere will be available starting October 25. For details and exclusive package offers, visit shop.kaotoxin.com.
Cantos III is lyrically based on Dante’s Inferno and features of over 66 minutes of the most intense and heavy, yet diverse material EYE OF SOLITUDE has ever released Adding to their trademark orchestral layers, superb despaired melodies and dark ambient plains of desolation, bursts of rage sometimes ranging from Death Metal blastbeats to Black Metal-ish grim aggression. All of this is topped by the inhuman low growls of EOS mastermind Daniel Neagoe and the contributions of violinist Casper and vocalist Anton, both from Russia’s Dominia.
“Canto III is the most mature material we’ve worked on,” comments Neagoe. “Its elements vary from pure agonizing and suffocatingly depressive moments, to a burst of rage and blast beats invoking quite a Black Metal environment. It’s a development for sure due to the new line-up and its input on the songs and, with guests from Dominia -Anton on vocals and Casper on violin- we have included even more atmosphere and variety. It is for sure, our peak of creativity and musicianship!”
Coming as a limited edition (1,000 hand-numbered copies) double DigiFile CD, the first pressing features no less than six bonus tracks taken from the band’s 2011 untitled promo (later digitally released by Kaotoxin as the Awoken by Crows EP) and The Deceit digital EP for a total of nearly 39 minutes of additional material, with stunning artwork by Mortal Torment’s own Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art (responsible for the Sui Caedere artwork), Canto III will be released on November 25th in France (Season Of Mist), UK (Code7) and through the label’s mailorder for international territories and December 3rd in the BeNeLux (Rock Inc.), NorthAmerica (MVD) and through all major digital retailers. The US release will mark the first time ever that Sui Caedere, repressed for this occasion, will hit North America retail stores and mail order distros.
Eye Of Solitude is a Doom / Death band from London UK, formed in April 2010.
The music is inspired by emotional distress, inner pain and a cruel combination of negativity and grief. Dark shapes that terrorize the soul and keep it captive on the altar of suffering, until when not being able to breathe any longer, it finds its end – a supreme escape towards peace and eternal rest. The Eye Of Solitude is the heart of forests where unsettled spirits dwell, it is the fear within, the carnal ripping of every thought when abandoned in despair, it is nightmare and enlightenment, a fearsome tide that carries the soul and mind onto dark realms of insanity.
Daniel Neagoe – vocals (Unfathomable Ruination)
Indee Rehal-Sagoo – guitars
Mark Antoniades – guitars (Sidious)
Chris Davies – bass (Sidious)
Pedro Caballero-Clemente – keyboards
Adriano Ferraro – drums