Portuguese progressive metallers Apotheus have been eerily quiet since their 2013 full-length debut When Hope and Despair Collide. That’s because the Paços de Ferreira quartet have been meticulously constructing the sophomore LP and first for Black Lion Records, The Far Star. While that record won’t officially drop until October 31 (boo!), but Decibel has the pleasure of sharing the first taste of The Far Star today in the form of the video for “Caves of Steel.” But first, a little context from the band about the new track.
“’Caves of Steel’ is perhaps the most Isaac Asimov inspired song of this album, and fans will surely notice that,” they tell Decibel. “This song is essentially a preamble of the story we want to convey with the album. We are placing the spectator on these people’s shoes. We wanted to have the horrors and injustices of this world blatantly represented on the screen.
“Technically, it was certainly the most demanding video we have ever made,” the band continues. “We couldn’t do it without such a talented team on our side. There’s still a lot to unveil about this journey. And expect more news before the album release date.”
Pre-order The Far Star here and check out Apotheus on tour at the dates below:
September 21 – River Stone Festival (Rio de Moinhos, PT)
October 31 – Canecas Bar (Paços de Ferreira, PT)
November 1 – Frenopátiko (Vigo, SP)
November 2 – Nave Bunker Salamanca (Salamanca, SP)
November 3 – Pub Darkness – Sedaví (Valencia, SP)
November 5 – Ardo Ona (Vitoria-Gasteiz, EH)
November 6 – Utopía Sala (Zaragoza, SP)
November 7 – Rockbeer Thenew (Santander, SP)
November 8- TEXAS BAR (Leiria, PT)
November 16 – Old Rock & Blues (S.João da Madeira, PT)