As recently I’ve been quite busy with remixing Hexapla, I couldn’t give you frequent updates on the progress with the new material. Well, my second album is practically fully recorded and mixed – I’m currently busy with fine-tuning and polishing it. In the next couple of days I’ll try to finish the mastering process and upload the whole bunch of songs on Spotify and all the major streaming platforms, too (it takes weeks, though, until the album gets published…).
The name of the album will be “Missa Innominata” (“Unnamed Mass“). You may ask, why I ended up with such a subject that’s so uncommon in the metal scene…? My definitive answer is that I wanted to try, whether I could add personal shades to something that is otherwise very traditional and monolithic. The indeterminacy and obscurity of the title, therefore, intentionally form a clear contrast with the track listing that follows the well-defined and solid structure of the traditional Roman Catholic mass. So – at least according to my understaning – it is my personal interpretation of something ancient and enigmatical, but at the same time deeply spiritual, inherently beautiful and excitingly multi-layered. As it is an instrumental album, I had no other choice but to portray these emotional and spiritual aspects of the diverse liturgical elements (for example the solemnial character of Kyrie or Agnus Dei as well as the ecstatic vibes in Gloria) exlusively by the help of metal music, which is otherwise considered to be profane or even unholy. The cover art (created as always by my talented friend, Dávid Ujhelyi) is intended to support this approach by emphasizing the dichotomy of darkness and light, with an outlook on the rising sun, the symbol of hope.
I hope you’ll enjoy the final result, which will come in the next couple of weeks. I’ll let you know the exact release date once I’ll be aware of it!
- Introitus (8:28)
- Kyrie (9:28)
- Gloria (9:17)
- Sanctus (7:16)
- Agnus Dei (10:40)
- Postcommunio (7:19)