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Their first new album in 16 years!
The follow-up to their 2012 reunion effort Anastasis
Deluxe edition featuring translucent purple vinyl + CD + hardback book
The enigmatic Dead Can Dance — led by co-founders and mainstays Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — have announced their new album Dionysus. Dead Can Dance's latest album brings to the fore the rites and rituals that today continue to be informed by Dionysus, the Greek god, with the album's seven movements representing different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult.
A lengthy note posted to the group's website details the origin and concept of the new record, noting that, since forming in Australia in 1981, Perry and Gerrard "have been informed by folk traditions from all over Europe, not just solely in terms of instrumentation, but also by secular, religious and spiritual practices."
"The story to their forthcoming album Dionysus took shape as Brendan Perry became fascinated by long-established spring and harvest festivals that had their origins in Dionysian religious practices throughout Europe. The presence of the religion was suppressed during the ideological control of Christianity and Islam since the Roman Empire, and so the influence that Dionysus still had on these festivals would continue to manifest itself albeit in a more censored form."
The new album will be available as both a standard black vinyl edition, and as a deluxe edition translucent purple LP + CD with a hardback book.
|1. Sea Borne|
|2. Liberator of Minds|
|3. Dance of the Bacchantes|
|4. The Mountains|
|5. The Invocation|
|6. The Forest|