Hot on the heels of Ewigkeit‘s UFO themed album DISClose, the space theme is explored further by a trip back through time. Of sorts… in 1999, Ewigkeit released the 2nd album Starscape, a Symphonic Black Metal album large in it’s scope and ambition, but with an almost unlistenably poor sound quality. Now, in 2019, Ewigkeit present Starscape 2.019 – a complete re-recording of the original album.
With epic tracks like Point of Origin (Black Metal’s first waltz?), Unveiling The Mystery or Legend of Keshara or the straight ahead mid-paced Swedish Death Metal inspired Lightspeed Evolution or the sublime classical of Space Symphony, this is now in the form it was originally intended way back there at the end of the 20th Century.
Lyrical themes are reflections of the dark past and a look towards the unknown future in the realms above and beyond. The man behind Ewigkeit, James Fogarty, states: “20 years ago, I wrote and recorded an album called Starscape; it was wildly ambitious for my meagre beginnings and I ramped up the orchestral elements and added a futuristic feel for the space theme. I thought, and still think, that the music was great and original material!” However, it became hard to listen after some year. James explains further: “I just couldn’t listen to it within a few years, because my first album production was virtually of an UNLISTENABLE sound quality (even for 90s Black Metal)!”
Thus, James rerecorded and produced the album as part of his personal crusade to rescue his legacy before “I start getting too fucking old“.
He proudly presents Starscape 2.019 : “20 years since my teenage self recorded it, I present to you Starscape 2.019 – a vastly improved and polished product which I’m really pleased with and now proud of.”
Ewigkeit is the ever-changing project of British multi-instrumentalist James Fogarty (In The Woods, Old Forest, Jaldaboath and others). Starting off as a Black Metal project in the mid 90s, the project has veered from Symphonic Black Metal to Industrial to 70’s Space Rock and back again in the many years of it’s on/off existence.
All music is written, performed and produced by James Fogarty (also of In The Woods, Old Forest, Jaldaboath and Orcrypt). Mastering is by Kjetil Ottersen (Vektor Facilities) and artwork is by Lenny Bridgeman.
01 – Point of Origin
02 – Unveiling the Mystery
03 – Legend of Keshara
04 – Return of Planet ‘X’
05 – Deviant
06 – Lightspeed Evolution
07 – Starscape
08 – Capsule
09 – Birth of Horus
10 – Space Symphony
Starscape 2.019 physically is available to pre-order now and digitally from 23/07/19 from www.deathtomusic.com.The album will be released digitally across all platforms to buy and stream on 23/08/19 and on CD on 23/09/19.