British Metal project Ewigkeit has restored and re-produced the 3rd album Land of Fog (recorded in 2000) for a 20th anniversary re-release. Ewigkeit – a project of James Fogarty who is also part of the bands In The Woods, Old Forest, Jaldaboath and others – is re-recording and re-producing the albums from the first years. Ewigkeit was founded in 1995 and released the Black/Pagan metal album Battle Furies in 1997 which was re-recorded in 2017 as Battle Furies 2.017. The Symphonic Black/Space themed metal album Starscape followed in 1999 with a re-recording in 2019 as Starscape 2.019. To complete the original trilogy of Ewigkeit re-releases, James has unearthed the original recordings of the Land of Fog to enhance, clean and re-present them as Land of Fog 20/20 ReVision, together with revised artwork.
Despite being recorded only a year after Starscape (and released 3 years later in 2003), Land of Fog was a notable departure in styling, sound and vision to its predecessor. The dark and bleak atmospheres were replaced by dense keyboard layered melodic and ambient psychedelia-inspired metal. Early 90’s Black Metal influence had made room for a strong inspiration from mid 70s Hawkwind, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and the contemporary releases of Anathema, Opeth and In The Woods; the metaphorical pentagram had been supplanted by the cannabis leaf.
“Lyrical themes delved into the inner worlds of the subconscious and the imagination, the search for meaning in deep space had turned inwards to celebrate the nostalgia of earlier times”, Fogarty explains. “Another change was the introduction of clean vocal passages, which were to prove a good training ground for future projects.”
Scheduled for release via Death To Music Productions as both a digital album (3rd Feb 2020) and on extended CD album (2nd Mar 2020) – the CD will include a previously unreleased track from the same period, plus the original demo versions of 4 songs.
All music, lyrics, production & artwork by James Fogarty
Mastered by Kjetil Ottersen (Vektor Facilities)
1. Land of Fog
2. Supersonic Blue Thunder
3. Not All There
4. The Only Way
6. Tired Face
7. Yesterday’s Rain
8. The Doomsday Machine
Land of Fog can be pre-ordered now from www.DeathToMusic.com. The album will be released digitally across all platforms to buy and stream on 03/02/20 and on CD on 02/03/20.