Australian enigmatic psych-prog rock trailblazers AlithiA are today releasing their new single and video Diamonds. A pulsating melancholic and ethereal track that lashes out riffs and beats, it is the second taste of the band’s forthcoming new record ‘The Moon has Fallen’ due on October 26 worldwide through Wild Thing Records.
Renowned for their spellbindingly powerful live shows and hypnotizing tribal flavours, this 6-piece progressive rock livewire are set to traverse the globe with ‘The Moon has Fallen’. In sync with their monumental release, AlithiA will tour Europe with Norwegian avant-garde rock specialists Shining as direct support in November 2018.
AlithiA founder and lead singer John Rousvanis had this to say about the meaning behind the lyrical content of the new single Diamonds. “It’s about the influences of life’s circumstances on the individual and the journey one may wish to take. It encompasses the many states of mind consciously/unconscious, in dream states, being aware of it all at once, while at the same time losing all rationality, faith, hope, and falling into internal collapse and despair.”
Recorded in Athens, Greece, ‘The Moon has Fallen’ delves deep into the realm of psychedelic tribal post-prog rock. The band embraces heavy percussive grooves, new wave Blade Runner-esque synth blasts, and striking melodic vocals with an emphatic punk attitude, resulting in one of the most unique and diverse albums to ever infect your senses.
‘The Moon has Fallen’ is AlithiA’s first record written entirely collectively with the inspired addition of percussionist Jeffrey Raul Ortiz Castro interlacing the album’s sound with Latin rhythms, celestial synthesizers, and distinctive secondary vocals. The band’s original foundations, however, remain intact with John Rousvanis’ inspiring lead vocals and mesmerizing guitar styling apparent throughout, none more so than the epic album opener The Sun. From the pulsating engine room of bassist Tibor Gede and drummer Mark ‘Vel’ Vella, shining on highlight track Empress, to the stirring keyboard soundscapes of Danny Costantino, which command the single Diamonds, AlithiA have emerged with a simply exceptional album.
AlithiA‘s ‘The Moon has Fallen’ is available for pre-order http://smarturl.it/alithia and will see its release into the world on Friday October 26th.