Technical metal icons GOROD recently announced their upcoming 10-track album, Aethra, set to be released on October 19, 2018 via their new international label,Overpowered Records. The album is available to pre-order digitally via AmazoniTunes and Google Play, and in several physical formats via Overpowered Records’ merchandise site.
Today, GOROD revealed a brand new lyric video for the album’s title track, “Aethra”, available here:

Vocalist Julien Deyres says about the track: “‘Aethra’ refers precisely to the complexity of naming, especially when it comes to distant entities both in space and time. Indeed, even among historians, the name Aethra is debated. Some see her as the mother of Theseus, others as Hyperion’s wife, mother of Helios, Selene and Eos. The subject that actually caught my attention for this album is that of an Aethra (more frequently called Theia) who would be the mother of the moon. Moreover, there is a scientific theory mentioning that an asteroid collided with the Earth which left us a fragment that is still turning around us, and that appears and disappears completely every 28 days. Aethra is therefore the missing mother who left us the corpse of her offspring in orbit as a memory of the tragedy… but the purpose of the lyrics remains here to leave you all a personal ‘substantial part of fantasy’!”
More recent videos from GOROD:
“The Sentry” track stream: https://youtu.be/ZTDP0Em9k5Q
Behind-the-scenes Aethra guitar + bass tracking video: https://youtu.be/4-DbEVS1RYs
Behind-the-scenes Aethra drum tracking video: https://youtu.be/2GUvzXdNg_Q
Aethra album teaser: https://youtu.be/_aifeqTfHxk
Produced and recorded by GOROD guitarist/mastermind Mathieu Pascal in his own Bud Studio, mixed at Dugout Studio by the outstanding Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Behemoth, Decapitated, In
Flames) and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering (Decapitated, Nightrage), Aethra is a profound progression in terms of production, songwriting and arrangements.
With AethraGOROD transports the listener to a tragic and melancholic universe – a completely new level of darkness – while preserving what GOROD considers their tried and true core sound: incomparable groove, remarkable dexterity, and relentless technicality. But all the while, the band never sacrifices earworm hooks and unforgettable riffage.
Aethra track listing:
1) Wolfsmond
2) Bekhten’s Curse
3) Aethra
4) The Sentry
5) Hina
6) And the Moon Turned Black
7) Chandra and the Maiden
8) Goddess of Dirt
9) Inexorable
10) A Light Unseen
As a live band through and through, GOROD plan to bring their trademark power and precision to North America on a full tour in support of Aethra. Before coming to the states, GOROD will tour in Europe and the UK with headliners Beyond Creation, as well as fellow support artists Entheos and Brought By Pain. See below for all confirmed tour dates:
02.11 Hamburg (D) Headcrash
03.11 Hannover (D) Faust
04.11 Berlin (D) Musik & Frieden
05.11 Prague (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
06.11 Vienna (A) Viper Room
07.11 München (D) Feirwerk
08.11 Ljubljana (SLO) Orto Bar
09.11 Retorbido (I) Dagda Club
10.11 Venice (I) Revolver
11.11 Aarau (CH) Kiff
12.11 Grenoble (F) L’Amperage
13.11 Barcelona (E) Upload Club
14.11 Madrid (E) Caracol
15.11 Porto (PO) Hard Club
16.11 Donosti (E) C.C. Larratxo
17.11 Angoulême (F) La Nef
18.11 Paris (F) Petit Bain
19.11 Manchester (UK) Satan’s Hollow
20.11 Glasgow (UK) Audio
21.11 Dublin (IRE) Voodoo Lounge
22.11 London (UK) Underworld
23.11 Birmingham (UK) Asylum2
24.11 Netherlands Oss Groene Engel
25.11 Oberhausen (D) Kulttempel
GOROD online:
GOROD is:
Julien “Nutz” Deyres: Vocals
Mathieu Pascal: Guitars
Ben “Barby” Claus: Bass
Nicolas Alberny: Guitars
Karol Diers: Drums