With a discography that includes landmark albums like “Stone’s Reach,” “Of Breath and Bone,” and “Vessels,” Australian powerhouse BE’LAKOR occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of progressive/melodic death metal fans worldwide. For more than fifteen years, the band has been turning heads with their technical yet melodic songwriting. Now, the legendary five-piece teams up with Napalm Records once again to release their new album, “Coherence” (out October 29, 2021), proving themselves to be on top of their game with their most ambitious offering yet.
In celebration of this announcement, BE’LAKOR has released their first official single and video, the massive opus “Hidden Window,” from “Coherence.” “Hidden Window” is a truly magnificent display of dynamically produced modern Progressive Death Metal, which has rightfully earned BE’LAKOR more than 20 million streams on Spotify alone, as well as a spot at the forefront of the genre!
Steve Merry (piano/synths) from BE’LAKOR about “Coherence“:
“We’re excited to share this album after five years of quite intense work on it. It’s pushed us in many ways. ‘Coherence‘ has two of our longest ever songs; it has some really substantial instrumental tracks; it’s heavy and progressive in places, but still full of the melody that drives our work. The album’s lyrics also explore quite different ideas to those of our earlier albums. We look forward to working with Napalm Records on this release and sharing this music with our fans!”
The eight tracks on “Coherence” display BE’LAKOR‘s impressive spectrum of musical abilities, ranging from the 12-minute-long journey of “Much More Was Lost” to the atmospheric, fully instrumental “Sweep of Days.” BE’LAKOR is not afraid to focus on extensive, cohesive songwriting, and “Coherence” is full of details that reveal more and more with every listen of the album. Thanks to the marvelous, larger-than-life mix by none other than Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Leprous, At The Gates among others), BE’LAKOR is as bold and majestic as ever on “Coherence”!
“Coherence” Track List:
1 – Locus
2 – The Dispersion
3 – Foothold
4 – Valence
5 – Sweep of Days
6 – Hidden Window
7 – Indelible
8 – Much More Was Lost
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“Coherence” will be available on black 2LP gatefold with etching, as well as limited 2LP gatefolds in gold, silver, and white. The exclusive Die Hard Edition of the album will feature a metal plate with the lyrics and a slipmat, and a deluxe wooden box (jewel case) limited edition will include a collector’s coin, wall flag, wrist band, and pick set. A must-have for BE’LAKOR fans!
George Kosmas – Vocals, Guitar
Shaun Sykes – Guitar
John Richardson – Bass
Elliott Sansom – Drums
Steven Merry – Piano and synths