Anubis Gate — Horizons (2014)

The new album from Anubis Gate is out and it is amazing.

I guess Denmark is making a serious bid for world musical dominance…

…because Horizons will blow away the competition and blow your mind!

I won’t waste any words right now, but rather simply say…

…you have to go hear this upper-echelon album to believe it. It’s incredible!

Well, okay, let me at least introduce it to you with the words of the band:

Finally the eagerly anticipated sixth album of Danish Prog-Metallers Anubis Gate is on the Horizon. Their new album “Horizons” is unquestionably the bands most mature work to date. Combining their signature epic songwriting with the brilliant production team of Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen yet again. Being released on Nightmare Records distributed by Sony/RED, release date is April 15th, 2014.

Anubis Gate hit the studio the summer of 2013 recording their new opus “Horizons” which is unmistakably Anubis Gate’s sound yet goes again to new places. Places perhaps one would call daring.  From the liquid grooves to uneven time signatures, trademark soundscapes and heavy, sometimes even thrash metal riffing you will know this is both in the tradition of the band yet breaks new ground. Anubis Gate blend 80’s melodic heavy rock, epic ambience and a contemporary dark layered progressive metal. Inspired by the likes of Savatage, Genesis, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, King Crimson, Iced Earth, Crimson Glory, Fates Warning, Lord Bane & Tad Morose yet always sounding completely unique.  New guitarist Michael Bodin’s heavy riffing works exceptionally well in a duel with long time guitarist Kim Olesen.  The forward driving drums, courtesy of new drummer Morten Gade Sørensen, are a treat in themselves. Henrik Fevres melodic vocals are even more amazing and heartfelt than ever before. “Horizons” showcases the band on its highest peak. Anubis Gate 2014 is: Henrik Fevre, Kim Olesen, Michael Bodin and Morten Gade Sørensen.

By the way, if you need any convincing about the towering talent of this band, you can still download three awesome tracks, 21 minutes of creative metal from last year, for free. Here is the band explaining their generosity:

Hi everybody. As most of you know we have been working on our next effort called HORIZONS for the last two years. But, as some of you also know, we are insane perfectionists, so we didn’t quite meet the deadline for a 2013 release, which was our plan otherwise. When we recorded HORIZONS we had these three tracks that we didn’t quite know what to do with. A slightly different version of DESTINED TO REMEMBER (the other version will be on the HORIZONS album), A cover of the epic PINK FLOYD track SHEEP (from their magnificent Animals album) and a cover of BROKEN WINGS originally by Mr. Mister. BROKEN WINGS was actually a fan request, which we thought “oh, that’s a great idea”. So while you are all waiting patiently until early 2014 for the HORIZONS album to be released, this is a little present from us to you. We hope you enjoy it.

Burn the audio to a cd, print the cover, or put it on your mp3 player/ipods. Share it with your friends, spread the word.

Crank it up boys and girls.

All the best from ANUBIS GATE, Jethro Tull, Yes, ELP and 70’s style classic Rock/Hard Rock and Prog in general …

Wow, you’ve never heard Pink Floyd and Mr. Mister like this! Thank you, Anubis Gate, for your devotion to prog perfection. Your music is a joy to listen to!

P.S. You can’t beat free, but if you like deals, be sure to also pick up 2011’s eponymous Anubis Gate at the currently discounted price.

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