7 years after the release of the previous album “Demons“, GOTHIC are ready to present their new material recorded at both Consonance Studio in Timișoara and at other locations in Romania, and mixed at Haunting Studios (Athens, Greece) by the excellent producer Nikos Palivos.
Marking the return of Alin Petruț as singer, with lyrics exclusively in Romanian language, a strong shift in style, and again with an exceptional album cover signed again by the band’s bass player Csaba “Taly” Talpai, like the “Demons” case, this album becomes an absolute premiere for GOTHIC!
“It’s been more than 5 years since I wrote the first riffs for the new songs. Going through pandemics, deaths, line-up changes, plus war and madness all around the world, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the result is exceptional. The new tracks were made from deep within the heart and encompass all of my lifelong musical influences. I chose to work again with Loud Rage Music because they did an exceptional job on the “Demons” promotion and I’m sure it will be even better this time!” – Alin Petruț (Gothic founder, vocalist and guitarist).
“We are honored and happy to renew our collaboration with Gothic not only considering that their previous album, “Demons”, remains to this day in a top 3 sales from the Loud Rage Music catalog, but also because I’m a life-long fan of the band. This time we want to surpass all previous performances, despite the extremely unfavorable climate for musical releases in physical format, disseminating Gothic’s new material as much as possible.” – Adrian Dan (Loud Rage Music owner).
“The cover is a digital painting I made by blowing smoke out of my graphic tablet – literally (I had to buy a new one along the way!).The main character, the demon in the picture (who’s also slowly becoming the mascot of the band), was already born on the cover of the previous album “Demons”. He has reached maturity and actually portrays the demon that is in each of us. At the same time, he represents the musical continuity of the band as well as a stubbornness, a “statement”, raising the flag high. The rocker who is next to him, gives him support and helps him get out of the underground, he represents us, as well as the public – our friends, those who stood by us and supported us throughout the years.”- Csaba “Taly” Talpai (Gothic bassist)
“Underground” will be released on January 20, 2024 on Loud Rage Music, more details will follow soon, as well as a new GOTHIC video, scheduled for November 20th!