Five years following the release of their auspicious debut album “Into The Eternity A Moment We Are” and several line-up changes, Finnish/Greek doom-metal collective Aeonian Sorrow are finally set to return with their second full-length effort titled “Katara”.
Scheduled to be released on November 1st, “Katara” was produced, mixed and mastered at Deep Noise Studios in Finland by Saku Moilanen (Wolfheart, Before the Dawn, Kaunis Kuolematon, Red Moon Architect etc…) draws inspiration from the Katara pass, which is a mountain pass in the Pindus mountains in northern Greece.
According to the legend, Katara got its name from a despot who around 1800 set out from Ioannina to go to Trikala city but the bad weather in the area made it so difficult for him that he died on the way and he cursed the mountain. There are many tragic stories written about this pass however “Katara” album is also dedicated in the memory of Georgia and Michail, beloved grandparents of the band’s singer Gogo.
The whole writing-recording process of the album happened across different times and places for reasons that the songwriter Gogo explains very well below. “On a personal level, I’ve been through enough difficult changes in my life that it almost made it impossible to keep myself motivated to complete this album. I said several times that I don’t want to do this and I almost didn’t. What kept me going was the reason I started this band and the promise I gave to the grandmother I lost back in 2020 and said that “Katara” album will be recorded in her memory and her husband’s memory too. It will be done for all the years I spent driving to those scary “Katara” roads to go see them. It will be done for each song I wrote inside their empty house when they were gone, and I left to watch the walls and nothing more. On a music level, I think the band has also been through enough and faced the financial critical moments to where we had to take choices, a bit unusual for us, and find ways to make things happen without losing ourselves and our quality. The path to success is full of heavy stones and very lonely so we do what we can and continue writing music from our hearts.”
The band recently shared the title-track of the album, check it out at this location.
Pre-orders for the new album are now available here.
Following the release of “Katara”, Aeonian Sorrow will embark on a small European Tour alongside As The Sun Falls and Sanity Obscure, check out the confirmed dates below:
03.11.23 // PL // Warsaw
04.11.23 // DE // Berlin
05.11.23 // FR // Lille
06.11.23 // BE // Diest
08.11.23 // DE // Morlenbach
09.11.23 // DE // Hamburg
10.11.23 // LT // Kaunas
11.11.23 // LV // Riga
17.11.23 // FI // Tampere
18.11.23 // FI // Vantaa
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help the band cover the expenses of this forthcoming EU tour at this location.