Parthenopean Epic Black Metallers SCUORN reveal cover artwork and tracklist of their forthcoming debut album “Parthenope”, out via Dusktone at the beginning of 2017.
1. Cenner’ e Fummo
2. Fra Ciel’ e Terr’
3. Virgilio Mago
4. Tarantella Nera
5. Sanghe Amaro
7. Sibilla Cumana
The cover artwork was produced by the talented Russian artist Alex form Mayhem Project Design (Khors, Funeral, Pyramaze), who commented : “As SCUORN’s upcoming album “Parthenope” is based on the most ancient Greek/Roman origins of the city of Naples, I worked with Giulian on creating something unique for this cover artwork, that could be both atmospheric and apocalyptic at the same time. The goddess Parthenope, surrounded by ashes and smoke, is helplessly attending the vulcano Vesuvius eruption of 79 a.c. which is destroying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaenum and Stabiae. We wanted to keep the image as epic as possible, also adding a dark twist to the plot of the story, and the result was truly magnificent. The artwork was produced in digital painting”.
Giulian also commented : “Alex is a brilliant artist, with his style and skills he was the perfect choice for this artwork and what I wanted to achieve with it. The album cover is mind-blowing and the booklet gives the right perception of the concept behind each song. Each legend has a dedicated page and the lettering used for lyrics and texts couldn’t be more appropriate. You feel like opening and reading an ancient book …”
“Parthenope” was recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio in Rome by the mighty Stefano “Saul” Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance). Featuring special guest orchestrals by Riccardo Studer (Stormlord) and guest narrated vocals performances by Daniele “Ogre” Cristiano (NoFuck), Marco “Wolf” Lauro (Gort, Mors Spei, Vita Odiosa, Terrorfront), Tina Gagliotta (Poemisia), Diego Laino (ADE, Symbolyc) and Libero Verardi (Disturbia).
Listen to the two singles released in the last months out of the upcoming album “PARTHENOPE” here :
Watch exclusive footage from the studio recordings here:
The “MAKING OF PARTHENOPE” (part 1) : https://goo.gl/xmWxFI
Subscribe to SCUORN’s official youtube channel here : https://goo.gl/2Uerw5
More details about release date and pre-order will follow shortly, in the meantime stay tuned and WORSHIP THE CULT OF PARTHENOPE !!!