Alright, I get that finding your genre is really important to some bands. However, there is a point where it gets ever so slightly ridiculous. Example: Italian death metal group ADE were just signed to Blast Head Records and are being touted as Ancient Roman Death Metal. I mean, it’s great that they’re proud of their heritage (they use traditional instruments of ancient Rome and Greece in their recordings) but what’s wrong with simply saying that you’re a death metal band and leaving it at that?
In any case, the band will be releasing their sophomore album Spartacus this Spring, which is the follow up to their 2009 debut Prooemivm Sangvine. The album features Nile drummer George Kollias and is available for pre-order here.
Kollias comments, “‘Spartacus’ is a masterpiece…that simple! I feel blessed and honored recording the drums for this album. ADE can play great and write some of the best songs in the genre; the combination of writing, feel and musicianship is in this album outstanding; they worked very hard on each song and that shows very well. ‘Spartacus’ has some really unique elements and ideas that ADE combines with the best –and fresh- way possible…this is why I can’t wait to see people’s reaction with this AMAZING album!!!”
Head below to hear their first single from Spartacus entitled “Duelling The Shadow of Spartacus” as well as to see the album artwork and track listing.
Spartacus track listing:
1. Betrayer FromThrace
2. Sanguine Pluit in Arena
3. The Endless Runaway
4. Crixius Flags Of Dishonor
5. Duelling The Shadow Of Spartacus
6. Mars Unpredictable Favour
7. Decimate The Coward
8. Six Thousands Crosses
9. Divinitus Victor
10. For Everything To Be The Same…