SuidAkrA – Echoes Of Yore

MDD   Release: 15 November 2019  – Double CD/DVD

After 25 years and 12 studio albums SuidAkrA undoubtedly belong to the spearhead of the German metal scene. The Celtic-mythological concept of the band is inseparably connected with the Belgian artist and illustrator Kris Verwimp, who is also the creative head behind the lyrical orientation. After countless tours around the globe, the band was the first metal band ever to perform on their third India tour in 6 different Indian cities in 2014.

On the occasion of their 25th anniversary, the band moved to the Gernhart Studio in summer 2019 to record a proper anniversary work with their best classics under the wing of Martin Buchwalter.  All recorded Songs were chosen by fans within a Kickstarter project before. As a bonus, former member Marcel Schoenen could be engaged to do his vocal lines, so the classic SuidAkrA-feeling of those old songs sound in a fresh and polished way.

“Echoes Of Yore” is released in a lavishly illustrated DigiPak as a double CD/DVD, which contains the 10 newly recorded tracks as well as a bonus data media on which the 45-minute live show from this year’s Wacken Open Air is included as a full HD file. The album will also be released as a vinyl edition at the same time.

As the fans also decided the content, I think this album ticks all the important boxes for a review. And I like it, moreover, it’s indeed a lot of value for money, a fantastic representation of this band’s work – perhaps a great gift idea?

Warpipes Call Me
Pendragon´s Fall
Hall Of Tales
Rise Of Taliesin
The Quest
Lays From Afar

Live In Wacken 2019 Video
1. Intro + Pendragon’s Fall 2. The IXth Legion 3. Stone Of The Seven Suns 4. Dead Man’s Reel 5. Pair Dadeni 6. March Of Conqest 7. Balor 8. Wartunes

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