The Arkestra returns! One year after the release of “Éons,” a monumental triple album that shook up the entire metal underground in 2020, Belgium’s mysterious collective known as Neptunian Maximalism embarks on a new cosmic trip through the lands of Drone Doom Metal, Free Jazz and Psychedelic music… here is the “Solar Drone Ceremony.” Recorded live in Brussels in March 2020 and wrapped in a stunning cover painting by French master Hervé Scott Flament, “Solar Drone Ceremony” is a 53-minute audio-visual odyssey documenting a band at its maximum splendor, working at full steam to pierce the veil of our narrow world and open new vistas on lush mental landscapes. Release date: April 23, 2021 via I, Voidhanger Records.
Available as a limited LP + DVD edition, the album is a remaking of the title-track from the band’s first EP “The Conference Of The Stars,” here radically transfigured and expanded into something new, summing up Neptunian Maximalism‘s style and adding to it not only the energy and intensity always palpable during a live show, but also an esoteric, immersive visual dimension that proves all the creativity these electric shamans are capable of.
Guillaume Cazalet (CZLT) – amplified guitar, vocals
Jean Jaques Duerinckx – baryton sax and sopranino
Didié Mezsch – digital soundscape, spectral
Reshma Goolamy – amplified bass guitar
Joaquin Bermudez – amplified guitar
Romain Martini – amplified guitar
Lucas Bouchenot – percussions
Stephane Fedele – drums
Alice Thiel – synth
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