DARK QUARTERER "Ithaca" album details and pre-order.

The second CD release we're going to have out on April 24th is of the legendary band from Italy we've recently signed. "Ithaca" is DARK QUARTERER's 6th full-length and a concept album inspired by the 1911 poem of the same title by a Greek poet, Konstantinos P. Kavafis (Constantine P. Cavafy), which utilized Odysseus's travel from the Trojan Wars back to his home island as a metaphor for the journey of life, where the goal is not important, but the journey itself. Stylistically, it's a mix of '80s epic heavy metal with '70s progressive rock, and some elements of doom. This music is very warm, full of various emotions and moods, much thanks to the impressive vocals, ranging from mystical and fragile, through more eccentric singing and falsettos, to full-on powerful metal delivery. Overall, it's the most versatile album of this band that has developed and maintained their unique recognizable style, which should appeal to fans of ADRAMELCH, MANILLA ROAD, THUNDER RIDER, SLOUGH FEG, HAMMERS OF MISFORUNE, VAVEL, OMEGA (UK), CIRITH UNGOL, as well as Italian prog rock bands like THE TRIP, GOBLIN, MUSEO ROSENBACH or BIGLIETTO PER L'INFERNO.

A short promo clip for "Ithaca" album (featuring a fragment of "Night Song") can be viewed at this location or here:

You can listen to two full songs from this album from our YouTube channel ("Escape" here, and "Last Fight" here) or from the Bandcamp player on the DARK QUARTERER page. This is the album track list:

1. The Path of Life
2. Night Song
3. Mind Torture
4. Escape
5. Nostalgia
6. Rage of Gods
7. Last Fight

MOMR15052_Dark_Quarterer_I(Cover art by Alice Bertoncini)

You can find more info about "Ithaca" and see the high-res cover on the page of this release.

At the Keep It True festival we'll have a small table space for selling our releases, so if you're there and would like to buy the new DARK QUARTERER CD (or any other of our releases), just come up to our stand! Our new compilation "Compendium of Metal Vol. 8" will be released on the same day as well.

From now on until April 24th you can pre-order DARK QUARTERER "Ithaca" CD from our SHOP page, with 2 Euro discount. We'll also have a limited number of T-shirts with the new album artwork - they can be ordered in a convenient bundle with the CD.

Besides, just like in the case of STONEGRIFF "Come Taste the Blood", as a special pre-order offer for we've added an option to add a CD of SESTA MARCONI "Where the Devil Dances" (doom'n'roll band from Italy, that unfortunately went on hiatus soon after this CD was released - you can listen to the full album here) for only 3,00 Euro! Adding it (or more items) will not change the shipping cost, as all pre-orders will be shipped from Germany, from where the postage rates in most cases are much cheaper than from Italy.

If you don't collect CDs, you can also pre-order the album as digital download (in lossless formats) from our Bandcamp page. Later on, the album will be distributed digitally by CD Baby and made available also from iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic and other retailers. The digital version of "Ithaca" will include 3 live bonus tracks.

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