Navigating one through a folk-laden journey inspired by German poetry.
As we begin to put the final touches on the year from hell, we're thrilled to learn of the good that awaits come 2021, like EMPYRIUM's Über den Sternen. This new record, which arrives on February 26, 2021 via Prophecy Productions, doesn't just come as a recommended listen, but an essential one, for EMPYRIUM's consistency in delivering transcendental compositions is something to be valued. Über den Sternen is no exception and the wondrous title track is available today as a testament to the awe-inspiring hymns that are forthcoming.
EMPYRIUM's Markus Stock comments:
"The title track is also one of the last songs that we wrote for 'Über den Sternen' and its title has been with us for many moons before the music to this song was actually written. Music and lyrics are an ode to the nocturnal sky and the eternal mysteries it unfolds with every nightfall."
"Based around a quote from German poet Friedrich Schiller, 'Über den Sternen', which translates as 'Above the Stars' surely is a perfect title for an Empyrium album considering that our band name meant the farthest, fiery sphere of heaven in medieval cosmology. Musically it truly is a journey through many sonic landscapes that paint very detailed pictures before your mind’s eye – the awe-inspiring twinkle of the stars we marvel at with childlike amazement, but also the the vast and cold, black nothingness of the universe that makes us crouch in fear of the unknown. With this song, we are indulging in such juxtapositions. 'Über den Sternen' is as Empyrium as it gets to me and it amalgamates elements from every phase of the band with fresh colours and hues to a new epic grandeur. Now delve into the nightly sphere!"
Stream the title track below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.