MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY announces new album 'Biolume Part 2: The Golden Orb'

An early contender for the top spot of 2021's best album covers.

Cover art by Elijah Tamu

Continuing their reign as one of the most illustrious underground labels on the map, I, Voidhanger Records have lifted the veil on Biolume Part 2: The Golden Orb, an astral journey that comes by way of MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY. Comprised of sole member Dis Pater, MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY bridge ambient, black, and doom metal amidst a plethora of other sonic elements for a well arrayed palette of atmospheric metal, the likes of which comes illustrated by Elijah Tamu. Needless to say, Biolume Part: The Golden Orb is a full on multi-sensory experience. It arrives on March 19th.


Dis Pater comments on the record:


“The album is about being punished for something and undergoing a cleansing of the mind, body and soul. It’s not in the Christian way of going to purgatory to enter heaven, but more akin to being part of an order of things, a natural law in the universe; a power that is balanced, and what happens when unknowingly dislodging that balance. This is about feeling the ultimate wrath of the sun god, and ultimately the complete insignificance of human existence in the entire terms of universe, galaxy, space and time. We are at the mercy of the sun, life-giver and life-taker. The fires will come closer before they cool, but humanity will be gone by then. We would have long faced our reckoning.”


Pater on the album cover:


“Like our hot Australian summers, it’s a harsh and uncomfortable place of being that brings to mind stories of the desert in ancient near-Eastern mythology and literature. And atop on his golden chariot is the Sun God himself, punishing with heat and thirst, drought and drying winds.”


Stream Rise Of Thunder below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.