Three years after ‘Seeking Infinity’, Pantheist are thrilled to announce the band’s next album, called ‘Closer to God’. Inspired by strange moods during the pandemic lockdown, it contains four tracks of cinematic funereal doom that are sure to push the envelope in the genre!
The album will be released digitally, as well as on limited edition digipak CD and black/coloured vinyl later this year (stay tuned for specific dates).
PANTHEIST – CLOSER TO GOD
Label: Melancholic Realm Productions / The Vinyl Division
1. Strange Times
2. Erroneous Elation
4. Of Stardust We Are Made (and To Dust We Shall Return)
Length: 48 minutes
Jeremy Lewis – Guitars
John Devos – Drums
Kostas Panagiotou – Vocals, Keys
Matt Strangis – Bass
Nereide – Guitars
Guest: Andrei Oltean (E-an-na, Clouds)
Mixed by Jeremy Lewis, Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios. Artwork by Cheryl Panagiotou.
A bonus track has also been recorded, called ‘Shadow of the Hierophant’. This is a special cover of Steve Hackett’s prog epic of the same name. Pantheist have enhanced the dark atmosphere of the original and cut down on the prog elements, opting for a funeral doom approach instead. The dark lyrics, inspired by Tarot reading, add even more menace and mystery to the composition.
The track has already been revealed to Pantheist mailing list subscribers for free. If you are not a member of the mailing list, you can sign up here, and will then get immediate access to the track as well.
Credit to Jeremy Lewis for the guitarwork, keys (it is perhaps the first time in the history of the band that Kostas has delegated them to someone else!) and arrangements. Bass performed by Matthew Strangis, drums by John Devos, and Vocals by Kostas. Cover artwork by Cheryl Panagiotou.