American metallers STEEL PROPHET
will release their long-awaited new album, "Omniscient"
, at the end of June / beginning of July on limited-edition digibook CD, standard CD, limited-edition double LP and digital formats via Cruz Del Sur Music
. The effort's spectacular artwork was specifically created for "Omniscient"
by German artist Timo Würz
and represents one of the central themes of the album: "The Tree of Knowledge."
is a concept album based on an original story written by lead guitarist and founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor
, and "The Tree of Knowledge" displayed on the cover represents a very important "character" in the plot.
's suggestions, Würz
has also created 12 additional, original panels that will guide the listener through the whole story. Blackmoor
says: "It was great to work with Timo
. His sense of form, color and space are impeccable. He has great imagination, and his familiarity with the concepts we wanted to work with made it a perfect fit in bringing the story ideas to life."
needs no introduction to the heavy metal world: with a long history, the band is particularly known for the technical and versatile guitar work of founding member Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor
. And let's not forget the soaring vocals of Rick Mythiasin
, who has returned to sing with STEEL PROPHET
for the first time since 2002's "Unseen"
is a conceptual, science-fiction-themed album, with a heavy dose of unusual philosophies and ideas, that will appeal to all fans of STEEL PROPHET
's early works, especially the "Dark Hallucinations" period. This new album will have a visually outstanding package that will read like a graphic novel to highlight the story that underlines the music.
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