Enemy Of Reality Official – “Arakhne”
Enemy Of Reality is a symphonic metal band. Formed in 2013, they created their debut album “Rejected Gods” in less than a year (June 2014, FYB Records).
Their new album (out in October 2016), under the name “Arakhne” (FYB Records) . It ‘s a concept album based on the ancient Hellenic myth of the spider’s origins and creation. It is recorded by George Emmanuel (Rotting Christ) and Mark Adrian, and mastered by George Emmanuel as well. The artwork is designed by Tonymidi Artworks (Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria, Suicide Silence, Parkway Drive) and it features guest performances by: Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Fabio Lione (Official) (Rhapsody Of Fire, Angra)
and Chiara Malvestiti (Therion/ Crysalys)
Release Date: October 23rd, 2016
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Running Time: 49 min
Iliana – Vocals
Steelianos – Guitars
Thanos – Bass
Philip – Drums
Leonidas – Keyboards
3. Weakness Lies Within
4. Time Immemorial
6. Afraid No More
8. The Taste of Defeat
9. In Hiding
10. I Spare You
11. A Gift of Curse
Their first confirmed festival playing songs from their new record is scheduled to be MFVF XIII in October 2016, sharing the stage with artists such as Tarja, Leaves’ Eyes, Tristania, Mayan and Liv Kristine among others. More dates to be announced soon.
The album’s artwork has been designed by TonyMidi Artworks (Asking Alexandria, Papa Roach, Hellyeah, Heaven Shall Burn and more). The recordings, and mixing/mastering were conducted by George Emmanuel (Rotting Christ, Lucifer’s Child) at Pentagram Studios & Mark Adrian at 133 Studios.
The album features guest performances by: Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Angra) and Chiara Malvestiti (Therion/Chrysalys)
“Arakhne” by Enemy of Reality is mainly based on the ancient Greek myth of the spider’s creation, while also several other elements of the Greek mythology are also present in the album’s lyrics. In ancient times, in a small town called Ledia in Northern Greece, there lived a young girl named Arakhne. Arakhne was a very skillful weaver spending countless hours working at her loom creating beautiful tapestries that were the envy of all the maidens in the town. Even the Muses would stop to admire her work. One day, one of the Muses, Polymnia shows to Goddess Athena a tapestry depicting the story of Narcissus. At that moment, it felt like the image of Narcissus was so alive that he was singing about his story (voice of Fabio Lione).
Arakhne was also very arrogant and antagonized Goddess Athena, insinuating that she could weave better than her. When Athena heard of her boasts, she decided to pay her a visit. Disguised as an old woman, she entered Arakhne’s hut, and inspected her creations. She tried to warn Arakhne about the possibility of offending the gods but her words were not heeded. Arakhne feeling confident about her weaving, challenged Athena, whom revealed her true form and accepted the challenge.
Arakhne (voice of Chiara Malvestiti), in further defiance of the goddess, wove humiliating scenes of divine indiscretions with mortals. Athena in a fury beyond measure, destroyed Arakhne’s loom and tapestry, as Arakhne fled in terror… For the rest of the story, check out the upcoming album “Arakhne” by Enemy of Reality.