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The morning comes, and thickening clouds prevail
Hanging like curtains all the horizon round
Or overhead in heavy stillness sail
So still is day, it seems like night profound

Scarce by the city’s din the air is stirred
And dull and deadened comes its every sound
The cock’s shrill, piercing voice subdued is heard

By the thick folds of muffling vapors drowned

Dissolved in mists the hills and trees appear
Their outlines lost and blended with the sky
And well-known objects, that to all are near
No longer seem familiar to the eye

But with fantastic forms they mock the sight
As when we grope amid the gloom of night

Progressive metallers Terra Odium have announced the release of their debut album, “Ne Plus Ultra” on June 11, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl.

TERRA ODIUM is a new progressive metal band formed by well known musicians coming largely from the Norwegian metal scene. The creative force of the band, singer/guitarist Øyvind Hægeland (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, ex-ARCTURUS, etc.) and guitarist Bollie Fredriksen, played together in MANITOU, which released the progressive metal masterpiece “Entrance” back in 1995. They joined with drummer Asgeir Mickelson (VEIL OF SECRETS, ex-IHSAHN, ex-BORKNAGAR, etc.) whom with Hægeland is also a member of the technical metal band Spiral Architect, who has released one critically acclaimed album (2000) produced by Neil Kernon (Queensrÿche, Nevermore, etc.). They then decided to invite none other than Steve Di Giorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH, etc.) to complete the line-up. Jon Phipps (DRAGONFORCE, MOONSPELL, ANGRA, etc.) was also brought in to add orchestrations. 

As a special guest, Kjetil Nordhus from Tristania contributes deep operatic voices that heighten (or deepen, perhaps) the mood of the songs.

 If you’re a fan of the early years of bands like Fates Warning, Queensrÿche, King Diamond, Dream Theater and other progressive and technical metal bands, you will absolutely love this record which showcases Terra Odium’s immense technical abilities mixed with heaviness and melodies.

1. Crawling
2. The Road Not Taken
3. Winter
4. The Shadow Lung
5. The Thorn
6. It Was Not Death
7. The Clouded Morning

Bollie Fredriksen – Rhythm & lead guitar
Asgeir Mickelson – Drums
Øyvind Hægeland – Vocals & lead guitar
Steve Di Giorgio – Bass
Jon Phipps – Orchestration & synths

Terra Odium

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