News – Portuguese Melodic Death Metallers Apotheus Announce Album Artwork, Tracklist and Release Date

Portuguese Melodic Death Metal titans Apotheus will release their new album, The Far Star, on October 31st through Black Lion Records.

Apotheus formed in 2008 and are a 4 piece consisting of Miguel Andrade on rhythm guitars and vocals. The excellently named Albano von Hammer is on the drums while lead guitars are with Tiago Santos. Finally, on bass its Celso Andrade. They hail from Paços de Ferreira, Oporto in Portugal. The Far Star is their second full length following 2013’s When Hope and Despair Collide.


Speaking about The Far Star, a statement from the band reads “This is the untold story of our ancestry. A painful journey of survival in the majesty of cosmos, but also a delicate introspective about the human nature. When these two worlds collide, something new emerges. Hope, a mission and a destination: The Far Star. The album will be distributed worldwide via Sound Pollution/ Plastic head UK, alongside our North American webstore, Indiemerch , The Far Star will be available as CD Digipak / Download”.

Check out The Far Star track-listing below:

1. Prelude
2. Caves of Steel
3. Redshift
4. Resolve to Remake
5. The Darkest Sun
6. The Pull of Plexeus
7. Save our Ship
8. Under a New Cloudy Sky
9. The Brightest Sun
10. Starring the Abyss
11. A New Beginning

You can catch Apotheus live at River Stone Fest in Rio de Moinhos, Portugal on the 21/09/2019 and expect many more dates to be announced soon.

Keep up to date with news from the band, on The Far Star and future tour dates at the links below –

Apotheus Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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