It's not a new studio album, but Samael is coming back to us all with a brand new live record dubbed Passage – Live out on February 16. The album was recorded during a sold-out concert in Krakow on the last day of the European leg of the Passage 25th Anniversary Tour, and offers a fresh take on the highly influential original album released in 1996.
"'Jupiterian Vibe Live' is the first single from the forthcoming album Passage – Live, the song features a mix of heavy guitar riffs with a pachydermic rhythm," said Samael guitarist and vocalist Vorph. "The tribal sound of percussion, coupled with industrial samples lay the foundations for the song."
Vorph continued on the album's overall sound and the decision to record a live version: "The blend of metal, industrial and electronica that has been our trademark for almost three decades began with Passage. It's almost ground zero for us, and we're delighted to offer these songs a fresh approach and bring this album to life for our long-standing audience as well as those who have discovered the band recently."
Pre-orders for Passage – Live are available here.