Austrian modern metal band Dystersol are pleased to announce that they have signed with WormHoleDeath for the release of their debut album The Fifth Age of Man.
In addition to announcing the band’s debut album, a lyric video for the song Down to Nothing has been released as well. You can watch the video on YouTube here.
The band commented on signing with the record label. “It’s been one and a half years now since we got in touch with the record label WormHoleDeath and decided to do an album together. Since then, a lot has happened! It was a time full of unique experiences, exciting challenges and lots of hard work.
“Being part of the WHD family did not only give us access to a professional network of Europe’s most passionate people in metal business, but also helped us to focus on the music during this time. Especially the recording process at RealSoundStudios was a breath-taking experience. With the help of these guys, we managed to create an album which would not even be imaginable without their support and experience. Finally, the professional audio mastering from [Nick Zampiello] at New Alliance East in Boston gave our album the final touch.
The band noted the record label’s assistance in getting the artwork for the new album. “What’s more, WHD had enormous influence on the artworks and designs on The Fifth Age Of Man. They provided us with loads of contacts and introduced us to ingenious artists such as Rhett Podersoo from MachineRoom Design and ‘the lord of the logos’ himself, Christophe Szpajdel. From the first lyrics and riffs to the finished album in our hands, it’s been a lot of work, and now we are excited and proud to share it with the world.”
Dystersol concluded with the satisfaction with the end result. “We are glad to say that we are 100% satisfied with the results and we hope that our fans and friends love this album as much as we do. All in all, we want to thank the WormHoleDeath family for their support during this awesome time, and we hope to be part of this family for a long time.”
The album’s story is described as follows. “The whole album takes place during the Five Ages of Man described in Greek mythology, and focuses on the Iron Age – the last age of humanity – where people live in misery and kill each other for literally nothing. Egoistic motives have destroyed the whole planet for decades, and exploited people at the end of the food chain hunt each other down for worthless things. However, the album doesn’t focus on retelling ancient stories, but rather on connoting their meaning to modern times and personal concerns. As a consequence, the tracks leave a lot of room for interpretation, and many lyrics can be transferred to refer to one’s personal situation.”
The track listing for the new album is as follows.
01. Fifth Age of Man
02. Life amongst the Ruins
03. Down to Nothing
04. End of the Fall
06. Tragedy of the gifted Ones
07. Night of the Hunter
08. Children of the Wasteland
09. Beyond Blood
11. Comforting the Soulless
13. Danse Macabre
14. End Game
The Fifth Age of Man will be released on 4th May 2018 through Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group / Disk Union Distribution.