After announcing their farewell tour in 2015, the German melodic death metal band Neaera now returns with a brand new, self-titled, studio album. It will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 28th.
Neaera’s fire was first rekindled when the band played two exclusive shows in 2018. “We have been overwhelmed by the reactions,” comments singer Benjamin Hilleke. “None of us was expecting that and it was the moment when the fire was de-fact again!”
A little while later Tobias Buck started to come up with new song ideas: “I just really got up to it again and met directly with our friend and later producer Trisan Hachmeister to record a few things in his studio for testing purposes. The other guys were immediately fished-on from the first auditions. A few months later, we sat down together at one table and decided to record another album together.”
For the mixing and mastering the band got Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn, a.o.) on board. “Hansen already did a great job with our albums Let The Tempest Come and Armamentarium This is exactly the sound we wanted to have back on this album,” says Buck happily.
For a preview of Neaera, the video for the first single “Torchbearer” can be seen below.
3. False Shepherds
4. Resurrection of Wrath
6. Rid the Earth of the Human Virus
7. Sunset of Mankind
9. Eruption in Reverse
Benjamin Hilleke – vocals
Sebastian Heldt – drums
Benjamin Donath – bass
Stefan Keller – guitars
Tobias Buck – guitars