Dark Quarterer’s Ithaca to be released on Vinyl LP Format in September

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The target date for the release of Ithaca has been set for September 19. The album was release April 25 on CD by Metal on Metal Records to much acclaim.  Mastered specifically for vinyl format, the release will include two exclusive 2010, live bonus tracks that were specifically chosen by the band for their quality and uniqueness. The first is a version of band’s own classic “War Tears.”  This version of the track is sung in Italian, making the interpretation of singer Gianni Nepi  particularly passionate. The second  is the long, touching piece “Deep Wake”.

Ithaca is a concept album inspired by the 1911’s poem of the same title by a Greek poet, Konstantinos P. Kavafis (Constantine P. Cavafy), who used  Odysseus’s travel from the Trojan Wars back to his home-island as a metaphor for the journey of life; the goal is not important, but the journey itself. Stylistically, it’s a mix of ’80s epic heavy metal with ’70s progressive rock, and some elements of doom.

Tracklist:

  1. The Path of Life
  2. Night Song
  3. Mind Torture
  4. Escape
  5. Nostalgia
  6. Rage of Gods
  7. Last Fight
  8. Peace
  9. War Tears (live)*
  10. Deep Wake (live) *

*Vinyl-only bonus track

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6 thoughts on “Dark Quarterer’s Ithaca to be released on Vinyl LP Format in September”

  1. Rapid Meth Nurse says:

    D. Rosales,
    Hey. Could y’all cut back a bit on this type of post? It appears to be the actual copy from the label’s advertisement. I come to DMU seeking its uniquely insightful appraisals of music and culture. You don’t need to bother with the ticker of random, possibly useless bands’ album ads. Your normal, valuable articles get buried in a cascade of extraneous fluff.

    1. Sorry, that decision is not in your hands or mine.
      What you can do is bookmark this:

      http://www.deathmetal.org/articles/

      Or just look forward to the site’s future organization, in which you will easily be able to separate the news, reviews and other kinds of content.

      1. Rapid Meth Nurse says:

        Of course I know the decision isn’t mine; just trying to voice my opinion as a member of your core audience. What’s the point in posting a shitty band’s album preview, who you yourself rightly excoriate? http://www.deathmetal.org/news/i-am-the-trireme-premiere-track/
        Change is BAD! lol

        1. you can think of it as… that piece of news is not for you?

  2. Son of the First King After the Seizure Plague says:

    As you set out for Ithaka
    hope the voyage is a long one,
    full of adventure, full of discovery.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
    you’ll never find things like that on your way
    as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
    as long as a rare excitement
    stirs your spirit and your body.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
    unless you bring them along inside your soul,
    unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time;
    may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
    to buy fine things,
    mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    sensual perfume of every kind—
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    and may you visit many Egyptian cities
    to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

    Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
    Arriving there is what you are destined for.
    But do not hurry the journey at all.
    Better if it lasts for years,
    so you are old by the time you reach the island,
    wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

    Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
    Without her you would not have set out.
    She has nothing left to give you now.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
    Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
    you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

  3. Son of the First King After the Seizure Plague says:

    The band also sounds unexpectedly promising!
    Looking forward to a review, and of course more quality power metal! \m/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUduza2V068

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