Symphonic metal band Ad Infinitum has released the new single “Animals,” and its music video, from the forthcoming album “Chapter II: Legacy” (read Live Metal’s review). Napalm Records will release the album on Oct. 29, 2021.
With the recent videos for “Unstoppable” and “Afterlife” featuring Nils Molin (Amaranthe/Dynazty), Ad Infinitum has reached over 750,000 views in one month.
“The release of ‘Chapter II: Legacy’ is just around the corner, but before we unveil this second album, we have one more song to present,” the band said. “‘Animals/ is a powerful cinematic track that will transport you from heaven to hell and back. Would you exchange your humanity for immortality?”
With its debut album, “Chapter I: Monarchy” (2020), brought to life in the middle of a global pandemic, Ad Infinitum reached millions of plays on streaming platforms. Furthermore, frontwoman Melissa Bonny consistently is drawn to exciting musical collaborations, as she recently unveiled the new band The Dark Side of the Moon and its bittersweet reinterpretation of Florence & The Machine’s “Game of Thrones” soundtrack song, “Jenny of Oldstones”. In addition, Bonny’s feature with Feuerschwanz on the song “Ding” (Seed-cover) has gained over 2.6 million views on YouTube since its release. Now, she sets her focus back to her main musical force as Ad Infinitum–with Adrian Thessenvitz (guitars), Korbinian Benedict (bass) and Niklas Müller (drums)–prepares to unveil its new opus, “Chapter II: Legacy.”
The record is a melting pot of different influences and a contrast between heavy riffs, sometimes even djent/metalcore-like touches and catchy hook lines and melodies, giving the band’s sophomore album a modern and timeless touch. The lyrics have, just like on the debut album, been inspired by a historical figure. The paradoxical life and afterlife of Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, inspired the themes and questions of this album.
“’Chapter II: Legacy’ holds a very special place in our heart,” the band said. “It represents months and months of hard work of four bandmates, for a result that we are proud to call ‘self-produced.’ For this record, we decided to work without the influence of an external producer during the songwriting process and to team up with Elias Holmlid for the beautiful and epic orchestrations and of course with Jacob Hansen who recorded [vocals], mixed, mastered and participated to the post production. A younger and heavier sound that defines Ad Infinitum like never before.”
4. Your Enemy
5. Afterlife (feat. Nils Molin)
8. Into the Night
9. Son of Wallachia
10. My Justice, Your Pain
“Chapter II: Legacy” will be available in the following formats:
-1 CD Digipak
-1 LP Gatefold BLACK
-1 CD Digipak + Patch (limited to 200 copies worldwide)
Pre-order “Chapter II – Legacy” here.