Ciclope is the fourth album by Italian black death power trio Voltumna and the album was relased at the end of last year via Extreme Metal Music. The band just presented the first single The Megalithic Circle taken from Ciclope.
Band’s mastermind, Haruspex, comments: «The Megalithic Circle is the first single from our new album Ciclope. Our landscapes are studded with these spiritual circles made in an ancient past. They are a junction point for three worlds, the celestial one, the earthly one, and the infernal one. We need to enter this passage, close the circle and initiate the double spiral process».
«Ciclope marks a huge progression on a technical and melodic level, confirming the strong personality of a band now able to master an absolutely original style and concept».
«Ciclope will be heavy as a Giant’s step, atmospheric as the mist and evoking as a dark ritual chorus, all mixed like the band has already experienced in the past. It is our most expressive and introspective work. Every song is a step into the deep abyss of the past, into the unknown, where reality and mythic visions are just one. Where did we come from? And where will we arrive? This is the double spiral and the Etruscans well knew what we are approaching», explains the drummer Augur Veii. The track La Furia Dei Ciclopi (The Fury of the Cyclops),
The artwork has been created by Viron2.0 aka Stefano Mattioni. Fueled by an ancestral binding with their Etruscan roots, the music and concept of Voltumna aren’t related to any contemporary ideological, cultural and religious movement, focusing instead on a historical and anthropological reinterpretation of the Ancient Wars. The current power trio line-up follows a path of esoteric knowledge and traditional heritage, which fascinates the whole band and spreads a savage and ferocious creativity.
Voltumna were born in 2009 by the hands of the only original member Haruspex (Michele Valentini guitars, vocals), today flanked by Augur Veii (Edoardo Di Santo, drums) and the main composer Phersu (Emilano Natali, vocals, bass, programming and production).