Italian symphonic death metal pioneers Genus Ordinis Dei are back with a new single “Ritual/Hunt” which contains the first two songs/episodes of their metal music opera series and concept album, Glare of Deliverance. Watch “Hunt” music video below, and the full series at this location:
Glare of Deliverance is the band’s third full-length album, and it was produced by Tommaso Monticelli (Jumpscare, Eternal Delyria, Geschlecht) at Sonitus Studio. Glare of Deliverance is much more than a follow-up to their sophomore album however… It is a series of ten individual songs, each with its own music video/episode. These “episodes” combine in sequence like a short film or television series that tells the story of a young woman named Eleanor who is persecuted by the Holy Inquisition. Without a doubt, this was the band’s most ambitious undertaking yet, because the scope and vision of the project had grown monumentally huge in comparison to their previous projects. Aside from recording & producing an album worthy of a Grammy in the metal category, the band had to pull together a full production team for the video series which consisted of concept artist Tom Roberts (Ghost), costume designers, animal trainers, a cast of actors & actresses, visual effects supervisors, special effects wizards, stuntmen, catering services, and even a full orchestral choir. By securing special permits, and quarantine of cast & crew they were able to stay on schedule throughout the first half of 2020, and the result is an epic masterpiece of symphonic metal combined with the executed artistic vision of four brilliant musicians.
Glare of Deliverance features ten tracks of powerful, soaring symphonic metal that will leave you amazed, both sonically and visually. The video series brings the concept art of Tom Roberts to life and may even give you nightmares! The horror-esque storyline leaves you feeling helpless, unable to save Eleanor from her corrupt accusers while the hooks of the music remind you of her struggle. Can you resist her glaring eyes while she looks at you and cries for help? You can try, but we don’t think so… Glare of Deliverance will be released on December 4, 2020 via Eclipse Records.
Glare of Deliverance track listing
Genus Ordinis Dei discography
Nemesis – feat. Melissa VanFleet (single) – 2018
Hail and Kill (single) – 2018
Great Olden Dynasty (LP) – 2017
EP 2016 (EP) – 2016
The Middle (album) – 2015
Genus Ordinis Dei lineup
Nick K (vox & guitars), Tommy (guitars & orchestra), Steven F. Olda (bass), Richard Meiz (drums)