Perihelion to release new studio album “Agg” on December 6th 2019

Perihelion Agg cover
Hungarian apocalyptic prog rock/metal act Perihelion have unveiled new single “Erdő” and announced the release of new album “Agg” set to be released on December 6th, 2019.

Watch the video for “Erdő” below.

Guitarist/vocalist Gyula Vasvári said: “"Erdő" (Hungarian for "forest") is a song about the process of dying, it is the third piece on the new album "Agg", a seven-track release revolving around the disappointment in this world and the redeeming death of the physical body”.

“Erdő” is the first single taken from new album “Agg”, seven tracks inspired by the world’s ever-increasing moral decline and turmoil, that is both abrasive and yet strangely comforting; a smorgasbord of dark sounds, emotions and feelings.

Perihelion fuse psychedelic rock, avant-garde metal and post-black metal, to create a sound that is atmospheric, ethereal, beautiful and haunting in equal measure. A band who use dynamics as much as melody, the quartet create captivating soundscapes with many twists and turns; each track is a journey in its own right.

Translating as “very very old” in archaic Hungarian, “Agg” is a concept album about escapism. Each track has a different take on the process of heading towards death, the ultimate escape, which serves as a sour metaphor for the decline of humanity. “Agg” was recorded live in a rehearsal space with the view to creating something truly natural and atmospheric, and the result is a chilling and distinctly organic sound.

Pre-order “Agg” here.

1. Tavasszal a vadak
2. Rejtek
3. Erdő
4. Parázs
5. Bérc
6. Nyugvó
7. Agg

Having played together since 2001, Perihelion officially formed in 2012 and released their self-titled debut that year. In 2014 they followed up with an EP entitled “Nap fele néz”, which caught the attention of respected French label Apathia records, who released their sophomore album “Zeng” in 2015. Subsequent releases “Hold” (EP 2016) and “Örvény” (album 2017) gained the band huge international attention, which saw them tour Europe, play festivals in France and Switzerland, and open for Zeal & Ardor and Tormentor.

Autumn 2019 will see Perihelion tour Europe in November in support of first single “Erdő” in the lead up to the release of “Agg”, and also prepare for their ongoing campaign of misery and acceptance in 2020. More live dates to be announced soon.

European Tour Dates 2019:
1/11 - Brno - Bajkazyl, CZ
2/11 - České Budějovice - Velbloud Music Ba, CZ
4/11 - Strasbourg - Le Local, FR
6/11 - Chambéry - Brin de Zinc, FR
7/11 - Delemont - The Pub Fiction, CH
9/11 - Maribor - Gustaf Pekarna, SL