The Erkonauts to release new studio album “I Want It to End” on October 1st 2020

The Erkonauts I Want It to End cover
Hailing from Geneva, Switzerland, chaotic prog-punk-metal powerhouse The Erkonauts have released further details of their forthcoming third studio album, “I Want It to End”.

Recorded and mixed by Drop at Downtone studio and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, “I Want It to End” will release on October 1st, 2020.

Of the album, The Erkonauts’ vocalist and bassist Ales Campanelli comments:
“This album is without a doubt my most personal work, and the most honest I’ve ever been with myself during the creative process. "I Want It to End" comes from hard times, heavy struggles and a lot of self-loathing. It was kind of a make or break situation. I put my last energy into it and came out feeling totally rejuvenated. A therapy of sorts. The people who worked and played on the record totally understood the situation and gave stellar performances and guidance. "I Want It to End" stands for a need for change”.

The recently-released first track drawn from the ominously titled third studio offering stands as testament to The Erkonauts’ veritable smorgasbord of musical influences, as “War Flamingoes” explores a musical landscape that pulls on a variety of threads. From the intense melodic prowess of Mastodon, the chaoticness of System of a Down, to the pulsing and relentless rhythmic mastery of Gojira, The Erkonauts form a sound that simultaneously hypnotises and delivers a powerful drop-kick to the face.

Campanelli recently shared a bass playthrough video of the track on YouTube, which featured on Guitar World’s website. Watch the video here.

The bassist, who has historically played with industrial metal band Sybreed and extreme metal band Samael, spoke of the playthrough, stating:
“This song is obviously weird on the bass. It combines two of my unconditional loves: chord play and slap. So it’s all about dropping the pick and getting it back. Can’t wait to see how this is going to work live, in a hopefully not too distant future”.

“I Want It to End” will release on October 1st, and is available to pre-order here. You can purchase and stream “War Flamingoes” now here.

1. War Flamingoes
2. The Future Ends with You
3. Five Orange Seeds
4. The Cult of the Burning Star
5. It Could Be Over Soon
6. Losing is the First Step
7. The Sun
8. Caravaggio
9. The Curse of Scotland

Formed in in 2014, The Erkonauts released their first demo to critical acclaim, hailed “Demo of the Month” in Rock Hard Germany #331. The band have toured in USA, Asia, Europe and Russia, and shared the stage with acts like Philm, Prong, Cradle of Filth or Samael.​

The band’s debut album “I Did Something Bad” released on french label Kaotoxin in 2016 and earned the labels of “Best of 2016 in metal so far” on and the #5 spot on one of Top 15 2016. Second album “I Shall Forgive” released a year later in 2017 through Indie Recordings (Wardruna, 1349, Keep of Kalessin, Kvelertak, Cult of Luna, etc) and ranked #14 amongst the best albums of 2017 on

Billed as the “darkest” of The Erkonauts’ full-length studio entries, the upcoming third album “I Want It to End” bears the weight of troubled times, providing a brutally honest retelling of all that the band have endured over the past three years.The album has been drawn together from a previous line-up of musicians, including - Drop (guitars), Vinch Enzo (drums) and  Fred Di Limoncelli (lead guitars).

Ales Campanelli - Bass & Vocals
Los Sebos – Guitars
Fred Di Limoncelli – Guitars
Kevin Choiral – Drums