It’s not often that you get to work with members of some of the most respected bands in the genre especially when the collective output sounds as good as this. Towards Atlantis Lights is a group with Kostas Panagiotou (Pantheist, Clouds), Ivan Zara (Void of Silence), Riccardo Veronese (Aphonic Threnody, Dea Marica, Arrant Saudade) and Ivan Olivieri. This international supergroup are on the verge of releasing their debut album titled ‘Dust of Aeons’ via Transcending Obscurity Records shortly.
Transcending Obscurity Records owner Kunal Choksi states, “It’s a dream come true to finally work with Kostas Panagiotou whom I’ve revered for years (ever since I heard the 2003 Pantheist debut ‘O Solitude’ to be precise). After being in touch for years, I’m glad things clicked and I got the opportunity to work with Towards Atlantis Lights in its final stage. The music is breathtaking; it’s atmospheric and poignant in addition to sounding absolutely majestic. I’m sure it’ll go down as one of the most memorable releases in the style this year.”
Doom legend Kostas Panagiotou adds, “We are thrilled to announce our signing to Transcending Obscurity Records. Various band members have been in touch with Kunal over a period of time and his passion, dedication and hard work for underground artists to help them transcend their own obscurity are undeniably infectious. Our debut album has been a labour of love for many years now, a period in which we have chosen to dwell in our own obscurity until we were completely sure that we had the best possible material to share with doom metal fanatics across the globe. The time has now come to transcend our own obscurity and we just know we are in safe hands with Kunal and his label, and look forward to a successful collaboration.”
The artwork and 16-page digipak layout is made by the Italian artist Francesco Gemelli (Howls of Ebb, Spectral Lore, Midnight Odyssey). One of the shorter songs from the album can be heard here –