We are excited to reveal the cover for Derivae, created by the very talented Alex Eckman-Lawn.
Derivae is scheduled for release via Prosthetic Records on October 27 (UK/EU), Oct. 28 (North America) and Nov. 1(G/A/S). Preorders start August 25th – expect a song premiere on that date as well.
Hear a short teaser below:
Track listing and times for the album as follows:
Bologna, Italy-based atmospheric metal quartet NERO DI MARTE will release “Derivae,” the highly anticipated follow-up to their self-titled debut, this fall. The album’s title, taken from the Italian phrase “andare alla Deriva” (“to go adrift”), correlates with its lyrical themes, which vocalist Sean Worrell describes as “tragically searching for something that maybe isn’t there…letting yourself go and becoming swayed by the unknown.”
Three years in the making, “Derivae” was recorded, mixed and mastered with Riccardo “Paso” Pasini at Studio73 (Ephel Duath, The Secret, Void of Sleep) in May/June 2014 . Keep an eye out for further details in the coming weeks.
Today we are finally releasing the Indiegogo Split EP with Void of Sleep in digital form. If you contributed to the campaign a download code has been sent to your email address.
The EP is available for streaming and digital purchase on bandcamp:
The physical 7″, shirts, posters and other perks (exclusive to the Indiegogo campaign) will be sent out in August/September. We thank you once again for your patience. Enjoy!
Tonight will be our last planned show with Void of Sleep after the terrible incident in Rome almost 3 months ago. Chalet Rock Pub in Costa Masnaga (LC) is one of the venues that is hosting us through the “Live Show” perk from the Indiegogo campaign. They are helping us immensely so we invite you to come and support this concert.
As far as the Indiegogo campaign packages, we fell a little behind our planned schedule but now everything is nearing completion. We will have downloads for who bought the digital EP available in early July and will start sending the physical 7” copies, shirts and other perks by August.
If you have purchased a shirt you will soon receive an email to sort out design and size details.
Finally, on an unrelated note, we have finished recording our second album, which will be released later this fall. More details very soon.
Thank you for your patience and immense support during these times.
INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN HERE
As some of you may know, on Sunday March 23rd after a show in Rome, Nero di Marte and Void of Sleep were robbed of all their instruments and gear.
In less than 30 minutes someone broke into our van and was able to take everything. It happened in broad daylight near a police station in Rome, despite there being a massive amount of police forces surveilling the area but, alas, no security cameras.
Guitars, amps, pedalboards, drums, merchandise and personal belongings… a total amount of 25.000€ was stolen from both bands. They took everything. A full list can be found by clicking here.
The sad reality of this situation is that without any instruments we cannot continue as a band. We can’t play, rehearse, tour, record a new album. It took us years to buy our gear, and to start from absolutely nothing, without any help, means paralyzing anything we could do for a long time or seriously put ourselves into debt beyond what we can afford.
In the last few days we’ve received hundreds of messages and phone calls from friends and strangers; you’ve amazed us with your support, comprehension and indignation towards what happened. You helped us get back on our feet and empower us to immediately react to what happened, and for this we thank you.
We want to get back to what we know how to do best, play music, and we cannot do it without your help.
Our most spontaneous reaction to the problem is probably the most obvious: new music.
Nero di Marte and Void of Sleep will be recording a Split 7”, one piece of original music each. All proceeds from this new music, merchandise and packages on Indiegogo will be divided solely between the two bands to buy new gear.
Recording of the EP will be done at Studio 73 in Ravenna during this indiegogo campaign and we expect to have everything ready around June/July 2014.
Artwork will be done by Alex Eckman-Lawn.
If we can reach anywhere between 10 and 20k that would be a huge help in buying our gear. This EP will be made despite us reaching our goal.
Your donation means these two bands can continue to exist and put out new records this year. If you cannot donate yourself help us in spreading the word!
Thank you, we need your help!
We’re announcing 10 shows in Italy in the next few months, including shows supporting Gorguts and Misery Index (29 Apr) and Dragged into Sunlight (30 Apr). See you there!
After 2+ years of working on new sounds and music we are ready to record our new album, out later this year via Prosthetic Records. Mixing and mastering will be handled once again by Riccardo Pasini, who will also be working on all the tracking at Studio 73 this April.
We still cannot put a finger on this formless, varied, obscure 60+ minutes of music we have written. It has been a very long process, but we’re very pleased of what we accomplished and cannot wait to share it with you.
We are also extremely proud to announce our first US/Canada tour with Gorguts and Origin this December! Tickets go on sale this Friday!
12/11 Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s
12/12 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
12/14 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
12/15 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge *SOLD OUT*
12/16 Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
12/17 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
12/18 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
12/19 Quebec City, QC @ Cegep de Limoilou
12/20 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
12/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *SOLD OUT*
“Anoptikon” T-Shirt is now in stock!
Also – all items in our store are now non-exclusive to Italy, you can purchase directly on our official webstore.