Dark metal Swedes Samael have chosen “Lux Mundi” (which translates as “Light of the World”) as the title for their upcoming album due out spring 2011 on Nuclear Blast. The album, which took almost three years to be completed, was recorded this summer after the band spent a few days in Germany on pre-production with Waldemar Sorychta. The recording took place on two different locations in Switzerland and the mix has been done by extreme metal specialist Russ Russell in Kettering. ”Lux Mundi” will consist of 10 to 12 new songs including first single “Antigod” and live monster “Soul Invictus.”
Click here to read about “Antigod” and “Soul Invictus,” which are the first of many song dissections to come.
“Antigod” was the first single release on 19th November 2010. It shows the new album’s direction and gives a taste of what’s about to come. Lyrically, the song is a firm stand against any kind of religion.
“Soul Invictus” (roughly translates in English as Invincible Soul) is a word play with the Sol Invictus used by the Romans. They were seeing the sun (sol) as an eternal and glorious form of life and they revered it as such. Samael did a parallel with the sun and the soul on a few occasions in the past (As The Sun, Solar Soul…) The song has been played during the latest European tour and it soon turned out to be one of the highlights of the set becoming a crowd anthem on the spot.