Austrian modern metal act Dystersol is pleased to announce that the band has inked a deal with Wormholedeath Records for the release of the new album "The Fifth Age of Man." The album drops on May 4th via Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group/Disk Union Distribution.
The band commented: "It's been one and a half years now since we got in touch with the record label WormHoleDeath and decided to do an album together. Since then, a lot has happened! It was a time full of unique experiences, exciting challenges and lots of hard work. Being part of the WHD family did not only give us access to a professional network of Europe’s most passionate people in metal business, but also helped us to focus on the music during this time. Especially the recording process at RealSoundStudios was a breath-taking experience. With the help of these guys, we managed to create an album which would not even be imaginable without their support and experience. Finally, the professional audio mastering from Nick at New Alliance East in Boston gave our album the final touch. What’s more, WHD had enormous influence on the artworks and designs on “The Fifth Age Of Man”. They provided us with loads of contacts and introduced us to ingenious artists such as Rhett Podersoo from MachineRoom Design and “the lord of the logos” himself, Christophe Szpajdel. From the first lyrics and riffs to the finished album in our hands, it’s been a lot of work, and now we are excited and proud to share it with the world. We are glad to say that we are 100% satisfied with the results and we hope that our fans and friends love this album as much as we do. All in all, we want to thank the WormHoleDeath family for their support during this awesome time, and we hope to be part of this family for a long time."
Recorded at Realsound Studio in Italy, mastered at New Alliance East, Dystersol is proud to share the latest piece of metal music. Thematically based on ancient mythology, this album addresses some of the reoccurring problems which run like a thread through the history of mankind.
"The Fifth Age of Man" takes place during the Five Ages of Man described in Greek mythology, and focuses on the Iron Age - the last age of humanity - where people live in misery and kill each other for literally nothing. Egoistic motives have destroyed the whole planet for decades, and exploited people at the end of the food chain hunt each other down for worthless things. However, the album doesn’t focus on retelling ancient stories, but rather on connoting their meaning to modern times and personal concerns. As a consequence, the tracks leave a lot of room for interpretation, and many lyrics can be transferred to refer to one’s personal situation.
Dystersol was formed in 2013 in Aflenz, Austria. With the first release, the self released “Welcome the Dark Sun” in 2014, the band experimented with different sub-genres and used this ambiguity to create a diversified album. After numerous gigs across Austria and Germany (including the world renowned Kaltenbach Open Air) and years of intense song writing, the concept had become clear. Heavy, shattering guitar riffs, groovy deep bass lines, crushing double bass drums and mighty orchestras and synths provide the solid basis for uncompromising growling and screaming voices. Dystersol’s style can’t be assigned to one specific genre, but is definitely exciting for everyone who loves to bang their head to modern heavy music.
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Fifth Age of Man 2. Life amongst the Ruins 3. Down to Nothing 4. End of the Fall 5. Winterking 6. Tragedy of the gifted Ones 7. Night of the Hunter 8. Children of the Wasteland 9. Beyond Blood 10. Olimpia 11. Comforting the Soulless 12. PsychoPath 13. Danse Macabre 14. End Game