German modern thrash/melodic death metal metal act Hopelezz released details of the upcoming new album "Stories Of A War Long Forgotten" by releasing the artwork and track listing, which you can check out at the bottom. this summer! The follow up to the 2016 release "Sent to Destroy" will be issued on August 24th via Massacre Records.
It's the first ever concept album of the band about a war being unleashed on earth to punish us for our sins. Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Kreator, Caliban) took care of the album's mix and mastering, Vagelis Petikas/Revolver Design created the stunning cover artwork.
Vocalist Adrian about the cover artwork: "We've teamed up with Revolver Design from Greece to create this epic piece of work. Every line on this masterpiece represents a facet of music, every shade is like a foreshadowing of what to expect musically. It's - like in life - divided into the good and the bad. A host of angels on one side, that lets a peaceful white light shine on the other side, symbolizing hell, where death, misery and demons have gathered. The old man in the middle represents the incredible creativity with which the musicians write this sinister chapter of world's history."
On the album’s 12 tracks, Hopelezz showcases itself on an impressive new level. The band has never sounded more mature, the choruses have never been catchier, and the guitars have never been more melodic than on "Stories Of A War Long Forgotten"
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Ich Bin Krieg (Intro)
2. War Against War 3. The Beast 4. The Only Way 5. War Long Forgotten 6. Let Their Cities Burn 7. Through Hell 8. What You Deserve 9. A Prayer For Better Days 10. This Must Not Be The End 11. Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler Cover) 12. Vom Letzten Tag