After 24 years of band history and 12 studio albums, Suidakra has become a flagship in the Celtic-metal scene. During this time they toured around the globe, played any number of shows, mastermind Arkadius Antonik even spent a week on behalf of the German Goethe Institute to support regional musical projects in India and Suidakra has been the first metal band ever that performed six shows there.
Now, on 16th November 2018, they will release their thirteenth album, Cimbric Yarns, that adopts a much calmer tone. Instead of their characteristic bombastic melodic death metal, the musicians impress with an acoustic, ambient masterpiece that takes the audience into a mystical land far before time.
Based on a fantasy world which was created during the artwork/soundtrack collaboration between the painter Kris Verwimp and Antonik on Realms Of Odoric, the Belgian artist explains: “Continuing the Realms of Odoric saga, Cimbric Yarns harks back to where it all began. Thousands of years before Odoric’s time, there existed an advanced civilization that perished in a great cosmic cataclysm. Cimbric Yarns is an attempt at recreating its mythology, inspired by ancient Celtic texts and megalithic sites from all over the world. It weaves a fine thread between history and fantasy, chronicling the fate of its main characters Cruàc, Arma and Aenea in 10 compelling acoustic songs.”
Needless to say, the overall visual concept and the epic artwork of the album was also done by Verwimp.
Among others, Mathias Zimmer (Perzonal War) – vocals, Sascha Aßbach (Fall Of Carthage) – vocals, Tina Stabel – vocals, Shir-Ran Yinon (New Model Army) -viola, violin, and Catalina Popa – flute, appear as guest musicians.
And by the way, if you ask yourself who or what Suidakra is…read the singer’s name backwards……
Cimbric Yarns is out November 16, 2018, on AFM Records.