Greek Power-Prog Metal band, FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE, have released a new single and music video for the song ‘LOVE ENFORCER‘. The track is taken from the new album ‘Atlantis‘, which will be released on 9th October 2020 in physical and digital format via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records under exclusive licence from Metal Mad Music
This song came out one morning like running water, all at once. The structure reminded me a little bit of “Future World“, the killer song of PRETTY MAIDS, we all know and love. As soon as I presented it to my band mates, we all knew it would be our first single.
It is fast and direct, the right single type in other words. It has to do with the sick role of overprotecting mothers over their sons, that choke their creativity and chain their will forever.” – comment by Fotis Sotiropoulos.
FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE new album ‘Atlantis‘ was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (Septicflesh, Rotting Christ, Innerwish). Mastered by George Nerantzis (Pain Of Salvation, Abbath, Dark Funeral, Gus G). The cover artwork by Yiannis Koutrikas, one of Greece‘s greater and most famous artists, is an original painting, a real masterpiece.
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1. Love Enforcer
2. Lords of Death
4. Holding a Breath
5. Silence of Our Words
7. Seventh Son
10. Hector’s Last Fight
11. Time For Rage
12. The Road Unknown
The Return of the Greek Power-Prog Masters FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE ! ‘Atlantis‘ includes 50 minutes of Power-Prog Metal, 12 tracks, 10 full songs and 2 small instrumentals.
The lyrical themes vary from ancient Hellenic mythology like the mythical ancient king Theseus in “Seventh Son“, or the legendary duel of Trojan prince Hector with mighty Achilles in “Hector’s Last Fight“, to Spartacus as the everlasting symbol of struggle for freedom against tyranny and oppression in his self-titled song and comic hero Conan, as seen in the 1982 movie masterpiece of John Milius in “Vengeance“, or a quick reference to fierce Viking warriors in “Lords of Death“. Furthermore, there are other songs with a social-sensitive view describing problems like the one of overprotecting mothers in “Love Enforcer“, or school bullying in “Time for Rage” and the problems of human communication in “Silence of Our Words“. Last but not least, there is the self-titled “Atlantis” which is an allegory for all those things that you yearn and desire and you seek your entire life but you never reach, like a femme fatale, always in vain and a beautiful ballad called “The Road Unknown” which refers to unfulfilled dreams.
FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE is:
Tasos Lazaris – Vocals
Fotis Sotiropoulos – Lead Guitars
Themis Gourlis – Rhythm Guitars
George Georgiou – Keyboards
Alex Stavrakas – Bass
Dimitris Kapoukakis – Drums
vercoming all drawbacks, FORTRESS UNDER SIEGE, entered Devasoundz Studios, Athens Greece, with producer Fotis Benardo, and although the tough decision to replace the singer Mike Livas almost at the end of the recordings and record all vocals right from the beginning had to be taken, the band manage to deliver the heaviest album of its history. In this album entitled “Atlantis”, Tasos Lazaris shifted from guitars to vocals while Themis Gourlis will be the band’s new rhythm guitarist. “Atlantis” will be released by ROAR Rock Of Angels Records, on October 9, 2020.
The lyrical power prog metal adventure continues…