Mammoth new album from Italy’s widely acclaimed NERO DI MARTE. A sprawling 60 minute epic of intelligent, dynamic and atmospheric metal. An engaging, heavy hitting tour-de-force for appreciators of Gorguts, Mastodon, Tool and Neurosis. Bologna, Italy-based atmospheric metal quartet NERO DI MARTE will release "Derivae," the highly anticipated follow-up to their self-titled debut, this October. The album's title, taken from the Italian phrase "andare alla Deriva" ("to go adrift"), correlates with its lyrical themes, which vocalist Sean Worrell describes as "tragically searching for something that maybe isn't there...letting yourself go and becoming swayed by the unknown."
Three years in the making, "Derivae" was recorded, mixed and mastered using 100% analog and without use of any digital post-processing with Riccardo "Paso" Pasini at Studio73 (Ephel Duath, Void of Sleep). Keep an eye out for further details in the coming weeks.
Critical acclaim came pouring in for their 2013 Prosthetic debut, including a near-perfect review from Revolver (which described the band as the "gifted and talented love child of 'Leviathan'-era Mastodon and latter-day Death"). NERO DI MARTE has since continued to keep audiences in awe appearing on treks throughout Europe with acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, as well as completing their first ever North American jaunt supporting Gorguts and Origin.