Symphonic metal outfit Ad Infinitum will release its second album, “Chapter II – Legacy,” on Oct. 29, 2021, via Napalm Records. A video for the album’s first single, “Unstoppable,” can be seen below, along with the cover artwork and track listing. Pre-order the album here.
“We are very happy to finally unveil the first track from our upcoming album, ‘Chapter II – Legacy,'” the band said. “Saying that we’ve been impatient to share our work on this record is an understatement. We hope you will enjoy–as much as we do–the first taste of an album that represents the evolution and growth of the band very well.”
With its debut album, “Chapter I – Monarchy” (2020), brought to life in the middle of a global pandemic, Ad Infinitum reached millions of plays on streaming platforms. Furthermore, frontwoman Melissa Bonny consistently is drawn to exciting musical collaborations, as she recently unveiled the new band The Dark Side of the Moon and its bittersweet reinterpretation of Florence & The Machine’s “Game of Thrones” soundtrack song, “Jenny of Oldstones”. In addition, Bonny’s feature with Feuerschwanz on the song “Ding” (Seed-cover) has gained over 2.6 million views on YouTube since its release. Now, she sets her focus back to her main musical force as Ad Infinitum–with Adrian Thessenvitz (guitars), Korbinian Benedict (bass) and Niklas Müller (drums)–prepares to unveil its new opus, “Chapter II – Legacy.”
The record is a melting pot of different influences and a contrast between heavy riffs, sometimes even djent/metalcore-like touches and catchy hook lines and melodies, giving the band’s sophomore album a modern and timeless touch. The lyrics have, just like on the debut album, been inspired by a historical figure. The paradoxical life and afterlife of Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, inspired the themes and questions of this album.
“’Chapter II – Legacy’ holds a very special place in our heart,” the band said. “It represents months and months of hard work of four bandmates, for a result that we are proud to call ‘self-produced.’ For this record, we decided to work without the influence of an external producer during the songwriting process and to team up with Elias Holmlid for the beautiful and epic orchestrations and of course with Jacob Hansen who recorded [vocals], mixed, mastered and participated to the post production. A younger and heavier sound that defines Ad Infinitum like never before.”
4. Your Enemy
5. Afterlife (feat. Nils Molin)
8. Into the Night
9. Son of Wallachia
10. My Justice, Your Pain
“Chapter II – Legacy” will be available in the following formats:
-1 CD Digipak
-1 LP Gatefold BLACK
-1 CD Digipak + Patch (limited to 200 copies worldwide)