German thrashers Paradox have announced that their long-awaited eighth studio album, Heresy II - End Of A Legend, will be released in 2021 via AFM Records. It will be the band's first full-length record since 2016's Pangea, and serves as a sequel to the band's classic 1989 album Heresy.
The band issued the following info regarding the upcoming record: "Dear friends, it's time to give you a quick update on the upcoming new album. Its done! Heresy II - End Of A Legend will be released via AFM Records in 2021! The story concept and the lyrics were written by Peter Vogt, who was also responsible for the lyrics of our debut album Product Of Imagination (1987) and Heresy (1989).
"How does it sound? Well, don't expect that we tried hard to sound like the 80's because we didn't want to copy ourselves and rest on old laurels. Don't worry, because we managed to combine all of Paradox's strengths on this album to consolidate our own style. With the first song you blindly recognize which band is playing here. It's 100% Paradox!
"With 75 minutes of playing time, it's actually almost a double album, but you had to wait 5 years for a new record. Therefore we allow ourselves to present you a little more music. It can be long if it's good and yes ... it's fucking great! Soon we will also unveil the tracklist and the cover artwork by Travis Smith.
"We would like to thank our record company AFM Records for the good cooperation and trust over the past 21 years! Our very special thanks goes to you, the fans, for your loyal support over the past 35 years!"