One of the leading German pagan metal bands, BLACK MESSIAH, returns with a new studio album. The new release, entitled “First War Of The World”, marks the bands´ first concept album ever. BLACK MESSIAH take us on a journey back to where it all began: to witness the first war of the world. According to Northern Mythology this battle was fought between the gods dynasties of the Æsir (Odin, Thor) and the Vanir (Tyr etc.)
To give the perfect soundtrack for this epic battle also BLACK MESSIAH´s music has become more epic, and despite the heaviness it´s also melodic and very atmospheric. In professional narrator Tom Zahner (who is well-known as a storyteller) BLACK MESSIAH found a great addition for the spoken parts of “First War Of The World”. But not enough, the band managed to secure the services of professional baritone Markus “Monk” Wahlers, who appears in the songs “Das Unterpfand” and “Andacht”, where he slips into the role of giant Mime.
“First War Of The World” is the most ambitioned BLACK MESSIAH album to date. Their old fans will love this record, as it has all trademarks that BLACK MESSIAH are known for, but many new fans will follow due to the more accessible sound. Watch out for BLACK MESSIAH in 2009!