We finally have something from Barren Earth with new singer Jón Aldará. Today they have posted a brand self-titled track from their new upcoming album "On Lonely Towers". This album will be in stores on March 24, 2015 by Century Media Records.
Olli-Pekka Laine, the bassist, had this to say about the progress of the new album:
During the writing process of the album, we did many things from a totally new perspective. If there ever was a certain pattern in a basic Barren Earth song, this time we consciously tried to think things differently. Many other things changed too, some of them unintentionally, some of them willfully. A new production team, a new front man, a new record label... The list goes on.
With the first song representing the album, we make no exception. Instead of putting out a song in a typical verse-chorus form, we thought that this 3-piece boulder would stand for the album better. It demands some concentration from the listener, but patience is rewarded in the end! So there you are, the title track of the upcoming album, On Lonely Towers.
Jón Aldará, the vocalist, chimed in:
On Lonely Towers can be considered a centrepiece of the album concept; stringing together the different storylines from the other songs, uniting the main characters and finally bringing a sense of hope to their struggles. It is also the song which inspired Travis Smiths beautifully crafted album cover.