‘Know Peace’ Aktaion Unveil Second Single From New Album ‘Above Empires’
Taken from their forthcoming new album, Swedish melodic metal outfit Aktaion have unveiled a killer new single ‘Know Peace’ from their long awaited third album Above Empires, slated for release next month.
In a throwback to more a recognisable Aktaion root, the Swedes hit the sweet spot with their renowned majestic chorus trait but make this particular song bigger than ever. The band describe ‘Know Paece’ as “the perfect combination between heavy and melodic.” The track also features an outro solo by Jonatan Ney in what the band cite as his best ever with the band to date.
Watch ‘Know Peace’ Here:
The brand new single is out now, and available on all major streaming platforms ahead of the forthcoming full length slated for release August 23rd.
Above Empires is the third Aktaion full length following 2015’s Throne and 2016’s Parade of Nature. “With this album the main goal we wanted to achieve was to get straight to the point!” states guitarist Francis Larsson. “Riffs; straight to the point, song structures; straight to the point, lyrics; straight to the point. Before, we ventured into longer songs with many layers but this time we wanted to challenge ourselves in exploring fewer elements in each song, and getting the most out of each riff and melody. This album is also a first for Aktaion as we, in contrast to our first two albums, went into a studio. We collaborated with Studio Fredman and Obsidian Recording Studios for the recording, and mixing and mastering together with Fredrik Nordström. With this album we really took our time with writing and pre-production as we had almost a whole year to prepare for the studio. We recorded several versions of the songs, and from an early stage worked together with Robert Kukla at Obsidian Recording Studios. In the end we surpassed everything we done in the past in terms of sound and songs. This is the ultimate Aktaion experience.”
Watch debut single ‘In The Blink Of Eye’ Here:
Pre-Order Above Empires: http://www.aktaion.net