"Ithaca" has been originally released April 25th on CD by Metal on Metal Records, receiving a warm feedback from the fans. It is a concept album inspired by the 1911’s poem of the same title by a Greek poet, Konstantinos P. Kavafis (Constantine P. Cavafy), who used Odysseus's travel from the Trojan Wars back to his home-island as a metaphor for the journey of life; the goal is not important, but the journey itself. Stylistically, it's a mix of '80s epic heavy metal with '70s progressive rock, and some elements of doom.
With a specific, suitable mastering for vinyl, the release includes two exclusive 2010-live bonus tracks which have been explicitly chosen by the band for its quality and uniqueness. The first is a version of band’s own classic "War Tears"; the peculiarity of this version is that is sung in Italian, making the interpretation of singer Gianni Nepi particularly passionate. The second bonus is the long, touching piece "Deep Wake" another song that shows DARK QUARTERER’s incredible skills.
Besides over 70 minutes of stellar, progressive metal music, this deluxe DOUBLE LP GATEFOLD EDITION will also include a 4-page booklet with lyrics and a download-card. Estimated release-date is September 19th.
1. The Path of Life
2. Night Song
3. Mind Torture
6. Rage of Gods
7. Last Fight
9. War Tears (live) - BONUS TRACK
10. Deep Wake (live) - BONUS TRACK