The English midlands extreme metal quintet recently revealed details about their forthcoming release, A Monster In Mourning, slated for release 17th August 2015. Now Gehtika have unveiled the album artwork which can be seen below.
“The artwork was created by an insanely talented friend of ours, Scott Davidson,” states vocalist Anthony Knight. “We worked with him on our Impossible Question EP and the ‘Stack The Pyres’ single so, as with the the Owen Davies, our album producer, we had to go back to him for this.”
“Infinitely talented and a true gent to work with; Scott is amazing at creating fantasy artwork so we knew this would be a project he’d really get stuck into. Myself and our guitarist Scott [Allen] met up with him to go through the story, lyrics and overall concept and he went away and created a bunch of sketches which we really struggled to choose from! We eventually/reluctantly managed to narrow it down though and he’s produced the album artwork depicting the Prince character (aka the ‘Monster In Mourning’) plus two other pieces which are only available in the limited edition version of the album.”
A Monster In Mourning follows a concept the band had initially explored on previous single release ‘Stack The Pyres’ (which has been re-recorded for the album).
“As a band, this album is a big deal!” exclaims Anthony. “We’ve wanted to get another album under our belts for some time; we had a relatively quiet 2014, except for being given the opportunity to play the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock (which was amazing!) so although we’ve been desperate to put out a new release we certainly didn’t want to rush it! We put in a ton of time at the studio writing (some may say too much time…) and dissected every bit of every track until we were confident they were perfect. A massive amount of time and effort has gone into making this; we wanted to create something special that we and our fans can all be really proud of.”
“Personally, this album has been huge amount of fun to write and has allowed me to try a few things, both lyrically and creatively, that I’ve always wanted to try! Not only have I had the opportunity to make every track part of the story, but I’ve been able to flesh out all of the characters in the book, something I’ve really enjoyed and am extremely proud of – I can’t wait for people to hear what we’ve created musically and also get immersed in the story… hopefully everyone enjoys reading the lyrics and story as much as we did writing it all!”
A Monster In Mourning is out 17th August 2015.