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    Posted: August 28 2018 at 14:16
Art Against Agony has announced their new album "Shiva Appreciation Society" on their website and Facebook page (July 23):
The release of the album is scheduled for later this year, and pre-order is expected to be available soon.
SAS is going to be the third album of the progressive metal/jazz band - the first featuring mridangam drumming by the_maximalist, who already appeared live with the band since last year - and follows last year's release of two EPs ("The forgotten story" and "Russian Tales"). 
Tha band has also shared pictures and snippets from a forthcoming video for a single lifted from the album.
Bass duties appear to have passed from the_heretic to the_twin.

The Germany-based international art collective has also announced (August 22) the dates for a "Shiva Appreciation European Tour 2018" that will visit countries including Germany, France and Austria.


Edited by mangoo - August 28 2018 at 14:18
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Album tracklist:

01 introduction
02 nothing to declare!
03 nandi
04 katz
05 pumpkin thief
06 emissary
07 feste

08 voerman interlude

09 write a word: thc
10 write a sentence: the headbanger's confusion
11 lemon tree
12 hulullululu pt. 2
13 house built on sand
14 queen's lullaby

(bonus 1) coffee for the queen - extended edition
(bonus 2) above the clouds (feat. the_sorcerer)


Personnel:

the_band:
the_sorcerer / lead_guitar, piano
the_machinist / rhythm_guitar
the_twin / bass
the_malkavian / drums
the_maximalist / mridangam, kanjira
the_surgeon / piano_live

the_crew:
the_heretic / consulting
the_architect / photography
the_glasses / japan_supervision
the_harlequin / merch, conundrums
the_void / design, videography
the_switch / live_visuals
the_sidekick / roadie, marketing


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AAA just released a video for SAS' song "Nandi":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=razSQkKYnAc

According to AAA's statement on their Facebook page: 
"Within the video, we narrate our version of Plato's allegory of the cave: What you see in the materialistic world is merely an image - bodies, faces and names, that appear for a short time in flesh, yet with death and destruction very soon dissolve and disappear again. [...]"

The full version of the song (contained in the album) features a guest solo by HAKEN's Richard Henshall. 
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Shiva Appreciation Society was released on October 5th, 2018.

Here is the statement from the band [05.10.2018]: 
together with some early reviews of the album [02.10.2018].

AAA have also started their European tour in support of the new album on September 28th with a show in Stuttgart (DE).
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