“Call Of The Sirens” is the fourth installment in the legacy of CRAVING – an epic extreme metal band hailing from Germany. Following the successful album “By The Storm”, the band furiously continues their concept of melodic black metal and melodic death metal with a portion of traditional heavy metal epicness, and is ready to take stages of any size in a rageful death march.
This time, the record features 8 catchy to-the-point core songs and two bonus cover songs on the CD version of the album: “Shum” by the Ukranian electro-folk band Go_A and “El Diablo” by the Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou.
The lyrics on the album feature four different languages: German, English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Events in the band’s lives, the world, and in our society, which is more and more striving towards psychopathy, have inspired the band to write this album. “Call Of The Sirens” is metaphorically following the irresistible voices of the sirens, the mythical creatures mentioned in Greek and many other mythologies, which lured people in by seductive behavior and ultimately killed them.
The album’s title song is about a modern-day siren – a narcissist. You won’t find any Pagan or Celtic legends in any songs by CRAVING, but events from the band’s lives deeply rooted in social dilemmas. Dive deep into the world of apathy, mental terrorism, and despair with CRAVING.
Led by Ivan Chertov, CRAVING is forged by Jonas Papmeier, a highly talented guitarist from Hamburg, as well as the best metal drummer from Germany, holding the unofficial world record in playing blast beats at 250 bpm for over 20 minutes straight, Wanja “Nechtan” Gröger.
The album was produced by CRAVING and once again mixed by Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (Necrophagist, Finsterforst, The Spirit, Imperium Dekadenz etc.)
As always, the cover artwork was created by the band’s long-term friend and designer Andrej Bartulović / All Things Rotten. The cover incorporates all song titles, with the focus on the title track “Call Of The Sirens”: The siren is trying to stop the man in the painting by using force, but the mighty wanderer won’t stop and pulls through. If you look closely, you can find further details in the painting referring to other song titles of the album.
01 – Mich packt die Wut
02 – Call Of The Sirens
03 – Death March
04 – Maiden Of The Sun (Дева Солнца II)
05 – Blood Ov Franconia
06 – Gods Don’t Negotiate (Feat. Marek “Ashok” Šmerda)
07 – Prayer For The Rain
08 – Star By Star
09 – El Diablo (Elena Tsagrinou Cover)
10 – Shum (Go_A Cover)
– Ivan Chertov – Vocals, Guitars, Orchestrations
– Jonas Papmeier – Guitars
– Leonid Rubinstein – Session Bass
– Wanja Gröger – Drums
– Michelle Bouma: Vocals on “Call Of The Sirens”
– Esther Sarai Devries: Vocals on “Call Of The Sirens”
– Theresa Winterhalter: Vocals on “Death March”
– Anita Janukiewicz: Vocals on “Shum”
– Marek “Ashok” Šmerda (Cradle Of Filth): Guitar solo on “Gods Don’t Negotiate”
– Fabian Mofid: Orchestrations on “Prayer For The Rain”