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The Magus Readies New Album ‘Βυσσοδομώντας’ Featuring King Dude

The Magus is set to release his debut solo album via The Circle Music in October 2023, and it will feature none other than King Dude.

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King Dude and The Magus

The Magus, the veteran Greek metal musician known from Necromantia, Rotting Christ, and Yoth Iria, is set to release his debut solo album via The Circle Music in October 2023, and it’s going to feature none other than King Dude. The blue-eyed Mephistopheles with an acoustic guitar will be a guest vocalist on Βυσσοδομώντας (translates to “Conspiring in the Darkness” from Greek).

King Dude is known for his voice to “shift from haunting and vulnerable to thunderous near-Biblical fury in the space of a breath, marrying the sacred to the profane with pomp, circumstance, and a curled lip.”

King Dude said that he is “honoured and thrilled to play a role on this album for The Magus!”

The Magus commented:

“The instrumental track ‘Give the Devil His Due’ which was on the farewell Necromantia album, has a story behind it. Like all the songs I do… Therefore, I decided to tell you that story in the upcoming album of The Magus, entitled ‘Βυσσοδομώντας.’

“When I was working on it, together with our six-string wizard El, we felt that it should be a very special song so that the music itself tells the story also, not just the lyrics. And indeed we wrote something very special. A gem of devilish horror! However, there were some parts in the song that needed a very distinctive voice…

“King Dude, the master of dark spiritual acoustic folk music, was amongst the first names who came to our mind. I am deeply honored that he accepted our invitation to sing the parts and tell you himself a piece of our story. Not only because his voice fits like a glove but because we also share some similar occult interests and aesthetics. He did a magnificent work, truly artful and loyal to the song’s intense storytelling. You have been warned… Like serpents from the depths we rise…”

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