2LP - Black Vinyl with 12-page full size Art Book. Artwork by Khomatech.
The Blood of Heroes is an amalgamation of artists reenvisioning worlds first created in the Rutger Hauer film by the same name. In “Nine Cities”, the trilogy is completed. The first self-titled album depicted the PRESENT post-apocalypse as depicted in the film. The second album, The Waking Nightmare, showed the world during the actual apocalypse in the PAST that led to the times in the film. This third album is the FUTURE - further past even postapocalypse - "Nine Cities buried deep underground" - what had survived, and how did these cities evolve beyond the world-ending criteria of their creation and burial?
Past the film inspired storyline, we have for the first time in many years, 2 members of the original Napalm Death collaborating with each other: guitarist Justin K. Broadrick is joined by Scorn beat master Mick Harris. With Submerged on bass, and Enduser on keyboards, the frame is set. Joined by all the artists depicted below, including returning vocalist Dr. Israel, and Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell, this cast is full of surprising interactions, all masterfully mixed by Dadub’s Daniele Antezza.
Original artwork is an extended booklet by Khomatech; these Nine Cities are a world of their own, illustrated by one of the masters of fantasial art.
2. New Orleans
4. Skara Brae
6. Kata Tjuta
7. La Guerra
8. Lower Atlantis