August 4th, 2017
Five years after the release of the third full-length album "The Kingdom Come", a new Sagittarius release is scheduled for September 2017. Pre-orders are now accepted through Bandcamp and the web-shop.
"Aithiopis" is a six-track tone poem, taking its title from one of the lost parts of the "Epic Cycle", a large collection of eight Ancient Greek poems telling the story of the Trojan War, of which only the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", both attributed to Homer, survived the stream of history.
The initial poem, attributed to the poet Arctinus Milesius and said to be written in the early 8th century BC, is lost. Its contents is only known through a summary in the "Chrestomathy" of Proclus (dated approx. 140 AD). The lost text is substituted with lyrics taken from the "Posthomerica" by Quintus Smyrnaeus, arranged and spoken in Classical Greek by Acherontas V.Priest (Acherontas, Shibalba).
The first print of "Aithiopis" will be released under the band’s own imprint Die Neue Runde in a specially designed limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, presented in a Digipack and featuring several exclusive accompaniments. The CD will be wrapped in a black satin pouch and will include a set of exclusively designed art cards that depict historical portrayals related to "Aithiopis", plus a small 19th century literary fragment related to the Trojan myths. .
For further information, feel free to visit to visit the Aithiopis microsite: www.sagittarius.de/aithiopis