It has long been known for the Dutch Ex Libris is making a new record. the band was formed in 2004 by Dianne Van giersbergen. Recently, it was rumored that on Dianne’s birthday, June 3, comes with exciting informations.
That was happened today, so they released the title and cover of the disc and announced that they would launch a campaign too.
About the album you need to know that this is a 3-part concept album, the first part is only available on the campaign’s side!
The title of the trilogy is Ann!
The first part of the album is about Ann Boyle (Henry VIII’s most famous wife!).
The 2nd and 3rd part of the trilogy you can be pre-order through the campaign. If you pre-order them, you will support the band in the making of this trilogy.
So, click on the link and support the band to achieve their goals.
By clicking on the page, you can select the product you want to order from the right menu. In the middle you can find the band’s personal favorites.
“Our third album is a trilogy, each part of which tells a story.”
Ann is not only the title of the album, but the three parts are about three Women, linked by a name. All three stories are about another woman, she tells at other times and from other backgrounds, but all three women have a telling story. Those who know our Medea album there are stories that come to life through Dianne’s voice. The music of the three chapters will support the melodies and sounds of each story. The first chapter, containing almost 20 minutes of music, can be considered a mixture of modern and progressive metal. Chapters 2 and 3 will introduce different flavors. The whole album is characterized by singing colours, strong melodies, heavy riffs, progressive rhythms, surrounding atmospheres and high virtuosity.
The cover of each of the three sections will show the portrait of the woman’s story. At the end of the story, the three covers will be combined with a trilogy. The album’s artwork was designed by the 2D artist and illustrator Jelle Steenhuisen. Steenhuisen is often known as an illustration artist specializing in character design, making Ann a perfect graphic designer. We are looking forward to putting graphics in chapters 2 and 3 on paper, but first for the first part, Ann Boleyn.
“Our hands have solidified our starry love …”
Then who was Anna Boleyn? Well, Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as King Henry VIII’s second wife. Henry’s marriage, and Ann’s subsequent decapitation, made him a key player in the political and religious upheaval that was the beginning of the English Reformation.
Our story begins in 1526 when Ann returns to Hampton Court and Henry VIII. will be in love with her.
Ann was the produced by the Dutch Joost van den Broek, from Sandlane Recording Facilities.
Van Den Broek is well-known in the progressive and symphonic metallic world and we are happy to see him on board. He has previously worked with performers such as After Forever, Ayreon, Epica, Mayan, Powerwolf, Rewamp, Passion Stream, VUUR, Xandria and many others.
Joost van den Broek
Sandlane Recording Facilities started in 2009 in Rijen, the Netherlands, a state-of-the-art studio. Stunning acoustics and a wide selection of high-end equipment.
The studio is the second home of Joost van den Broek producer, and Jos Driessen musician and home for diverse artists and musicians. More info here!
Learn more about the other two episodes:
The first part, Ann Boleyn, will be release in July this year.
The second part will be record in 2019.
The third part of the album, which will also available in vinyl format plans to record at the end of summer 2019.
In the next section, you can see the shipping rates!
The cover of Ann Boleyn