As reported on Slicing Up Eyeballs, Dead Can Dance (who have played in the background of more of my rituals than I can count) will be releasing their next album on November 2nd. It is going to be:
a song cycle of seven movements representing different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult.
The band remarked that the story of Dionysus:
took shape as Brendan Perry became fascinated by long established spring and harvest festivals that had their origins in Dionysian religious practices throughout Europe. The presence of the religion was suppressed during the ideological control of Christianity and Islam since the Roman Empire, and so the influence that Dionysus still had on these festivals would continue to manifest itself albeit in a more censored form.
You can listen to the first track from it – “The Mountain” – here:
I can’t wait.