After seven years of musical silence, US progressive power metal quintet Theocracy has risen to release their latest full-length, “Mosaic”, out today on Atomic Fire Records. To commemorate the record’s official release, the band is pleased to unveil a lyric video for the track ‘Flicker,’ crafted by Ingo Spörl at Hard Media.
Lead vocalist Matt Smith comments: “‘Flicker’ was one of the first tracks written for the “Mosaic” album. A fish-out-of-water tale of brutal honesty, the lyrics are a bit more straightforward and candid than usual from me, but that’s what felt most authentic in the moment. Musically, it’s aggressive, melodic, and fast, and sits somewhere slightly different for us, I think. It seemed like an obvious choice for the opening track of the record.”
The ten new hymns comprising the album were recorded, produced, and mixed by Theocracy‘s own Matt Smith at Theocracized Studios and Full Moon Studios in Athens, Georgia and rounded out by the skillful mastering engineers Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge in New York City. The album title is brilliantly showcased by its stained-glass window-like artwork by Steven Howard.
“Mosaic” is available on digipak CD (EU), jewel case CD (US), vinyl on three color variants (Orange/Black Marbled, Transparent/Blue, and Crystal Clear/Black High Melt), and digital formats. It is available now HERE.
For more than twenty years, Matt Smith has been pouring his life blood into Theocracy, creating a legacy and back catalog that grants him a space to breathe and develop his vision. Formed in 2002 to spread their majestic metal in the likes of Stratovarious, Sonata Arctica, and Symphony X, Theocracy released four critically acclaimed studio albums, building a loyal fanbase as well. Now teaming up with Atomic Fire Records, the band are more than ready to take Theocracy to the next level.