GENUS ORDINIS DEI Announce Second Metal Music Series And Concept Album ‘The Beginning’


GENUS ORDINIS DEI are back with a new metal music series and full-length concept album entitled The Beginning.

The band unveiled their “Changing Star” music video & single via Eclipse Records. “Changing Star” is the first video episode and single from The Beginning which is scheduled to be released on December 8, 2023 via Eclipse Records with distribution via The Orchard. The album was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tommaso Monticelli at Sonitus Studio in Crema, Italy. The video series was directed by GENUS ORDINIS DEI, and filmed by Steve Saints.

The Beginning is the fourth studio album from symphonic death metal band GENUS ORDINIS DEI, which redefines the way we listen to music and process cinematic theater. In simpler terms, the final product is an exceptional twelve-track album and a stunning set of representative videos called “Episodes,” that directly address the way we use our senses. Interspliced in a clever foreshadowing technique, are images of blood pouring over a stone, advancing like the crooked fingers of some skeletal miscreant, and when the Brother character starts singing, we are startled into the recognition that this is not merely some standard high-quality film, but the vibrant offspring we get from a brilliant, well-produced metal album.

Symbolically, the parallel is clear. We are watching exquisite savages at the dawn of existence, who are shockingly similar to us in terms of their passion, physicality, and natural tendencies toward glorified violence. More thematically, Genus Ordinis Dei shows us quite clearly that brutality is the lifeblood of society, as we still so ironically fool ourselves with carefully crafted social constructs. The Beginning is not just music. It is an experience. A red dawn. An awakening.

Changing Star” is the first episode of The Beginning, which introduces a Brother and a Sister character at the dawn of mankind, navigating a beautiful, brutal wilderness scarred with cannibalism and savagery. Visually gorgeous, the wide shots and slow-motion close-ups of the video component are emotionally stunning, while musically, we are provided the beginning of an epic metal symphony featuring a climactic mix of growl and traditional vocals.

“We decided to shoot the video of this song after listening to the beautiful melody of the track’s chorus and the great feeling of travel that the portamento of the piece gives you. We were looking for a song that perfectly represented the first episode of the series and ‘Changing Star’ was perfect” says lead vocalist and guitarist Nick K.

Guitarist and producer Tommy Monticelli continues, “The video was shot in many locations and traveling with the team for all these kilometers was a real adventure. In particular, shooting the cannibalism scene was a mix of emotions and strong sensations. We literally doused the whole mountain with fake blood, still wondering how the local community, once they got there, didn’t start chasing a serial killer. Ha ha ha! Then the experience on the Pordoi Pass at 3000 meters, shooting half-naked scenes in this lunar landscape was like living an absurd dream. Luckily for us we found mild and sunny days, otherwise we would have suffered the pains of hell from the cold. Providence kisses the bold!”