MASK OF PROSPERO Feel a Long ‘Hiraeth’

Mask of Prospero are back with their second full-length album “Hiraeth.” The album is a powerful blend of metalcore and modern progressive metal.

Mask of Prospero about the album:  “Hiraeth in Welsh culture is a mixture of longing, referring to the sense of homesickness tinged with grief and sorrow over the loss. A yearning for that which has passed.

‘Hiraeth’ is our second full-length album. We tried to negotiate with our sense of social disconnection, embrace introversion and create a dark and moody atmosphere. Filled with heavy warm bass, emotional ambiance, and aggressive outbursts leading each song into a moral isolation. A musical journey towards ourselves, to our personal Horeeya (Arabic for freedom).

We extended this artistic concept beyond our music. The artwork of the album shows the duality of the Mother figure in perfect balance. Like in Kintsugi the valuable vessel -metaphorically the Mother- is restored with gold after the battle between herself. A perfect irony well fit for each person.”

Mask of Prospero are a Modern Metal band from Athens, Greece. It consists of five individuals driven by the safety of daydreaming and their passion for music, urging them to play like there is no tomorrow.

The band was formed in 2014 by Chris Kontoulis and Panos Kottaras and released their first EP “In Absence” later the following year. After small changes in the bands’ composition and the entry of new, stable members, they formed their final lineup which consists of Chris Kontoulis (Vocals), Panos Kottaras & Nick Letsios (Guitars), Aggelos Malisovas (Bass) and Andreas Kalogeras (Drums). They released their debut album” The Observatory” in April 2018, which marked a promised beginning for their musical path, giving them the chance to play shows besides bands like Tesseract and Thy Art is Murder.

Their musical identity is a blend of Djent and Metalcore vibes with cinematic arrangements and electronic textures. Vocals range from deafening growls to melodic pop lines.

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