Singapore’s Melodic Death Metallers ASSAULT are releasing their second single Minerva. The song has taken from upcoming album In Aevum Et IIustrata (In the Age of the Enlightened). The album will be released on 30 June 2021 via Eastbreath Records.
Vocalist Clarence shares about the album theme and the song: “The Bavarian Illuminati were formed by Adam Weishaupt and four other students in 1776. The group used the Owl of Minerva as their official symbol. The title and lyrical concept of this song is based on the roman goodness of wisdom ‘Minerva’ and the intertwined relationship it had with the Bavarian Illuminati.”
The album also featured a guest appearance by Andy Gillion from Mors Principium Est on the track 1788.
Noh – Guitar
Clarence – Vocal
Hanesh – Guitar
Mitch – Drums
Syaz – Bass
ASSAULT was formed in June 2006 by vocalist Clarence and later joined by guitarist Hanesh and bassist Syaz. After several lineup changes, rhythm guitarist Noh joined the band in March 2010. Newest member Mitch (drums) joined the band on January 2019. The group debut 4-track EP, titled ‘The Exceptions of the Rebellions’ was released in 2011. The EP recorded and mixed by Cedric Chew, Inversion Studio. The EP garnered many positive reviews from reputable heavy metal website & magazine worldwide like Heavy Metal Tribune and Decibel Magazine. The same year, ASSAULT toured heavily to support their EP release in South East Asia.
The band first full-length album ‘The Fallen Reich’ was released in 2017 worldwide by Transcending Obscurity Asia, again with mixing/mastering by Cedric Chew, Inversion Studio. The album garnered attention worldwide and received critical acclaims and recognition such as the “Best Release of the Year – Singapore” awarded by Global Metal Apocalypse in December 2017. In January 2018, its debut album ‘The Fallen Reich’ made it onto Bandwagon top 45 standout Singapore music release. The released followed another tour through South-East Asia and Mongolia. The band was the first South-East Asia band to perform in the annual “Noise Metal Festival” held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.