Italian Symphonic Death Metal band, Genus Ordinis Dei, have just released another instalment from their absolutely insanely incredible ambitious music series (album) Glare of Deliverance, which is set for release on December 4th 2020.
Episodes 1-3 where released throughout the year, telling us all a story about Eleanor who is persecuted by the Holy Inquisition. Upon it's announcement, we labelled it as the most ambitious album of 2020 and we stick by that to this day.
Episode 4: Examination
Examination continues the story of Eleanor, picking up where the previous episode "Edict" left off. The Cross has her in their clutches at the Citadel, and The Inquisitor wants to know the truth, at any cost. His eyes peer and penetrate Eleanor's mind but the truth is hidden inside her and she won't bit the fruit of guilt. Blood will tell though, her blood. Is there no escape for Eleanor?
The band spoke about the new episode, starting with Vocalist & Guitarist Nick Key:
"In this episode, we introduce a new character, The Inquisitor. I performed the part, and it was a lot of fun to play this elegant yet creepy character. The Inquisitor is an important figure in the story and you will see more of him in future episodes. The dinner scene is a metaphor of an examination, where The Inquisitor tries to force Eleanor to confess her guilt of dealing with the devil (represented by the apple). Emilia Scarpati Fanetti (who plays Eleanor) showed us all her talent in this episode with a full range of emotions from frustration to fear." - Nick Key
Guitarist Tommy Monticelli adds: "We chose the amazing Malpaga Castle, near Bergamo. It is a medieval castle only 30 minutes from our hometown. We were able to secure the whole castle at our disposal for the entire day! It has basically no modern elements, perfectly preserved as it was in the fifteenth century and that made filming easy with no need for post-edits like removing signs, wires and other modern objects. We had one full day to shoot footage for more than two episodes and that was the hardest part. Everyone in the crew worked hard with no breaks all day long to make it happen and we're enormously proud of them!" - Tommy Monticelli
Glare of Deliverance is the bands third full-length album. It features 10 episodes that we believe you should all check out when its released on December 4th 2020.
"Genus Ordinis Dei is the most ambitious band that we've come across yet. We've never seen anything like this, and they've absolutely smashed it so far. Bring on December 4th!" - Rock Lifestyle Worldwide
Watch Episode 4: Examination