Attalus have released “Post Tenebras Lux”, their brand new album as of today. You can also purchase on CD/Digital right here from the band. [Bio] Formed in May of 2010, Attalus is a five-piece band from Raleigh, N.C. The band consists of Chris Sierra (drums/vocals), John Sierra (guitar/vocals), Evan King (guitar/vocals), John Amos (bass/vocals), and Seth Davey (piano/lead vocals).
Since the release of their home-recorded debut ep, “The Greater Tide,” in December, 2010, Attalus have established themselves as one of Raleigh’s reputable local bands. Known for passionate live performances and a rigorous work ethic, they have already played alongside bands such as Hawthorne Heights, Anarbor, Amely, Sanctus Real, Manic Drive, Remedy Drive, Conditions, and Divided By Friday – along with local friends, The Future is Me and the Ethnographers. While Attalus continues to increase their influence in North Carolina, they are also ready to step out and reach a wider audience.
They are currently in the process of releasing a new concept album called Post Tenebras Lux (after darkness, light). During the planning for the album, the band realized they didn’t have the money needed to fund the project. After only ten days of raising money on kickstarter, friends and fans had donated 3,000 dollars to the cause! The strength of this support inspired Attalus to make the album bigger and better than it was initially intended to be. When first conceived, it was meant to be a 5-song Summer EP. But during the writing process it evolved into a full-length album composed of the most musically complex and lyrically stimulating songs Attalus has written to date.
Post Tenebras Lux will deal with some of the difficult issues that every person at some point and in some way struggles with. Issues such as the intellectual and spiritual struggle between faith and reason or the timeless philosophical question of why God allows evil are just a few. From the dark, riveting head-banger, “Night,” which starts off the album to the dynamic, piano-driven ballad, “Let There be Light,” which concludes the album, the listener will be taken on a musical rollercoaster while being forced to intellectually deal with his or her own conceptions and misconceptions of faith, doubt, and God’s grace.
Expect Post Tenebras Lux November 18th, 2011
Listen: Attalus “Shadows of Doubt”