Dead Can Dance Release New Track ‘The Mountain’

Taken from their album Dionysus, which is out on 2nd November, the Australian Duo released ‘Act II : The Mountain’. 

The new album consists of two acts, which represent the seven movements of legend. Instrumentals incorporate folk, chants and field recordings, which has a worldwide inspiration.

‘The Mountain’ is the first single taken from the sound explosive album, which is the first movement of the second act, Brendan Perry stated, furthering with the fact: “the listener will find themselves visiting Mount Nysa. This mountain was Dionysus’ place of birth, where he was raised by the centaur Chiron, from whom he learned chants and dances together with Bacchic rites and initiations.”

Dionysus was sparked with Perry’s religion and rituals, which birthed a unique twist and dual nature. Names of the different acts are as follows:

ACT I : Sea Borne – Liberator of Minds – Dance of the Bacchantes
ACT II : The Mountain – The Invocation – The Forest – Psychopomp

Dead Can Dance will embark upon an elongated European tour, where they will cover the following dates:

May 02: Le Liberte, Rennes, France
May 04 / 05: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
May 07 / 08: Cirque Royale, Brussels, Belgium
May 10 / 11: Grand Rex, Paris, France
May 13 / 14: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
May 16 / 17: Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
May 20 / 21: Barts, Barcelona, Spain
May 23 / 24: Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal
May 26 / 27: Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy
June 16: Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
June 18 / 19: Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany
June 21 / 22: Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
June 24: Kongresove Centrum Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
June 26: Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary
June 28: Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia
June 30: Roman Theatre Of Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria