Darwin 2: A Frozen War will be released 6 November 2020, with the first single Nightmare Of My Dreams featuring Guthrie Govan, Simon Phillips, Billy Sheehan and Matt Bissonette available to watch below. The video has been directed by Nigel Dick.
The band told us: “We completed this album under extraordinary circumstances.
“The writing for the album continued as we wrapped ‘Origin of Species’ in 2018 and our worlds were turned upside down by wildfires and viral pandemics.
“We’re grateful to the amazing group of musicians, artists and professionals who participated in this project. Almost no aspect of the creative process was ‘typical’, with team members spread out around the world and often under lockdown.
“We had our instruments, our technologies and a passion for musical creativity. We hope that the emotion and resilience of this time period will come through these recordings.”
‘Darwin 2: A Frozen War’ continues the themes of its predecessor, ‘Origin Of Species’, with this new video centred around the recent Australian wildfires, where scenes from the video were shot.
1. Nightmare Of My Dreams
2. Future History
3. Eternal Life
4. A Frozen War
5. Another Year
It will also be available as a double Coloured Eco-Vinyl Gatefold LP with 30cm x 20cm poster. LP1 will be the standard album track listing, as above.
LP2 features new interpretations of various songs from the first two albums, highlighting the orchestral or unplugged performances of the earlier tracks.
They were all mixed and rearranged by mastermind Simon Phillips, and show a more delicate and emotional side to the DarWin recordings.
1. Escape the Maze (Orchestral)
2. Nightmare of My Dreams (Orchestral)
3. Slowly Melting (Unplugged)
4. Forever (Orchestral)
1. One Horizon (Unplugged)
2. Rise (Orchestral)
3. Last Chance (Orchestral)
4. Another Year (Acapella)