Ulver have announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “Flowers Of Evil,” on August 28. With this news, the band have also revealed that their new book, “Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story,” will be released on the same day. Here’s the cover art and track listing for “Flowers Of Evil”:
“Flowers Of Evil” Track Listing:
01. “One Last Dance”
02. “Russian Doll”
03. “Machine Guns And Peacock Feathers”
04. “Hour Of The Wolf”
05. “Apocalypse 1993”
06. “Little Boy”
08. “A Thousand Cuts”
Ulver said the following about the record:
“In the midst of the forest, the floor is littered with monstrous heads and mythical figures, frozen in torturous combat or threatened by wild beasts. A dragon fights a dog and a wolf. A lion sinks its teeth into the fire-breathing monster’s chest.
This sacred grove, near Bomarzo in Lazio, Italy, reveals the nightmare vision of Vicino Orsini, a sixteenth century nobleman. It’s a forest of symbols, suggesting a civilisation overrun by the beasts, demons and monsters of the primordial world. Soon after Orsini’s death, trees began to close in on these many peculiar beings, and green moss would eventually seize them. Slowly, nature finished what he had started.
‘Flowers of Evil‘, the new studio album from ‘Ulver‘, finds the wolf pack exploring the fear and wonder of mankind’s fall from redemption. Visions similar to those of Orsini come to mind, as untamed life abounds…”
They also added the following about “Wolves Evolve: The Ulver Story”:
“We’ve been talking about making a book – the Ulver story – for years. First for our 15th anniversary, then for our 20th anniversary, and now, after well over a quarter of a century, the time has come. We’ve been riding this beast for the greater part of our lives, and the future is not what it used to be.”