15 Years Ago: PANTHEIST release Amartia

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15 Years Ago: PANTHEIST release Amartia

The idea of doing this album has been there since early 2000 I believe. They were my first musical ideas for Pantheist, so I had the chance to work on them for a long time. We wanted to record Amartia around the time of our '1000 years' demo, but with only two persons in the band at that stage, we thought it would be too ambitious and lengthy an endeavor, so we concentrated on producing a shorter demo. With time, ideas were also added by the other band members (some of which stayed, some others left), so that this has become our most complete and distinctive work thus far.

Kostas Panagiotou / Pantheist interview, Metal Storm, 2005

PANTHEIST released their second album, Amartia, on this day in 2005 through Finnish label Firedoom Music.

...we have always considered making music as a form of personal expression, rather than a way of trying to fit in a genre and be liked by certain fans. We trust our instinct and do what we feel is what we should do, without caring much about scenes and opinions. With that I don't mean that we don't value feedback on our music, but we only use it to reflect upon what we create and try to improve ourselves, rather than taking it as a guideline of what we should do. We have enough inspiration and creativity to follow our own musical path, without meaning that we are ever going to avoid any musical ideas because they are too 'common'. Once again, we trust our judgment about what works and what doesn't.

Kostas Panagiotou / Pantheist interview, Metal Storm, 2005