Style: Gothic Pagan Rock. After the success and acclaim of their 2012 album ‘Peace Through Superior Firepower’, (twice nominated for Best Album of the Year by World Goth Day and the BCFM Rock Show) the time seemed right to follow it up with an EP.
The title track of the EP, ‘Saturnalia’, is named after the ancient Roman festival held in December at the time of the Winter Solstice ; a celebration of all that is pleasurable and exciting at that time of year. The EP also includes an arrangement of the medieval carol ‘Gaudete’. Given the Cauda Pavonis treatment, the carol becomes deep and solemn, but with an irrepressible joy. Along with this is a special re-working of ‘Winter’ from the band’s successful 2003 ‘Sigil’ album and a further new track ‘Solstice Anthem’, an uplifting track which celebrates the beauty of nature.. Su Wainwright, Dave Wainwright, Chris Hines and new bass player Adam Henderson (formerly of INKUBUS SUKKUBUS) returned to the studio to create a musical epic that is already creating a buzz. The title track was premiered at the band’s recent support slot with Toyah in Bristol and had the audience singing, cheering and dancing along with great enthusiasm.
In addition to the EP, a promotional video for the title track ‘Saturnalia’ featuring fans and friends has been prepared to promote the release. The band is shown in the opulent setting of a Winter Feast, surrounded by mythical creatures, Dark Fae, dancers, fire jugglers, storytellers and the Winter Queen. Forged in the heartlands of the UK at the end of the 20th century, CAUDA PAVONIS are an im- pressive tour de force of 18th century style and 21st century technology all wrapped up in anthemic and driving music. A unique mix of influences brought together to form a band that has endured. In 2014 they are already booked to support The Dance Society and Claytown Troupe and have an appearance at the first ever Bristol Steampunk Festival in June 2014 to look forward to.