Dopo la tragica e prematura scomparsa di Gabriel “Negru” Mafa avvenuta nel 2017, i Negură Bunget si sono sciolti, ma un anno dopo si erano detti pronti a completare il disco che avrebbe concluso la “Trilogia Transilvana” e così è stato.
“Zău” è stato registrato dall’ultima line-up del gruppo rispettando le tracce di batteria del leader del gruppo e vedrà la luce il 26 novembre per Prophecy Productions.
La band commenta così il lavoro:
After the tragic passing of Gabriel ‘Negru’ Mafa we all felt compelled to fulfil his legacy according to his ideas and wishes, which meant that we had to complete the Transylvanian trilogy. Working on this album, we all felt Gabriel’s guiding presence among us. We all knew the details directly from him, because as the very organised person that Gabriel was, he had written everything down. The drums that you hear on ‘Zău’ are played by Gabriel as he had already recorded the pilot for the album before his passing. The rest of us just contributed with our parts as usual, although it was a difficult time and process for all of us. We missed the musical and philosophical debates with Gabriel. In the end, we succeeded to complete his work. The title of the third part of the Transylvanian Trilogy ‘Zău’ means ‘Old God’ in Romanian but it also designates a wonder. This album focuses on Transylvanian landscapes, mythology, and spirituality
Di seguito trovate il primo estratto Brad assieme a copertina e tracklist completa dell’album.
2. Iarba Fiarelor
4. Tinerețe Fără Bătrânețe
5. Toacă Din Cer