Progressive metal band Ex Libris unveils the details of the final piece of their Ann trilogy. “Chapter 3: Anne Frank” will drop on November 15. See the details below.
In summer 2018, Ex Libris announced that their third full-length album “Ann” will be divided into three releases. “ANN is not only the title of our third album, it is also the name that binds the three women from the different chapters together. Each from a different time, a different place and a different background, but all three of the women have a story that needs to be told,” explains the band. The first chapter introduced Anne Boleyn, Queen of England from 1533 to 1536, meanwhile the second chapter took the listeners to Russia, introducing the youngest daughter of the last emperor of Russia – Tsar Nicholas II – Anastasia Romanova.
“On November 15th the third and final part of our trilogy “ANN” will be released and thus our trilogy will be completed!! But… the PRESALE will start this Friday!” announced the band.
The final chapter of the trilogy is dedicated to Anne Frank, one of the many innocent Jewish victims of the Holocaust. From 1942 to 1944, Anne kept a diary where she documented her life in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. “The Diary of a Young Girl” (in Dutch – Het Achterhuis. Dagboekbrieven 14 Juni 1942 – 1 Augustus 1944) was first published in Amsterdam in 1947 and has been translated in over 60 languages ever since. Anne’s diary and her tragic story have become an inspiration for many plays and movies, as well as for Ex Libris’ latest EP.