Alpha and Omega was released in tangible form on January 1, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky. It was limited to 200 copies, hand-numbered, and came in a weathered envelope, sealed with wax. The release was packaged entirely by Anagnorisis and will not be repressed in CD form.
Now that the physical release is gone, we have released Alpha and Omega online, completely for free. It is available for download via our MySpace site, and on file-sharing networks such as Soulseek. We have also released it via BitTorrent, particularly through The Pirate Bay and Demonoid. We intentionally uploaded the files to these sites to give our fans the new material for free. Our idea with this release was not to make money, but to showcase the new era of Anagnorisis in 2009.
The term Alpha and Omega comes from the Book of Revelation, where it is used to signify God or Jesus. Alpha (Α) and Omega (Ω) are, respectively, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, and consequently God is represented as "the Beginning and the End." In Christian theology, this symbolizes the idea that God is present at the beginning and end of one's life; that "he" is the total focus.
The lyrics of both Overton Trees and Alpha and Omega speak out against religion, particularly Christianity. This disdain for religion and theism is a view that we as a band now place as a statement with this release: There are no gods, and we as humans are the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. Thus, we are each the focus of our own lives, not God or any supernatural force.
released January 1, 2009
Nathan Bowling - Vocals
Zachary Kerr - Bass
Zak Denham - Guitar
Samuel Hartman - Keyboard
Adam Pierce - Drums
Recorded by Zak Denham at One by One Studios, New Albany, IN
Mixed and Mastered by Zack Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios, Oakland, CA
Engineered by Zak Denham and Samuel Hartman
Producd by Anagnorisis
Music by Anagnorisis
Lyrics by Nathan Bowling