Metal Blade Records has issued the following press release:
Uppsala Sweden’s IN SOLITUDE have set the track Serpents Are Rising as the group’s first single off their upcoming debut full-length The World.The Flesh.The Devil, in stores in Europe May 20/23. Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premier on their website HERE so be sure to check it out and leave a comment on the track.
Vocalist Hornper comments on the behalf of IN SOLITUDE: “Certain fragments of Serpents are Rising are among the oldest parts of The World.The Flesh.The Devil and the song was steadily taking form throughout the whole writing and recording process, and the last parts were put together just minutes before it was recorded. It is certainly one of the more straight-forward and stabbing-paced songs on the album and I think it’s a worthy representative of that erupting energy of the album, as well as the self-sacrifice made. The poem was written by Viusiudad (of Reveal) and was given a title and put in song-context myself. And like everything with brother Viusiudad; a strange, holy and collaborative effort. Blessings to him! And the poem deals with the ever-present, ever-guiding and ever-rising inner serpent.”
Pre-orders for The World.The Flesh.The Devil are now live HERE. Both the CD and a CD/T-shirt bundle are available.
Cover art for The World.The Flesh.The Devil consists of a shadowy portrait chosen from a collection of images by artists Jesse Peper.
“At first, we had a very hard time trying to make our world and our material visual as an album cover. A few collaborations were made, thousands of ideas were put on test, but sadly enough, we were never satisfied. But as we came across the exceptional and amazing world of Jesse Peper, and the specific shadow portrait you see on the cover (not to forget the ones that live within its pages), it was as if we all remembered something. Like out of a dream, or distant memory. Of a face that told us to step into this darkness; the darkness in which the seeds of IN SOLITUDE grow and bloom. And with Jesse Peper we certainly came closer. And we are always coming closer; further away and closer home. And the cover depicts our guide, on burning paths.” Hornper – on behalf of IN SOLITUDE
The World.The Flesh.The Devil tracklisting:
1. The World, The Flesh, The Devil
2. We Were Never Here
3. Serpents Are Rising
4. Poisoned, Blessed, and Burned
6. To Her Darkness
7. Dance of the Adversary
8. On Burning Paths
IN SOLITUDE is on tour in Europe now alongside label mates PENTAGRAM!
18/04/11 – GR – Athen, AN Club
20/04/11 – CH – Winterthur, Gaswerk
21/04/11 – AT – Vienna, Arena
22/04/11 – BE – Brussels, Magasine 4
More IN SOLITUDE live activities:
13/05/11 – SE – Stockholm – Strand w/GHOST
10/06/11 – DE – Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival
17/06/11 – FR – Clisson – Hellfest
11/07/11 – SI – Tolmin – Metalfest
15/07/11 – FI – Lieto – Hammer Open Air
04/08/11 – DE – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
26/11/11 – DE – Lörrach – Metal Forces Festival
Follow the Owl. Follow your own burning blood into the night!
IN SOLITUDE is:
Hornper – Vocals
Niklas Lindström – Electric Guitar
Henrik Palm – Electric Guitar
Gottfrid Åhman – Electric Bass Guitar
Uno Bruniusson – Drums