The highly anticipated sophomore album “The Suffocating Darkness” (on Century Media Records) by Dutch blackened death doom metallers SOULBURN is drawing near:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, November 14, 2014
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE / NORTH AMERICA: Monday, November 17, 2014 (digital only in North America)
ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
SWEDEN: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, November 21, 2014
For a preview of The Suffocating Darkness, be sure to check out the new single, “In Suffocating Darkness”:
SOULBURN’s drummer (and ex-ASPHYX founding member) Bob Bagchus comments: “‘In Suffocating Darkness’ is the title-track of our upcoming album. It’s a mid-paced straight-to-the-core track with sawing riffs, down to earth upbeats and vocals full of hatred.”
In regards to the impending album release, Bagchus adds: “‘The Suffocating Darkness’ is the 2nd album we do with SOULBURN and it represents the vision we have with SOULBURN for 100%. Greatly influenced by old BATHORY / CELTIC FROST / VENOM, we finally did on this very album what we already intended to do in 1996. People know us for our non-compromise attitude, and that is exactly what can be expected from ‘The Suffocating Darkness’ once again. Only this time it’s a lot darker effort and filled with morbid grimness. It all came out exactly how we wanted it to be, also due to Dan Swanö’s powerful mix”.
Previously, SOULBURN launched the track “Under The Rise Of A Red Moon”, which can be heard here:
or here within Germany.
The Suffocating Darkness was recorded with Harry Wijering (Harrow Productions) and mix/mastering duties were taken over by Dan Swanö (Unisound Recordings). The artwork was designed by Timo Ketola (WATAIN, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, etc.) and additional artwork was provided by Roberto Toderico (SINISTER, ASPHYX, etc.).
Originally, SOULBURN emerged after the demise of Dutch death metal legends ASPHYX in the mid-90’s, when founding members Eric Daniels (guitars) and Bob Bagchus (drums) looked for a seperate outlet to unleash their mutual obsession with BATHORY, VENOM, CELTIC FROST and unite it with a dark, doomy and primal death metallic twist. After a demo and the cult Feeding On Angels debut album via Century Media Records in 1998, which featured Wannes Gubbels (PENTACLE) on vocals/bass, SOULBURN was put to rest and seemed to be a mere transitional act before ASPHYX achieved a short-lived return for On The Wings Of Inferno (2000) with the same line-up. And now, 16 years after their debut album, the blackened death metal merchants return to the surface with a new lineup that again features the core of Eric Daniels (guitars) and Bob Bagchus (drums), teaming up with Twan van Geel (FLESH MADE SIN, LEGION OF THE DAMNED) as vocalist/bassist and Remco Kreft (GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT, NAILGUN MASSACRE, XENOMORPH) as second guitarist.
The Suffocating Darkness is available as a special edition CD (in O-Card packaging with an enhancement of a full-dynamic vinyl mix in high-resolution MP3 format as bonus), as a 180gr. vinyl LP (either on unlimited black vinyl or in the following limited coloured editions: 100 gold LPs from the CM Europe webshop, 200 transparent red LPs from CM Distro Europe, 200 silver LPs from CM Distro USA) or as a digital download with the following track-listing:
1. Apotheosis Infernali (Intro)
2. Under The Rise Of A Red Moon
3. The Mirror Void
4. In Suffocating Darkness
6. Hymn Of The Forsaken II
7. Black Aura
8. I Do Not Bleed From Your Crown Of Thorns
9. Wielding Death
10. Claws Of Tribulation
11. Eden’s Last Sigh (Outro)
EMP pre-order: http://emp.me/vQM
European digital pre-order: http://smarturl.it/tsdiTUNES / http://smarturl.it/tsdAMAZONMP3