THE MAN-EATING TREE — the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — has completed work on its sophomore album, “Harvest”, to be released in the coming months via Century Media Records. The CD was once again helmed by producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and marks the recording debut of guitarist Antti Karhu.
Commented vocalist Tuomas Tuominen: “Some of you already got the chance to meet [Antti] briefly on our late summer shows. The fine young man was welcomed to our lineup during the spring to play some mean guitar. He brings a style of playing that ranges through the far reaches of our music with ease. Soulful in one moment, packing all the needed punch in the next.
“The new recording and the strengthened lineup are not the only things that have come to a completion during the past few months.
“The album will be released worldwide through Century Media Records, with whom we inked a record deal in the summer.
“Good to work with the Century Media people; the warmth and dedication in their work matches that of ours.”