DEVIL, the Norwegian heavy doom rock band featuring members of VESEN, RIKETS CRUST, CEASE.AND.DESIST, FUCK YOU ALL and FAUSTCOVEN, has entered the studio to begin recording its debut album, “Time To Repent”, for a late 2011 release via the Dutch label Soulseller Records.
Commented guitarist Stian Fossum: “I must say it sounds pretty damn vintage, and those not afraid of Devilish catchy tunes, are in for a treat. Ranging from hard rock to heavy metal, and even with a very good, if we can say so, ballad, we feel that the diversity and quality of the album is really up there. It’s still not for feinschmeckers or proggers, but we’re a hard rock ‘n’ roll band, and fans of PENTAGRAM, BLACK SABBATH and NWOBHM will still be our main audience. We haven’t timed the album yet, but it will clock in somewhere around 40 minutes. The next few days we’ll be doing vocals and stuff, and hopefully the mixing and mastering process will start in a couple of weeks.”
“Time To Repent” track listing:
01. The Welcome (intro)
02. Break The Curse
03. Blood Is Boiling
04. Time To Repent
05. Crazy Woman
06. Open Casket
07. Death Of A Sorcerer
08. Howling (At The World)
09. At The Blacksmith’s
Stian Fossum – Guitar
Ronny Østli – Drums
Thomas Ljosaak – Bass
Kai Wanderås – Guitar
Joakim Trangsrud – Vocals
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The Danish thrash metal band ESSENCE, who released their debut album LOST IN VIOLENCE a few days ago has issued the following update:
“The band begins recording sessions on February 13, 2012 and is expected to be finished in late March 2012. The album will be produced and recorded in Sweden’s legendary ABYSS STUDIO (IMMORTAL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR) BY PAIN and HYPOCRISY mastermind, PETER TÄGTGREN. Afterwards the album will be mastered at BLACK LOUNGE STUDIO by SCAR SYMMETRY guitarist JONAS KJELLGREN.
In connection with the publication of these recordings, ESSENCE states that, ‘we feel incredibly honoured and grateful that Peter will produce our next album. He has influenced European metal in a way rarely seen through his work as producer and especially through his music in Pain and Hypocrisy. We believe that he has made some of the best metal and best productions the metal community has heard, and therefore we are very glad that he wants to work with us. “
They continue further, pointing that, “with the recordings in 2012 we will start a new, challenging and different chapter in Essence’ musical universe. It is important to us that our music is evolving and changing in a healthy way. Music should grow with the band and evolve alongside with the natural development which the band members go through. To accommodate this development, and in relation to our future plans in the longer term, Peter and his abilities the perfect choice for us. “
ESSENCE can be experienced live Danish THE NEW ERA TOUR which starts on Friday 4th of March. Besides, the band will soon reveal their first European tour and several national and international festival appearances.
Danish hardcore band Pilgrimz has issued the following press release:
Pilgrimz is currently recording its second album at Dead Rat and Antfarm Studios with Jacob Bredahl (ex-HateSphere) at the helm. The album will be the successor to the Boar Riders album from 2008 released through I Scream Records. Pilgrimz is currently in-between labels but expect an summer or autumn release!
Vocalist Max Christensen comments:
“We knew that our sound had changed a lot before we went into the studio. We’ve gone from hardcore with a twist of rock n ‘roll – to rock n’ roll with a twist of hardcore. It was a guideline we all agreed upon as we felt that we had grown in our expression since the debut album. It was harder to emotionally decipher our own guitar riffs and why should it all be so complex with the recording of Boar Riders? “Just play 3-4 chords that rock and we’ll take it from there!” it came from our guitarist after the first new-album-rehearsal one year ago … Simplicity has been the backbone of the new album – no voc-align/autotunes plug-ins, and no cheating in the production. It should be as vivid as possible and with the imperfections that naturally occur in the studio. Therefore, the choice of producer fell on Jacob Brehdal who despises overproduced bands. He is also an opponent of beat-detective that many metal bands frequently use …
The new album will be much more in-your-face, dirty, and honest. And many of the tracks features new developments in the form of strings, girl choir and dirty guitar solos etc. We read in a newpaper that guitarist Jacob Binzer from the legendary D-A-D was crazy about our music, so we asked him to guest on a track and luckily he said yes. Furthermore, we have Mort Harder from The Defectors on guest vocal, which helps to refine our expression even more! “
Finnish metallers ENTHROPE have entered D-studio in Klaukkala to record cover versions of “Wolf Moon” by TYPE O NEGATIVE and “Presence Of The Dead” by PESTILENCE. The “Wolf Moon” track will appear on an upcoming tribute album to late TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele.
ENTHROPE‘s debut album, “Tomorrow’s Dead Days”, was released in June via Supernova Records, the rock/metal sub-label of Sweden’s Bonnier Amigo Music Group.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Cloud Six
02. The Last Lunation
03. Moon Chains Descent
04. Illumination Paradox
05. Enemy Within
06. End It All
07. Dead Sun Fragment
08. The Desolate
09. Stars Of Nhagrad
For more information, visit www.enthrope.com. Source: Blabbermouth.net