French progressive death metal combo HAVENLESS signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their debut album “The Crimson Lines”. The record, produced by Wahoomi Corvi and mastered by JONAS LINDSTRÖM, will be available worldwide during this winter. Official release dates will be announced soon by The Orchard and Aural Music.
About the band:
HAVENLESS was created in France , in early 2012, by singer/guitarist/composer Fred Blanchard (Ossuaire, ex-Fate of fallacy, Onyrisme). The line-up was completed with bass player Vincent Mattana (ex-Fate of Fallacy, ex-Sylver Machine), guitar player Benoit Bonnoron and drummer Vincent Roubière (ex-Offending, Reverence, Asmodee, Sael). After some shows in the south west of France, Vincent Roubière left the band. Recently, a new drummer named Romain Choisy joined HAVENLESS.
After the first album came out, Vincent Mattana decided to leave the band to be replaced by the bass player Christine Lanusse (Quantice). HAVENLESS released their debut EP “Architecture of plague”, which was recorded and mixed at ECHOES STUDIO in May by Raphaël Henry and mastered in July at UBIK MASTERING by keyboard player Pierre-Yves Marani.
The band’s progressive death metal sound is strongly influenced by OPETH, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED, and PORCUPINE TREE whereas the lyrics may remind KING DIAMOND ‘s style .
To celebrate this great event the band have posted a full song preview online for the track “Lamentation”
Cover artwork (by Machine Room) and tracklist are as follows:
2-Sons of the raging season
3-Nightwalk for tragedy
4-Orphnas of magic
6-House of the bleak
7-In the soreness chamber
9-Shades in the moor
Worm stated: “Havenless is a very young project and I got to know about them from their producer Wahoomi wich believed in them first. I suddenly understood that these guys were doing serious things and that they had a genuine and professional approach to their music. What I like of them is the choice for a natural sounding production and the use of tons of analog gear in studio wich is actually something breaking the rules in a music world done with drumkit from hell’s fake drums and guitar softwares like amplitube, guitar rig and so on. Their progressive attitude is something that will make this record work both for the insiders and audience. The awesome artwork created by graphic monster Rhett Petersoo completes a truly professional project. Now it’s our turn to support the band and we’ll try our best since these guys really deserve this.”
Havenless Stated:“We started working on our first EP « Architecture of plague » some years ago ;and we received some very good feedback from webzines, fanzines, magazines, etc… We have no doubt that it will be even better with this first album! We have been working hard on this record during two weeks at the studio and we are happy with the sound quality and how the album sounds production wise. We have chosen an untrendy approach if we compare our record to contemporary metal releases: that’s pretty much an old school production which could be comapared to the 90’s thanks to ambient patterns used by old progressive rock bands… so yes, we preferred to use the analog studio materials, avoiding drum triggers and tracking guitars with old school guitar amps, just because we like the organic sound with a real human touch! Wormholedeath have offered us a deal that we signed without hesitation ; we hope that together that this album will appeal to fans of progressive death metal!