Candlelight Records has confirmed October 9th as the North American release date for Daylight Dies’ new album, A Frail Becoming, four years after the release of Lost To The Living. Mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia, Devin Townsend), the album features photography from award-winning Jonathan Mehring and packaging design by Agni Kaster. The cover artwork and final tracklist and can be found below.
A Frail Becoming tracklist: 01. Infidel 02. The Pale Approach 03. Sunset 04. Dreaming Of Breathing 05. A Final Vestige 06. Ghosting 07. Hold On To Nothing 08. Water’s Edge 09. An Heir To Emptiness
Daylight Dies is currently working on a video for the song “Dreaming Of Breathing.” The clip is being filmed by Ramon Boutviseth, who also directed “Lies That Bind,” a video filmed shortly after the release of 2006′s Dismantling Devotion.
(via Metal Storm)
KREATOR will release their brand new album “Phantom Antichrist”, on June 1st in Europe and on June 5th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. As previously reported, the CD is currently being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, with Jens Bogren (OPETH, HEAVENWOOD, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH among others). Check out the front cover art below.
Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Vocals, Guitrar
Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitar
Christian “Speesy” Giesler – Bass
Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – Drums
BORKNAGAR have completed the works on their new studio album, entitled, “URD”, due on March 26 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Century Media Records. Recordings were held in Örebro, Sweden, with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, HEAVENWOOD, KATATONIA, among others).
Commented Øystein G. Brun:
“Our new album,’Urd’, was finished in mid December and all in all we spent about six months to record, produce and mix it. In the ‘Bork-World’ this isn’t really long, but I can assure you that we have never before invested so much time, energy and effort into one single production. It has been a tough, yet inspiring ride.
“Since June 2011 I have constantly been working with this album, recording, editing and so forth — day and night. The same goes for my comrades. Never before have we made an album where everybody in the band has been so heavily involved and dedicated as this time around.
“‘Urd’ is surely the peak of our musical journey so far and we are extremely proud to have made this giant of an album! It’s massive, it’s emotional, it’s fast, it’s slow, it’s epic, and it’s progressive… all the ingredients that we have crafted our musical world on! And not to mention the ‘golden threesome’ on vocals (Vintersorg, Mr. Vortex and Lazare) really shines on this album… Do I need to say more?!”
The BORKNAGAR 2012 line up is:
* Øystein G. Brun (Cronian, ex-Molested) – Clean and Electric Guitar
* Vintersorg (VINTERSORG, FISSION) – Grim Vocals, Clean Vocals and Choirs
* Lars A. Nedland (SOLEFALD, ex-CARPATHIAN FOREST) – Keyboards, Clean Vocals, Choirs
* Jens F. Ryland (ICS VORTEX) – Lead Guitar
* ICS Vortex (ex-DIMNMU BORGIR, ARCTURUS, ICS VORTEX) – Bass, Clean Vocals and Choirs
Drums and percussion on “Urd” were performed by David Kinkade (SOULFLY, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION).
Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI) will release “Deconstruction” and “Ghost” — third and fourth albums respectively, on June 21 via InsideOut Music. Both albums shall complete a tetralogy started back in 2009 with “Addicted” (2009) and “Ki”(2009). Excellent Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST,BLOODBATH) was chosen to mix “Deconstruction” and sessions took place in late February at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden. To name some guest appearances he’s tapped two drummers: Ryan Van Poederooyen (TERROR SYNDROME,THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) for the “Crushing Stuff”, and Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, SCARVE, ABORTED) for the “Inhuman Stuff”.
“Deconstruction” track list:
01. Praise The Lowered (feat. Paul Kuhr of NOVEMBERS DOOM) (6:02)
02. Stand (Feat. Mikael Åkerfeldt) (9:36)
03. Juular (feat. Ihsahn) (3:46)
04. Planet Of The Apes (feat. Tommy Rogers) (10:59)
05. Sumeria (feat. Joe Duplantier, Paul Masvidal) (6:37)
06. The Mighty Masturbator (feat. Greg Puciato) (16:28)
07. Pandemic (feat. Floor Jansen) (3:29)
08. Deconstruction (feat. Oderus Urungus, Fredrik Thordenal) (9:27)
09. Poltergeist (4:25)
“Deconstruction” guest musicians:
* Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH, BLOODBATH)
* Ihsahn (EMPEROR)
* Tommy Rogers (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME)
* Joe Duplantier (GOJIRA)
* Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN)
* Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER, REVAMP)
* Oderus Urungus (GWAR)
* Paul Masvidal (CYNIC)
* Fredrik Thordendal (MESHUGGAH)
“Ghost” track list:
01. Fly (4:15)
02. Heart Baby (5:55)
03. Feather (11:30)
04. Kawaii (2:52)
05. Ghost (6:24)
06. Blackberry (4:53)
07. Monsoon (4:37)
08. Dark Matters (1:57)
09. Texada (9:30)
10. Seams (4:04)
11. Infinite Ocean (8:01)
12. As You Were (8:47)
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