Italian experimental metal act Ephel Duath will return with its first album in five years, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, set to release November 26 in North America (November 19 in Europe) via Agonia Records.
“This album holds together all that Ephel Duath’s music has touched in the last 15 years, and pushes its boundaries even further,” commented guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso. “Lyrically, the new songs dig deep in higher self-subject matters, combining brutally visual imagery with a painfully honest soul searching quest.”
A new lyric video for the track “Shaped By Darkness” is now streaming on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/uUXPmMdrShQ.
An additional track “Feathers Under My Skin,” featuring a guest appearance by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal), is also streaming on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/0Xm-3JCqSDI, while a teaser trailer for the album can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/YJonIQqGjCY.
Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness will be available in Digipack CD, Double LP and Digital formats this fall. Pre-order it now at: https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en.
I. Feathers Under My Skin *
II. Tracing The Path Of Blood
III. When Mind Escapes Flesh
IV. Within This Soil
V. Those Gates To Nothing *
VI. Through Flames I Shield
VII. Hemmed By Light
VIII. Shaped By Darkness
* featuring Erik Rutan
Ignited by commitment and passion, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness is a multi-layered hybrid of death metal, jazz and post rock, and a strong statement from a band never bounded by rules. With intuition set as the only significant parameter, Ephel Duath takes an uncompromising will to experiment to a whole new level of intensity.
Featuring eight new songs and reaching over 50 minutes of total length, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness includes a unique line-up of: Marco Minnemann (Kreator, Necrophagist, Joe Satriani) behind the drums, Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Joe Satriani) on bass, lead singer Karyn Crisis (Crisis, Karyn Crisis Band) along with the founder, guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso.
The album was produced by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Fla. and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studios, N.Y.
Stay tuned to the official Ephel Duath Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/EphelDuathOfficial for the latest info.
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Karyn Crisis – vocals
Davide Tiso – guitar
Bryan Beller – bass
Marco Minnemann – drums
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