Norwegian black metallers 1349 will be unable to make the first few shows on CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s “Evisceration Plague Tour” that is scheduled to kick off today (April 20) in Orlando, Florida.
Commented 1349 in a statement: “Unfortunately, we will have to let all our fans know that we will not be able to make it to the first shows of the tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE. First of all, our visas, which we have applied for months ago, are still not being cleared, and secondly, air traffic in Europe is being a major problem in the last couple of days and still will be in the next days.
“We are trying our best to join this tour. However, right now we are not able to tell anybody when and if this is going to happen. As soon as we have any news on the situation we will let you know.”
1349 will release its fifth full-length album, “Demonoir”, on April 26 in Europe via Indie Recordings and one day later in North America through Prosthetic Records. The CD was recorded at Studio Nyhagen, deep in the woods in Norway with Tom G. Warrior (HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST), who showed the greatest respect for the task and played a key role as motivator and catalyst. His technical role of the recording was that of a co-producer, but far more important was his presence and understanding of what a challenging project “Demonoir” was.
Commented 1349 vocalist Ravn: “In hindsight, it is our belief that Tom was the missing piece of the puzzle, adding that element of heritage we needed. He represented the direct link to the Creators! We also need to mention three other contributors; Ronnie LeTekrö — one of the most acclaimed guitarists on the globe, wrenched his soul inside out as he recorded one of the leads for ‘Psalm 7:77’; a truly breathtaking experience. We had some excellent, wicked grand piano play carried out by Canadian pianist Tony Caputo. And then there was Thorbjørn Benjaminsen of Hornorkesteret that recorded some spine chilling themes with his stringed reindeer horns, adding a touch of natural grimness to the electric inferno.”
Prosthetic Records has launched the pre-order for the North American versions of the album; a digipack CD and a limited edition (only 666 made) 12″ picture-disc LP. The CD and LP can be purchased individually or together, or in a bundle with a T shirt.
Pre-order yours now at the Prosthetic webstore.
“Demonoir” track listing:
01. Tunnel of Set – I
02. Atomic Chapel
03. Tunnel II
04. When I Was Flesh
05. Tunnel III
06. Psalm 7:77
07. Tunnel IV
08. Pandemonium War Bells
09. Tunnel V
10. The Devil of the Deserts
11. Tunnel VI
13. Tunnel VII
“Atomic Chapel” is available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page.
Check out the cover artwork for the U.S. edition / European limited digipack edition and the European standard edition below.
According to a press release, “Demonoir” is “without a shadow of a doubt 1349‘s darkest, most sinister and brutal work to date, and in this case it comes to mean that the band has gone from the utterly extreme to the genre-expanding and mindboggling. Black metal cannot, and will never be the same.
“For the band’s fifth full-length release, 1349 decided to suck out the fiercest and most potent energies from every single member and surroundings, channeling it into songs that are pulsating with uncanny atmospheres, rawness and nerve-shattering intensity. The whole process of getting the material on record was like one long, exhausting black magic summoning that could not be allowed to go wrong.”
1349 rose from the ashes of ALVHEIM in 1997, and in 2003 they released their debut album, “Liberation”. Since then, 1349 has added three more albums to its critically acclaimed catalog.
Ravn – Vocals
Archaon – Guitar
Seidemann – Bass
Frost – Drums
U.S. edition / European limited digipack edition:
European standard edition: