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The English midlands extreme metal quintet Gehtika recently revealed details about forthcoming release, "A Monster In Mourning," slated for release August 17th, 2015. Now Gehtika has unveiled the album artwork, which can be seen below.
"The artwork was created by an insanely talented friend of ours, Scott Davidson," states vocalist Anthony Knight. "We worked with him on our Impossible Question EP and the 'Stack The Pyres' single so, as with the the Owen Davies, our album producer, we had to go back to him for this.
"Infinitely talented and a true gent to work with; Scott is amazing at creating fantasy artwork so we knew this would be a project he'd really get stuck into. Myself and our guitarist Scott [Allen] met up with him to go through the story, lyrics and overall concept and he went away and created a bunch of sketches which we really struggled to choose from! We eventually/reluctantly managed to narrow it down though and he's produced the album artwork depicting the Prince character (aka the 'Monster In Mourning') plus two other pieces which are only available in the limited edition version of the album."
New album "A Monster In Mourning" follows a concept the band had initially explored on previous single release "Stack The Pyres" (which has been re-recorded for the album). More...
Gehtika is sitting on a time bomb: after spending the past eight months writing a follow-up to 2013’s "Impossible Question," the band is now holed up at Loud Noises Productions in JJM Studios, Walsall recording a brand new album.
This new record follows a concept the band has initially explored on recent single "Stack of Pyres" (streaming below). The extreme metal outfit from England’s Midlands has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring this latest artistic madness to fruition. Vocalist Anthony Knight comments:
"We have worked tirelessly over the past 7-8 months writing, rehearsing and perfecting this absolute behemoth of an album; making sure every aspect of every song is as epic as can be.
"We wanted to create something unique, something with tons of big riffs, sweeping solos, fierce vocals and enough blast beats to make your ears bleed! And so, from the deepest darkest reaches of our twisted little minds, our heaviest, most accomplished, release to date; A Monster in Mourning was born! A collection of dark, brooding and brutal compositions, which travel through a larger-than-life fantasy saga of betrayal, vengeance, redemption and countless revelations…
“We're extremely proud of what we have created; this album is an absolute BEAST, and we can't wait to share it with all of you!” More...
U.K. outfit Gehtika has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, we have some rather sad news to announce. Our drummer extraordinaire, Mr. Hemming, will be leaving the Gehtika ward after Bloodstock Festival.
"This is for personal reasons and we respect his decision & wish him all the best for the future.
However, this does mean that we will now be looking for a new drummer to replace Mr Hemming.
"So please get in touch if you're interested in trying out - we have an album planned for the end of the year so we'll be holding try outs effective immediately."
You can also see the band's Bloodstock Festival announcement video at this location.
U.K. act Gehtika has checked in with the following announcement about progress on a new EP and working on a music video:
"A little update for you ladies and gents on our upcoming EP. We have been so spiffingly proud of the material and the recording we have done for you and we are very excited to get this new material out to you!
"Currently we are in the mixing stage and shortly after in Jan/Feb we will be shooting a music video for the single with a release date most likely aimed for March next year! We can't wait. This ladies and gentlemen captures the Gehtika sound and feel.
"In the meantime you will be able to catch us at various shows before the end of the year and in Jan/Feb. We will have new merch coming up, merch that you our loyal fans want! We hope to see your continued support going forward. You have all been brilliant!
"2013 will be a bloody spiffing year! Please continue to spread the word of the Gehtika ward! Have a spiffing day! (A preview/trailer will be coming soon for the EP, keep your eyes open!)"
Escaped convicts Gehtika have inked a deal with U.K. based label Rising Records. Front man Scott comments:
"Ladies and Gentlemen! Due to our good behavior, the orderlies have granted us asylum to none other than Rising Records HQ. We will be continuing our treatment here and will be looked after (momentarily muahaha). We believe these new tactics will ensure our escape plans succeed! Our debut record will be released under Rising Records in March 2012, so be on the lookout!"
The band will also be main support to Danish aggressive thrashers Hatesphere on an upcoming run of U.K. shows. Currently announced dates are as follows:
11/12 - Leeds - The Well
12/12 - London - The Underworld