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Tempel

Formed: 2003
From: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Tempel news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Tempel Unveils New Album Teaser, Artwork

The Arizona-based instrumetal duo Tempel today unveils the transfixing cover artwork for upcoming sophomore release, “The Moon Lit Our Path,” which will be released via Prosthetic Records on June 16th.

The meticulously hand-painted artwork was completed by illustrator Lucas Ruggieri (Kylesa, Dragged Into Sunlight, Cough).

"The Moon Lit Our Path" consists of five colossal tracks that fuse haunting blackened post-metal melodies with progressive accents and atmospheric tinges. You can listen to a one-minute sample of new material in the teaser below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Carvings In The Door (8:22)
2. The Moon Lit Our Path (9.33)
3. Descending Into The Labyrinth (12:20)
4. Tomb Of The Ancients (9:59)
5. Dawn Breaks Over The Ruins (12:03) More...

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Tempel Reveals New Album

After making waves with debut album "On the Steps of the Temple," the Arizona-based duo Tempel has confirmed the first details regarding a sophomore effort, due out this Summer.

Titled “The Moon Lit Our Path,” the album features the band’s most momentous and intense work to date. “We poured ourselves into this album,” commented guitarist/keyboardist Ryan Wenzel.

Drummer Rich Corle added, “The goal was to make sure everything was constantly moving in these songs. We didn’t want anything to interrupt the forward momentum.”

New album “The Moon Lit Our Path” will be released in North America via Prosthetic Records on June 16th. Initially self-released, debut “On The Steps of the Temple” caught the eyes and ears of Prosthetic Records, which re-released the album in 2014.

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Tempel Wrapping Up Work On Album

Following the Prosthetic release of mammoth 2014 debut "On the Steps of the Temple," the Arizona instrumental metal duo Tempel is currently putting the final touches on a new album.

The group, consisting of Ryan Wenzel (guitars/keys) and Rich Corle (drums), will soon finish tracking the new material at Wenzel’s Phoenix-area home studio, Arrowhead. An upcoming Summer release is expected.

“For us, this new album represents a big evolution in all aspects of our work,” commented Wenzel. “This is a heavier, yet more melodic album than our debut. It’s a clear representation of where we are musically. We poured ourselves into this album for nearly two years, and we have never been more proud of our music.“

Added Corle, “The goal was to make sure everything was constantly moving in these songs. We didn’t want anything to interrupt the forward momentum. At the same time, we wanted to work in all the different types of metal we love that we didn’t feel were represented on the debut.” More...

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Tempel Releases New Video

After streaming the track "Rising From The Abyss" (still available here), instrumental act Tempel has unveiled a video for “Avaritia,” a track from the debut release “On The Steps of the Temple.”

Check out the video below, or you can pick up "On The Steps Of The Temple" on January 21st, 2014. The track listing is as follows:

1. Mountain (8:30)
2. Rising From The Abyss (9:05)
3. Final Years (4:37)
4. The Mist That Shrouds The Peaks (10:14)
5. Avaritia (8:41)
6. On The Steps Of The Temple (10:59)

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Tempel Streaming New Song

Tempel has released a new track online titled "Rising From The Abyss," which is taken from the band's upcoming January 21st release "On The Steps Of The Temple." Give the song a listen in the player below, courtesy of No Clean Singing.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Mountain (8:30)
2. Rising From The Abyss (9:05)
3. Final Years (4:37)
4. The Mist That Shrouds The Peaks (10:14)
5. Avaritia (8:41)
6. On The Steps Of The Temple (10:59)

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Tempel Signs With Prosthetic Records

Phoenix instrumental metal duo Temple has signed a worldwide recording deal with Prosthetic Records. The band will release the debut album "On the Steps of the Temple" on January 21, 2014 as a CD, limited-edition vinyl and digital download. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

Temple was formed in 2003 by Ryan Wenzel (Guitars, Keys) and Rich Corle (Drums), and manages to blend metal's dark and melodic elements seamlessly. The track listing for the album is:

1. Mountain (8:30)
2. Rising From The Abyss (9:05)
3. Final Years (4:37)
4. The Mist That Shrouds The Peaks (10:14)
5. Avaritia (8:41)
6. On The Steps Of The Temple (10:59)

Check out the track "Mountain" here: More...

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