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Next July, experimental metallers Ephel Duath will return to Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. Together with producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goathwhore, Hate Eternal) the band will complete the recording sessions for this new album, which started last February. Alan Douches will master the songs at his West West Side Studios, NY.
Ephel Duath's new album will once again feature Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Kreator, Necorphagist) on drums, joined this time by his band mate Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Dethklok, Joe Satriani) on bass. The recording line-up is as follow:
Davide Tiso - guitars
Karyn Crisis - vocals
Marco Minnemnn - drums
Bryan Beller - bass
Featuring 8 new songs and reaching over 55 minutes of total length, Ephel Duath's new album is a multilayered hybrid of death metal, jazz, and post rock, blended together with a strong will to experiment and with no boundaries in sight. More...
The 6th full-length album from avant-garde metal band Ephel Duath will be released in spring 2013 via Agonia Records. The album title as well as album artwork have been set and will be revealed later this year.
The follow up to the "On Death and Cosmos" EP (reviewed here) will introduce a line-up change in the rhythmic section. All bass parts have already been recorded by Bryan Beller (Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Dethklok, The Aristocrats, James La Brie, Dweezil Zappa) in replacement of Steve Di Giorgio. Marco Minnemann returns playing drums for Ephel Duath, which according to a press release "brings the creative relationship between drums and guitars to a dynamism never reached before by the band."
"Ephel Duath's new album is the musical statement I wish this band will be remembered for," comments Davide Tiso (founder/guitarist). "All I've learned or not learned musically, all I've always wanted my lyrics to be, live and breathe in these eight new songs. This album holds together all that Ephel Duath's music has touched in the last fifteen years and pushes its boundaries even further. I feel that a whole new expressive world is opening up to me and this band. My intent is to blindly follow this recent path and to bring Ephel Duath to higher and higher levels of intensity, riff after riff, song after song, with patience and obstinacy, an open heart and dedication."
In January Ephel Duath will enter Mana Recording Studios is St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan to record guitars and vocals and to mix the album. At the moment the band is busy putting the last touches on what will be the final guitars and vocals tracks. The band's current recording line-up is:
Karyn Crisis - vocals
Marco Minnemann - drums
Bryan Beller - bass
Davide Tiso - guitars
Avant-garde metal act Ephel Duath recently released the "On Death and Cosmos" EP (reviewed here), and the band is now working on a full-length follow up album. Ephel Duath commented on the recording process:
"Drums for the new Ephel Duath album have been recorded. When Marco completed the last track he wrote me something I was very, very grateful for. He said: 'thank you for the harmony.'
"I believe that this simple and beautifully zen thank-you note well represent the dynamic between our instruments in the album. In this new ED chapter, the chemistry, the interplay between guitars and drums reached a new, beautiful form.
"Both guitars and drums seem to be composed by the same mind, they seem to complete and reinforce each other. I couldn't be more proud for what we created together this time around."
Further details on the new album will be announced as they are made available. Ephel Duath is Karyn Crisis, Davide Tiso, Steve Di Giorgio, and Marco Minnemann.
On August 14th, "On Death and Cosmos" (reviewed here) - the new EP from progressive/avant-garde metal band Ephel Duath - will be released for the North American territory. Mastermind and guitarist Davide Tiso commented: "It was impressive to see the amount of European press we got with just three songs. Now that we are seeing the same thing happening in the US, it feels like we have the chance to celebrate this fortunate EP twice!"
Ephel Duath had the pleasure of working with producer and studio owner Erik Rutan (also guitarist in Hate Eternal / ex-Morbid Angel) behind the mixing board of "On Death and Cosmos." As a result of this cooperation, Erik Rutan has prepared a video in which he discusses his own view on the new EP and talks about working with the band.
Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about avant-garde metal act Ephel Duath streaming the band's entire new "On Death and Cosmos" EP online:
"For the next 7 days, the award winning website Metal Sucks will be streaming the entire new EP from Avant-garde/Progressive/Jazz Metal masters Ephel Duath.
"Featuring a fabulous new line-up made of Karyn Crisis, Davide Tiso, Steve Di Giorgio and Marco Minnemann, the EP entitled 'On Death And Cosmos' is available for a free listen for everyone at this location!"
The new EP is set for release on June 21st in Europe and on August 14th in North America, with an upcoming full-length album also currently in the works from Ephel Duath. The "On Death and Cosmos" track listing is as follows:
1. Black Prism
3. Stardust Rain
A new track has been posted online from Ephel Duath's upcoming EP "On Death and Cosmos." You can now check out the song "Black Prism" courtesy of Lambgoat at this location.
After fulfilling the band's contract with Earache Records in 2009, Italian progressive metal act Ephel Duath disappeared for a bit. In 2011, songwriter and guitarist Davide Tiso announced that he had assembled a new Ephel Duath lineup and signed a deal with Agonia Records.
Boasting a formidable roster of Tiso, vocalist Karyn Crisis, bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Autopsy, Testament), and drummer extraordinaire Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Necrophagist, Kreator), Ephel Duath hit the studio to record a new EP titled "On Death and Cosmos."
The EP will be available as digipack CD, limited 10" EP, and digital download on June 21st in Europe and August 14th in North America. For more info, head over to the Ephel Duath Facebook profile.
"On Death and Cosmos" is the title chosen by avantgarde metal band Ephel Duath for the upcoming EP being released through Agonia Records.
Release dates have been set as June 21st in Europe and August 14th in the United States. You can check out the artwork created by French artist Dehn Sora below.
"On Death and Cosmos" is a 20 minute mini concept EP that develops through three songs: "Black Prism," "Raqia," and "Stardust Rain," creating some of the most intense and mournful music Ephel Duath has ever offered. A studio update from the recording sessions can also be viewed here. More...
Italian avant-garde act Ephel Duath is currently in the process of working on a new EP to be released later this summer via Agonia Records. Ephel Duath's Davide Tiso has issued the following update about the EP's progress and working on songs for a new album:
"Rutan is working on my guitars, previews sounds crispy and heavier than my usual standards. I'm 100% confident this EP will be the band's stronger statement so far. In the meantime I'm working on the fourth songs for next album. Feeling good and hungry for more."
You can also check out a previously posted studio video from the recording of the new EP at this location.
Italian progressive post metal act Ephel Duath posted the second in a series of studio video reports from the recording of the band's upcoming EP, due in summer 2012 for Agonia Records.
In the following video guitarist/keyboardist Davide Tiso plays an extract from the song "Stardust Rain" and vocalist Karyn Crisis plays the song "Raqia":
Ephel Duath has posted a video clip online from the recording of the band's upcoming EP, due in summer 2012 for Agonia Records.
In this video Marco Minnemann plays an extract from the song called "Stardust Rain" and Steve Di Giorgio performs the intro of the song "Black Prism." At the end we enter Sharkbite Studios and get a glimpse of what’s coming up next…
Ephel Duath is currently in the process of recording a new EP to see release via Agonia Records. The band checked in from the studio with the following update:
"The vocals for two of three songs are done! ED vocals have never sounded so angry and intimidating! On Wed Karyn will sing the third one, then we'll pack everything and send it to Erik Rutan for mixing!"
Ephel Duath also previously commented on the guitar recordings: "We are way ahead of the schedule for what concern recording the guitars. Today I've covered almost the whole EP. It sounds huge. Together with my belowed Fender Hot Rod Deluxe I've used a Lugosi amp built by Ryan of Sharkbite Studios. I'm blown away, best guitar sound I've ever head."
U.S.-by-way-of-Italy avant-garde metallers Ephel Duath have announced an all-star cast of musicians will appear on their forthcoming EP due in spring 2012 thru AGONIA RECORDS. Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Testament, Sadus, Obscura), Karyn Crisis (Crisis, Karyn Crisis Band) and Marco Minemann (Paul Gilbert, Necrophagist, Kreator, Tony MacAlpine) join the group.
The complete line-up presents itself as follows:
Davide Tiso - guitars
Karyn Crisis - vocals
Steve DiGiorgio - bass
Marco Minemann - drums
Being fully into the preproduction process and about to record drums for the EP, the band will keep posting regular updates and videos of the recording.
Formerly Italian, currently U.S. based band Ephel Duath, known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has inked a worldwide deal with Agonia Records for the release of an EP and two full-length albums. Agonia Records commented:
"Under the leading role of talented guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso, the machine of EPHEL DUATH is ready to send out a new musical impulse, with the artistic contribution of a new line-up of well-known special session musicians, soon to be announced.
"The upcoming spring release EP is going to be recorded in January 2012 at Sharkbyte Studios (Machine Head, Exodus, High On Fire) in Oakland, California. Erik Rutan will do the mixing at his Mana Recording Studio (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, Agnostic Front) in San Petersburg, Florida. Alan Douches will master the material at West West Side Music (Death, Swans, Mastodon, Converge, Baroness, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Clutch) in New York. More news will follow shortly."
For more details on the craziness that is Ephel Duath, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Italy's Aborym had previously announced Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath) and Karyn Crisis (Karyn Crisis Band) are performing guest spots on the band's new album "Psychogrotesque," which is set to drop on November 8th, 2010. Davide Tiso commented on working with Aborym:
"I have nothing but respect for Aborym. I followed and supported the band since their '99 Kali Yuga Bizarre and I consider Aborym the boldest extreme metal act ever born in Italy. I find remarkable their ability in reinventing themselves album after album. Aborym is a lonely beast in the underground metal forest, and Fabban is a truly visionary leader: I'm proud of what he's reaching with his music. I'm sure Aborym will continue to surprise in the future, this is what they usually do. It has been a pleasure to do a guest appearance in their new album and I'm particularly touched by what Karyn did on those songs. I still have shivers thinking about that one vocal take she did on the album's closing song! I wish Aborym to receive the massive attention they deserve."
Karyn Crisis also added: "It's not often that I feel connected enough to someone else's music to want to sing on it. Music is a strange, foreign language to me, yet Aborym's new album was a language I identified with. It speaks a psychological dialect I understand, yet it's at the same time new and surprising. The concept and rhythmic ideas are great, and it's been a very real pleasure to be a part of it."
Davide Tiso of Ephel Duath has announced a new project titled Manuscripts Don't Burn, which will see its first release in October via Aural Music. Tiso issued the following statement about the new project:
"I thought about a one man band since my Black Metal days back in the ’90s. The idea of taking care of every aspect of the creative process has always been something I’ve been into (see Ephel Duath), but with Manuscripts Don't Burn I take this to a new limit: not involving anyone in the performing and recording process too. A year ago I started to compose for the Karyn Crisis solo album. I wrote a lot of songs, probably too many and with too much going on: there was no space for vocals.
"The songs were ready and done, without her voice. I restarted to compose for her from scratch, in the meantime I remained with enough material to start the solo adventure of above. I’m totally absorbed by this new direction, there’s something magic about these songs, an extremely positive vibe surrounds them. They have been composed without any kind of effort, like they were already existing and ready to be caught on tape. There’s something that needs to be spread through these songs: genuine compassionate feelings towards whomever wants to deal with this music. This is what I’m proudly doing now, hoping that this new palette will become an important part of my career and last the test of fire (you people) like those manuscripts Bulgakov was talking about."
In a brief message to their fans, German thrash metal legends Kreator announced that long time drummer Ventor will be sitting out the bands forthcoming tour dates. The message reads as follows:
"A quick update for you from the Kreator camp. Ventor will be sitting out of some of the upcoming tour dates that we have, due to some personal issues. Not to worry, Ventor is fine and will be playing live again soon. For the time being, we have recruited Marco Minnemann, a world class drummer that has graciously stepped in to help us out. Marco is best known for his stints in Necrophagist, Illogicist, and Ephel Duath."
Italian avant-garde metallers Ephel Duath have posted a new widget online that features music samples, images, and news updates about the band. The widget can be viewed below. More...
Davide of Italian metal band Ephel Duath has been working on the Karyn Crisis debut solo album and has given some hints concerning future work with Esposito Fornasari (Somma, Transgender, Ashes, Pascolare Menti, Allevare Pensieri) and more Ephel Duath albums. In reference to the Karyn Crisis album, he states that he's "super happy for what is coming out. The songs are so rich of many different moods, colors, killer mid tempos and heavy attacks," and that "There's groove. So much groove." "I had the chance to work in studio also with Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari, [an] amazing singer and talented programmer. It has been simply great. I hope there will be the chance to collaborate in [the] future." "Another important news, I'm assembling a home recording studio. This is so exciting I'm barely able to put it in words! I'm sure I'll be working day and night non-stop for at least the first year. I love so much to be in studio, I can't believe to finally have one in front of my bed. I'm already collecting ideas for another Ephel Duath album; there [are] new collaborations and projects in the air too."
Davide has provided some studio pictures with Esposito at this blog post.
Italian avant-garde metallers Ephel Duath are gearing up for the release of their newest and most bizarre studio album yet.
The new album, titled "Through My Dog's Eyes," is based on a concept conjured up by guitarist and founding member Davide Tiso, in which the entire album is written from the perspective of a dog.
Due to be released by Earache Records on January 26th, "Through My Dog's Eyes" includes a limited edition bonus DVD. The DVD contains an exclusive art-documentary, featuring an in-depth look at the concepts behind the new
album, along with the history and evolution of the band, all told by main man Davide Tiso.
The trailer video for the upcoming album can be viewed below. More...
Luciano Lorusso George has left Ephel Duath after serving as their full-time vocalist between 2003 and 2008. He made unique contributions to their classic grind-jazz albums "The Painter's Palette" and "Pain Necessary To Know," and will also appear on their upcoming LP "Through My Dog's Eyes."
Ephel Duath's new vocalist, Guillermo Gonzales, has spent the previous 15 years as lead singer for Italy's extreme metal group Mothercare. More...