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Withered Completes Work on New Album, "Folie Circulaire"

Atlanta’s WITHERED have completed work on the band’s forthcoming record, ‘Folie Circulaire,’ which will see a June 24 release through Prosthetic Records.

“Our new record is officially completed and we're very satisfied,” the band says. “Thanks to everyone involved, some very cool things have fallen into place for this release. Most of you are already aware of Barney Greenway's (Napalm Death) guest vocal appearance on "...The Fated Breath" and “Clamor Beneath." As always, his vocals are amazing and can't wait for everyone to hear them.

“Also, the last song on the album is a cover song called ‘Into Armageddon’ by Necrophobic. If you're not already a fan of them, you need to be. They're in our top friends and some of the best black metal to ever come out of Sweden so check them out. Big thanks to them for being very cool about us recording their song and for writing it in the first place.

“The recording process was grueling but worth every 12 - 16 hour day. Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Black Tusk) and the guys at The Jam Room [in Columbia, S.C.) did a great job of keeping us focused and capturing our sound. It really shows on the record. Scott Hull (Visceral Sound, Pig Destroyer) also did a great job with the mastering and sequencing. It's relentless and we couldn't be happier. The artwork is also completed. The ‘Folie Circulaire’ cover art can be seen here. Paul Romano really delivered for us. It will feature a 12-page booklet and is full of fantastic imagery. It is all very symbolic of the lyrical content and overall feel of the record. We'll post more images as the release date approaches. Big thanks to Paul for being a great friend and supporter.”

Here is the Foliw Circulaire track listing:

1. To Embrace. . .
2. . . .The Fated Breath
3. Dichotomy Of Exile
4. Gnosis Unveils. . .
5. . . .The Forsaken Truth
6. Purification Of Ignorance
7. Drawn Black Drapes. . .
8. . . .Reveal The Essence Of Suffering
9. Clamor Beneath
10. Into Armageddon

Number of tracks - 10 (eight songs, two interludes)
Length - around 46 minutes

"Folie Circulaire" will be the follow-up to 2005’s critically-acclaimed "Memento Mori," which landed on numerous year-end lists for the band. A demoed version of “Putification of Ignorance,” from the forthcoming album, is available on the band’s MySpace page. Meanwhile, WITHERED has confirmed a handful of tour dates, including two local Atlanta shows with the likes of Meshuggah and Ministry, as well as Javelina, along with the previously announced handful of dates alongside The Ocean and Kylesa on their co-headlining tour, which will also feature WITHERED and Lair of The Minotaur. The band most recently finished a string of dates throughout the South and Southwest on their own.

Here are the latest WITHERED tour dates:

4/25 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Waited, Meshuggah, Ministry)
5/17 Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn (with Javelina, Spewtilator)
5/22 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 (with Kylesa)

(with The Ocean, Lair of the Minotaur, Withered)
5/24 Boston, MA – Church of Boston
5/25 Wallingford, CT – Cherry Street Station
5/26 New York, NY – Knitting Factory
5/27 Cleveland, OH – Reggie’s Rock Club
5/28 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
5/29 Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
5/30 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
5/31 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

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