The Ottoman Empire Sets Release Date For New EP
Madison, Wisconsin-based metal band The Ottoman Empire is slated to release a new EP. Titled "The Answer: Does Not Exist," this is their first release since 2006's full length, "Way of the Blade." The EP will be available at the CD release show Saturday, May 17th at The Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI. The event is being recorded and video taped by Madison Media Institute and is an all-ages, free show.
"The Answer: Does Not Exist" EP will be comprised of 6 songs recorded in 2007 at Track Six Studios in Cleveland, OH. The EP was produced by Don DeBiase (Beneath The Sky, Forever in Terror), and features 4 new recordings as well as re-worked versions of the songs "Wrathshot" and "Anemic World" from the album "Way of the Blade."
Vocalist Mary Zimmer talks about the release of the new EP: "We've had a few unmastered versions of these 6 songs up on MySpace for quite a while now so that our fans could hear the new material right away. We originally recorded the 6 songs with no particular fate in mind. We weren't sure if we'd do more and put out a whole album, or if we would do an EP. Rather than wait to finish a whole album, we decide to put out an EP and include the re-worked versions of "Wrathshot" and "Anemic World." We shot a video for the 2007 version of "Anemic World" and it's been up on YouTube since last fall. It's gotten a great response so far and we think the EP will also be well received. Producer Don DeBiase was an absolute blast to work with and the new songs are definitely a step up from our 2006 release, 'Way of the Blade.'"
"The Answer: Does Not Exist" EP will be available digitally worldwide via iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and more. Physical distribution will only be through the band's merchandise page found on MySpace.
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