Dark Fortress Streaming New Song "Ylem" Online
Dark Fortress have issued the following statement about streaming a new song online from their upcoming album:
"Contrary to the last Dark Fortress album 'Eidolon,' 'Ylem' is not strictly a concept album; however, most songs have a common theme - invocations of the death principle from different perspectives. 'Ylem' is the term for the state of the elements before the Big Bang; in alchemy, it refers to the primordial matter from which all elements were created. The return to a state of 'Ylem' automatically signifies the end of everything that exists now. There is a spark of life in every living cell, but also a seed of entropy and death. The insignificance of the feeble evolutionary detour that is man is evident, for our future is clear: we will be nothing but dust and bones on a scorched, lifeless rock waiting to be devoured by the sun. This vision is also the basis of Stephen Lenfestey's artwork for the album.
"Dark Fortress recorded in V Santura's (guitars, also guitars in Triptykon and Noneuclid, and former live-guitarist for Celtic Frost) Woodshed studio without any outside influences or distractions.
"For a first taste the band has revamped their myspace and based it on the aforementioned artwork as well as launched the title track of the album. However, more songs will be revealed soon, as the band will be playing several on their upcoming tour with Satyricon, Shining and Posthum in December."
“Ylem” will be out on the following dates:
Germany/Austria/Switzerland January 22nd, 2010
Europe January 25th, 2010
USA February 9th, 2010
The upcoming Dark Fortress tour dates are as follows:
02.12.2009 (B) Antwerp - Hof Ter Lo
03.12.2009 (NL) Alkmaar - Victorie
04.12.2009 (F) Paris - Trabendo
05.12.2009 (D) Essen - Turock
06.12.2009 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
07.12.2009 (D) Munich - Backstage
08.12.2009 (I) Bologna - Estragon
09.12.2009 (SL) Ljubljana - Channel Zero
10.12.2009 (A) Vienna - Szene Wien
11.12.2009 (SK) Spišská Nová Ves - Cultural Hall
12.12.2009 (CZ) Prague - Abadon
13.12.2009 (PL) Krakow - Studio Club
14.12.2009 (D) Hamburg - Markthalle
15.12.2009 (DK) Aarhus - Train
16.12.2009 (D) Osnabrück - N8
17.12.2009 (D) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
18.12.2009 (D) Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
19.12.2009 (D) Essen - Zeche Carl, Ketzer Fest
20.12.2009 (GB) London - Shepherd's Bush Empire
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