Nokturnel Premieres New Track "Shadows Alive" Featuring Kevin Talley
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Nokturnel premieres new track "Shadows Alive" on Thursday May 3, 2012 via Metalunderground.com. Nokturnel founder and mastermind Tom Stevens wrote all the lyrics and music, including vocals, guitar, bass and lyrics. Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Daath) played drums. "Shadows Alive" was recorded at Raging Steel Fury Studios in Austin with Stuart Laurence. The group has recorded at Laurence's studio since the original "Nothing But Hatred" line up disbanded.
Stevens comments on "Shadows Alive":
"This is a very personal song for me. There is a lot more to the lyrical story line but some of it is based on fact and truths I am only so willing to share information about. The music is composed of parts I have been working on for years, so I felt this song had to be saved until I found a drummer capable of bringing my ideas to life. Kevin took things even farther than I had hoped for and this is a new beginning for me. I know I have taken the music of Nokturnel to a new level, and I had to shut myself out from all distractions to do it. I put so much into this song. I stand here now a new man ready to see where I can take Nokturnel next. I am always looking for opportunities to play shows and looking for a record label. This song will decapitate people! I am really proud of this one and hope people stand up to be counted as fans who support what I do."
"Guitars were recorded," continues Stevens, "with a click track and sent to Kevin. Drum
tracks were returned and there were several sessions with days in between each session to review things. Having worked with Stuart so many times before and starting with such flawless drum tracks made this recording go smoothly and efficiently. It is a total victory!"
Kevin Talley appears on the latest Six Feet Under album "Undead." Metal Sucks recently placed Talley at the #14 position on their list of Top 25 Modern Metal Drummers.
"Shadows Alive" marks the second song Nokturnel debuted on Metal Underground. Last year, the group premiered "Ancestral Calling."
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