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Omnium Gatherum Reveals Artwork, Tracklist For Upcoming Album "Beyond;" Guitarist Comments

Finnish melodic death six-piece Omnium Gatherum has revealed the basic details of upcoming studio album "Beyond," the band's sixth since forming in 1996 and followup to 2011's acclaimed "New World Shadows." Lifeforce Records will release the effort on February 25th in Europe and March 5th in North America.

Omnium Gatherum enlisted the production services of longtime collaborator Teemu Aalto, while Dan Swanö mixed and mastered the recording. Former guitarist and vocalist Olli Lappalainen handled the cover art:

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Luoto
2. New Dynamic
3. In The Rim
4. Nightwalkers
5. Formidable
6. The Sonic Sign
7. Who Could Say
8. The Unknowing
9. Living In Me
10. White Palace

Guitarist Markus Vanhala chimed in with the following:

"It's now been approximately 10 years since our debut full-length album "Spirits And August Light" was released and the world was waiting. The latest 2011 album "New World Shadows" was a good breakthrough for us and lots of good things happened after that great record, so of course we had some pressure to do a decent successor, as the world was waiting again.

"Well, I think we managed to master that task and now we're back again with the OG's 6th album called "Beyond," the album that is really going beyond all limits of melodic death metal from the winter wonderland! The album follows the good known path of "New World Shadows" and "The Redshift" but adds a lot of new flavours and spices to the good ol' melting pot to lift the band to new heights. It's our most melodic and versatile album so far, but at the same time it still holds for example the most brutal death metal growls in our career yet, and also some really tasteful clean vox between the lines. I'm sure everyone who gives the album many spins can find something new with every turn, so this should be a album that holds up the sands of time and rewards the listeners who are digging deeper and searching for something more than just a one hit wonder of the day!

"Lyrically told, "Beyond" is about the culmination point of one's existence. It is a 'coming home' story where the mysteries of duality are melted into oneness but without losing one single point of individuality along the arrival. As you can see from the cover, there's also a strong sense of sea on the album, as we're the sons of the sea from Kotka!"

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