The album is now composed, recorded, mixed and mastered. Artwork is coming up extremely well, so the whole package is soon to be released. This is by far the best thing we’ve done so far and I can’t wait for the reviews to start pouring this way! The album is very different compared to Lacrimae Mundi, Wither is much heavier but still more melodic. On Wither there’s some really darkened stuff but it can’t be called black metal; melodic heavy dark metal could be somewhat descriptive. I can’t think of any bands the album could be compared to so you need to come up with something yourselves when you hear the album.
Now after some listens through the album and hearing some comments from other people I’m convinced that we sure have a great album in our hands! Woohoo! The mastering time is now scheduled for 27th of Feb and Mika Jussila is going to turn the knobs. WITHER will sound huge and whole after that. The artwork is also nicely building up and I’m sure we’ll have finalized CD packaging and shirt designs by the next week. The merchandise will be handled by Razatamaz.
You’ve been warned!
Yesterday we mixed the final 2 songs. Great! It’s now waiting for mastering. The song list is now something like:
Stars – Serenity – Burning
As I Turn Away
Nothing But Grey
+ Wings Of Darkness
Total playing time is around 45-50 mins… I’m not sure yet if “Wings Of Darkness” will be on the album or not.
We are at the moment working with the artwork. We are starting to be in hurry already though.
The studio sessions have been going well. The stuff is almost ready. The release date is pushed back to 9th of May because the European street date is going to be the same all over. The label needs more time for promotion and that is very fine with us.