Norjalaisen black metallin kulmakiviin lukeutuva Immortal koki viime vuonna merkittävän muutoksen miehistössään, kun laulaja-kitaristi Abbath Doom Occulta jätti yhtyeen lähteäkseen soolouralle. Jäljelle jääneet laulajankin roolin omaksunut kitaristi Demonaz Doom Occulta, rumpali Horgh ja basisti Apollyon ovat nyt ilmoittaneet siiryvänsä tammikuussa studioon nauhoittamaan Immortalin järjestyksessään 9. studioalbumia. Levy julkaistaan ensi vuonna Nuclear Blast Recordsin kautta, ja yhtye lupailee uuden materiaalin olevan synkintä antiaan pitkään aikaan. Yhtye kertoo Facebookissa:
IMMORTAL will start recording their ninth album in January 2017.
The songs have been ready for some time, but we wanted to record it at the right place and time. We will once again work with Peter Tägtgren at Abyss Studio who produced our four last albums. The band will enter the studio during wintertime to have the right atmosphere.””We look forward to record and present the new album to the IMMORTAL hordes sometime in 2017.”
”The tracks that will appear on the album are: ’Northern Chaos Gods’, ’Into Battle Ride’, ’Gates To Blashyrkh’, ’Blacker Of Worlds’, ’Where Mountains Rise’, ’Grim And Dark’, ’Called To Ice’, and ’Ravendark’.
Blashyrkh, December 2016
Demonaz and Horgh”
Tulevasta albumista on aiemmin tiedotettu seuraavaa:
– This will be our darkest and coldest album in a long time: pure Blashyrkh metal the way our fans know it, with massive majestic riffs, grim frostbitten vocals and tales from our mighty realm. Fast and furious tracks, epic tracks and longer playtime than any of our previous albums.
Founding IMMORTAL member, lyricist and guitarist Demonaz is now also handling the vocals.
– The massive fansupport has been very inspiring and we will not let down the fans. The last year we have completed all the new songs and look forward to record our most passionate album in a long time. The songwriting process has been awesome and we are soon ready to start the recordings.
In a time when true and origin Black Metal is nearly dead, the band is in ultimate spirit.
– After the last years incidents it was time to go back to the roots to what this band is really about musically, and also to take the integrity of the band back to where it belongs. Cold, grim uncompromising Blashyrkh metal with a true feeling is what we deliver.
From 2010 until 2014, IMMORTAL wrote all the songs for the successor to ”All Shall Fall”, but when ex- member Abbath left the band in 2014, he changed the lyrics, song titles and recorded these songs for his so called ”solo album”.
– We had to focus on making a new album nearly from scratch, which is the main reason why things have taken this much time. We are now looking forward to record the new album and present it to all those who have shown their loyalty and support.
IMMORTAL has always been a unique and unstoppable force, and that goes for our fans as well. We will never change our music or attitude.
The album title and song titles will be revealed soon.