17:16 - Apothecary Did someone share this the other day? It's OK-ish, but I feel like all the tracks sound too much alike. Really haven't been hearing many highlights for blackened doom this year [link]
The Swedes Darkwater have finally shared the news fans have been waiting to hear: they are releasing a new album this year! The progressive metallers have been in the scene since 2003 and released two albums so far, the groundbreaking Calling The Earth To Witness (2007) and its worthy follow-up, Where Stories End (2010). Six years later, the band will release their third album, at last.
Still no news on Darkwater but the band's singer and guitarist Henrik Båth has a new band called Waken Eyes. This new all-start progressive metal band will release their debut album Exodus on October 30th in Europe and North America via Ulterium Records. The band includes bassist Mike Lepond and drummer Marco Minnemann. You can check out the album teaser below and see if you are interested.
Something awesome is happening. In fact, vocalists Nils Rue from Pagan's Mind, Henrik Båth from Darkwater, Elin Redin from End Of September and Theocracy's Matt Smith have joined forces to sing in a track composed by Smith himself and enriched with the guitar solo of Darkwater and Harmony's Markus Sigfridsson. The cool fact is that 100% of the income of this track will be delivered to The Bridge Bunch, an organization dedicated to serving the homeless population of Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States. Below you find a teaser of the track, which you can hear in full at this location.
Musicians from several prog groups are joining forces in the new band called Alpha Flood. This new band features past and present members of Frost*, Pain Of Salvation, Threshold, Darkwater and Neal Morse. Sounds promising? Alpha Flood is currently in the studio letting their creative juices flow and recording their debut album to be released in 2013.
"Breathe", the new video clip of Swedish melodic prog band Darkwater is now available for viewing below.
The video was directed by Radionika AB, Dino Medanhodzic and Joacim Hammarström. The girl in the video is played by Angelica Lewenhagen. "Breathe" is the opening track off the band's upcoming album Where Stories End, which will be released in Europe on November 12th by Ulterium Records and in North America on November 23rd by Nightmare Records.
Darkwater have uploaded a promotional trailer for the upcoming release, entitled Where Stories End. The clip can be watched below.
The album is set for a release on November 21st in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23 in North America via Nightmare Records. More album details were previously reported over at this location. One of the new tracks, "Why I Bleed", is still available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
"Why I Bleed", a brand new song from Swedish metallers Darkwater, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
"Why I Bleed" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Where Stories End, which will be released on November 12 in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23 in North America via Nightmare Records.
Where Stories End cover art] tracklist:
02. Why I bleed
03. Into The Cold
04. A Fools Utopia
05. Queen Of The Night
06. In The Blink Of An eye
07. Fields Of Sorrow
08. Without A Sound
09. Walls Of Deception
The Swedish progressive metal band Darkwater will release their new album Where Stories End on November 12th in Europe through Ulterium Records and on November 23rd in North America through Nightmare Records. Where Stories End is the follow-up album to the bands successful debut album Calling The Earth To Witness that was released 2007 and gained excellent reviews around the world.
Henrik Båth of Darkwater comments; "We're really excited to finally present Where Stories End to all of you. We feel that we've created something special with this album, and I personally think that we've improved everything since Calling The Earth To Witness. We hope you'll enjoy it! We got some shows coming up for the fall, and we hope to see many of you on the road during the coming year. Thanks for your patience and support!"
The Swedish progressive metal band Darkwater will start recording their second album next week. Joining them on the album is Simon Andersson (ex-Pain Of Salvation) on bass. The yet untitled album will be mixed this summer by Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir) at Studio Fredman, and is planned for a fall 2010 release through Ulterium Records.
Henrik Båth of Darkwater comments: "We're thrilled and eager to head into the studio and record our second album. Our debut album was received so much better than we could have hoped for, but still we feel that we can top it. We've got some great material ready to be recorded, and with the addition of Simon Andersson on bass as well as Fredrik Nordström for the mixing of the album everything feels right. We're definitely ready to take everything to the next level with this release."
Swedish metallers Darkwater have issued the following update:
"We've understood that a lot of people are curious and would like an update on what is going on with Darkwater at the moment. It's now been a while since we released our first album and we quite recently parted with our bass player. So what is really happening in the dark waters?
Regarding the bass player spot, we have auditioned several people but still haven't found exactly what we are looking for. We will keep looking until we find the perfect match. In the meantime we will use Simon Andersson (ex-Pain of Salvation) as a session player. He is an amazing bass player with lots of experience, and a better substitute would probably be impossible to find.
"The Play - II", the new video from the Swedish metallers Darkwater, can be viewed at this location (or on YouTube here).
The track comes off the band's debut album, entitled "Calling The Earth To Witness", which was issued in Sweden on May 2007 via Ulterium Records. The album was mixed by Pelle Saether (Act, Skyfire) at Studio Underground and was mastered by Göran Finnberg (In Flames, The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity) at the Mastering Room.