Novembers Doom are hard at work on the follow-up to 2011's Aphotic and have just released an album update. The band is currently in the studio recording their ninth opus, to be called Bled White, at Belle City Sound. If you are curious about the new material, below you find the first installment of the Novembers Doom studio sessions video blog for Bled White. Check it out.
"Harvest Scythe", a new video clip from US metallers Novembers Doom is now available for viewing at this location. The song is taken from the band's latest album Aphotic, released in May. The video was directed by Erik Johnson.
US metal band Novembers Doom have announced the following statement about parting ways with drummer:
"Due to choices made by Novembers Doom's drummer, Sasha Horn, in both his personal and professional life, only after much consideration, and a long year of a 1400 mile distance hurdle, Novembers Doom and Sasha Horn, have decided to mutually part ways. For once this isn't your typical "musical differences" excuse, this is simply, due to distance and Sasha's pursuit and focus in other directions, it became clear to all of us, he was no longer able to contribute the same dedication to Novembers Doom as the rest of the band. We wish Sasha the best in his future endeavors.
"Of Age And Origin - Part 1: A Violent Day", a brand-new track from US death doom metal band Novembers Doom, has been made available for streaming over at this location.
"Of Age And Origin - Part 1: A Violent Day" comes off the band's upcoming new album Aphotic, which will be released on May 10th through The End Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
The new Novembers Doom album, Aphotic, will be released on May 10th through The End Records.
The band's eighth full-length album features guest appearance by The Gathering singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine (Earthen Grave) and Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath), who also mixed the album.
According to a press release, Aphotic "has its roots in darkness and melancholic madness, reminiscent of the band's early doom roots but bringing something new and modern to the listener."
Novembers Doom frontman Paul Kuhr comments: "One goal in Novembers Doom is to never repeat ourselves. We aim to constantly challenge our writing abilities to deliver something new each and every time, while maintaining what we feel is our signature sound. We feel we've not only accomplished that with Aphotic, but have pushed our creativity into new musical territory. The result is quite possibly the most unique Novembers Doom release yet."
"A Eulogy For The Living Lost", the new video from US metallers Novembers Doom, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed in Florida by Tony Myles who previously worked with the band on the "Autumn Reflection" video.
According to a press release, Tony Myles and Cage XXI have created a vision of a post apocalyptic television broadcast. This unique look was filmed with the custom made "Wartooth" camera.
"A Eulogy For The Living Lost" comes off the band's latest album, Into Night's Requiem Infernal, which was released on July 2009 via The End Records.
"Watch the YouTube video, hear 4 clips from the new CD, and follw the instructions to enter the give-away! Novembers Doom is giving away an 8GB, Black iPod nano. On the back of the nano the bands logo and symbol are laser engraved. The grand prize winner will receive the iPod, a signed copy of "Into Night's Requiem Infernal", and a DVD copy of "The Novella Vosselaar." Included on the iPod itself will be the entire Novembers Doom discography, including all the promotional videos, and the DVD video as well. 5 second place winners will receive an autographed copy of "Into Night's Requiem Infernal." This contest is completely random.
As reported by MetalSucks, Novembers Doom have been around a long time. But with longevity comes expertise, and 20 years into their career Novembers Doom are still kicking out some of the finest death/doom opuses of their career. The band just finished recording their new album "Into Night's Requiem Infernal" with a release expected on The End Records some time this year, but we've been given an exclusive first listen of the new song "Empathy's Greed," right here, right now. Have a look for yourself and stay tuned for album release news as it becomes available. You can listen to the new track at the Novembers Doom MySpace.
On Friday January 16th, NOVEMBERS DOOM will enter recording studio "Belle City Sound" to begin recording their 7th full length CD, to be titled "Into Night's Requiem Infernal". Tracking duties will be handled by Chris Djuricic (Engineer and Novembers Doom bassist), and the mixing of the disc by Dan Swano at Unisound. The band comments:
"We're using the same Recording / Mixing formula we've used on "The Pale Haunt Departure" and "The Novella Reservoir". In our opinion, the combination of Djuricic and Swano creates the perfect sound for us, and we've received nothing but stellar reviews of sound quality from this combination in the past.
Novembers Doom have issued the following statement on their MySpace blog:
"Due to reasons both personal and musical, we regret to announce the departure of drummer Joe Nunez. Joe was an integral part of Novembers Doom for nearly ten years, and while his presence and camaraderie will be missed, unfortunately the time had come to part ways. We wish Joe all the best with whatever personal and musical endeavors he pursues in the future.
We are however pleased to announce that we have already secured a new drummer to fill the vacant drum throne. Returning to the band is Sasha Horn, who last recorded with Novembers Doom on the sophomore release, "Of Sculptured Ivy And Stone Flowers." Sasha's drumming style fits into the new material perfectly, and with this addition, comes a new dynamic and a step forward in musical progression.
Novembers Doom have posted the following explanation regarding their cancellation of the North American tour with Rotting Christ:
"It is with much regret that we must announce our departure from the Rotting Christ tour in January, 2009. A serious medical issue arose with a member of the band, making us unable to tour during that time. While this unfortunately prevents us from participating in the tour, thankfully it has come to light now rather than at the last minute, leaving 3 months time for the promoter to find a suitable replacement for us. We wish the very best for Rotting Christ, and Epicurean, and hope their tour has great success!
Our apologies to our fans who were looking forward to seeing us. This is our greatest regret, and we assure you, we'll do our best to play for you later in 2009."
The End Records have set a release date of August 5th, 2008 for Novembers Doom's first live-DVD "The Novella Vosselaar: Live in Belgium". A picture of the cover art can be found here.
The show was recorded on November 10th, 2007 in Vosselaar, Belgium at the Biebob in front of a live capacity audience. The set list covered material from most of the bands current and back catalog, ranging from the fast and heavy, to the slow ballad, the set was chosen to cover all aspects of their musical directions.
Says singer Paul Kuhr about the DVD: '"The Novella Vosselaar: Live in Belgium" is a perfect way for fans all over the world to experience Novembers Doom live, who may not have had the opportunity to attend a performance, or for those who wish to enjoy the live atmosphere in the comfort of home.'
The following was posted at November's Doom's offical home page :
''A third and final show has been added in Europe this November. This performance will be held on November 12th at Rockconcern De Rots, Antwerp Belgium. To build off the special evening of November 10th, where the band will shoot their first ever live DVD in Vosselaar, the show in Antwerp will be entirely acoustic, also a first for the band."
"There's always a list of songs in our catalog people ask to hear live, and we decided to try something a bit different, and play a different sort of set for the band," comments singer Paul Kuhr. "We will be performing the entire set, acoustically, and playing a large amount of songs we have never performed live before. We wanted to make our short trip to Europe a special one, and with all the focus being on the DVD shoot, this acoustic evening will be a great time for us, also giving the fans something unique from the band."
Chicago's dark metal act Novembers Doom will be recording their first live performance DVD to be released in early 2008 through The End Records.
About the recording of the DVD, singer Paul Kuhr comments: "We chose to record at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium, simply because it was one of the greatest experiences we've had performing in the past. The crowd left a lasting impression on us, and we want to capture that, and share it with others on this DVD. We have been talking about recording for many years, and we always waited until the time when we could do this on our own terms, making it special for us, as well as the people who made us feel at home. Joining us for the first time is Ajattara from Finland. We're very excited they accepted the invitation, as their sound is a perfect compliment for the show. We're also being joined by old friends Thurisaz, who we have toured with in both Europe and The United States, making a special night for us even better!"
Chicago doom metal act Novembers Doom has lined up the following dates:
April 21 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room (Chicago Powerfest)
April 24 - New York, NY @ Rebel (w/ Saturnus, Thurisaz)
April 25 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (w/ Saturnus, Thurisaz)
June 16 - Chicago, IL @ The Double Door (Alehorn Of Power Festival II)
An MP3 of the song 'Drown The Inland Mere' - coming of Novemebrs Doom latest album "The Novella Reservoir", released on February 20 via The End Records - can be found at this location.