Original Susperia vocalist Athera has left the Norwegian metallers. Now the band is looking for a new frontman and also vows to continue strong. In fact, their brand new album is almost ready, six years after they released Attitude. As for Athera, he leaves due to his health situation and lack of contribution to the band.
Susperia has announced the first single which is called "Standalone" from their upcoming album. This is the first song the melodic death metal band has recorded completely by themselves in their own studio. The mixing and mastering has been done by the drummer Tjodalv, also in their own studio. The first single "Standalone" off the new opus will be available as a free download for a limited period of time. You can download it at the band's Facebook page (you need to like it before you can download).
It's been quite a while since we last heard from the Norwegian genre-mixing group Susperia. What have they been up to? Well, the band is currently working on a new album - it will be the band's sixth in total, and follow-up to Attitude which was released in 2009. The band reckons the album will be released sometime this year.
In case you haven't heard yet, Norwegian metallers Susperia will be releasing a new compilation album on November 11th, titled We Are The Ones, celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band. The band has now posted an album trailer online and you can watch it below.
Norwegian metallers Susperia will be releasing a new album on November 11th, titled We Are The Ones, celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band.
According to a press release: "This album marks 10 years of releases, and at the same time a nice end of a circle where Mustis (ex-Dimmu Borgir), who participated on Susperia's first demo in 1999, now returns after 12 years to once again put his magical touch on new, as well as old songs. A very fruitful cooperation which now has led to some fantastic re-recordings of some very popular, classic songs, now in complete symphonic versions. A brand new song has been recorded, with a massive orchestral theme."
An e-card for "Attitude", the new album from Norwegian metallers Susperia, can be found at this location.
The album was recorded in Norway and was mixed at Studio Fredman in Sweden and will be released later in the year via Candlelight Records. The CD features guests appearances from Chuck Billy (Testament) and Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir).
More details about the album were previously reported at this location.
As posted on the band's website, vocalist Pål "Athera" Mathisen was rushed into Akershus Universitetssykehus Hospital in Lørenskog, Norway on the morning of March 9th suffering from acute stomach pains and heavy bleeding. Initial tests revealed that he had suffered a heart attack caused by a damaged blood vessel. Athera is currently in the intensive care unit under close observation, while further tests are carried out. He is expected to remain hospitalised for the foreseeable future.
At this moment future plans including touring commitments remain unchanged, until a full diagnosis of his condition has been confirmed. Everyone involved with the band wishes Athera a fast and speedy recovery.
Candlelight today confirms the worldwide signing of Susperia. Currently finishing work on their fifth album, the band recently announced a string of early spring UK dates that will kick off what is expected to be a busy year for the popular Norwegian metal band. "Ten years and still the same five guys," exclaims vocalist Athera of the band's long commitment to their music. "We have worked nearly two years on this material, perfecting it for your pleasure and our devoted fans. It will take you back to the early days with melancholic riffing and dark emotional vocals. It's a perfect blend of everything Susperia has been and become."
Norwegian metallers Susperia have set "Speaking Killing Words" as the title of their new album, due in early 2009.
Commenting on the new material, the band recently stated: "We are continuing to work on the new album while Cyrus is away. The pre-production is almost done on approximately ten songs. Our writing sessions had a good vibe going with input from all of us. We've disciplined ourselves more this time round and we're happy with the way it's going. As we've said before, the album is going to be hard and fast with some nice touches of melody. We are currently looking at options for studios and producers, with recording expected to start soon."
The Norwegian Melodic Band Susperia Has Posted the Following Message On There Official Website Concerning The Release Date For "CUT FROM STONE" in the U.S.
Norwegian melodic thrashers SUSPERIA have set a June 19 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their new studio album, "Cut from Stone". The CD was released in Europe in April, where it entered the Norwegian national chart at No. 18.
"Cut from Stone" was recorded at Strand Studio, Oslo, Norway during 2006. The mix was completed by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, SOILWORK) at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Production was handled by SUSPERIA and Marius Strand.
"Cut from Stone" is the follow-up to the 2004's "Unlimited", which was the band's best-selling release to date. Their first two albums were released through Nuclear Blast. "SUSPERIA subsequently issued the "Devil May Care" EP in 2005 which reached No. 19 on Norway's official "Hit List," making the band the first home-grown act in the metal genre to achieve a Top 20 hit in the country.
OSLO, NORWAY - Norwegian rockers SUSPERIA have suffered a major setback in the run up to their forthcoming European tour with WASP later this month and the subsequent UK dates with ONSLAUGHT. The bands drummer Tjodalv has broken his ankle in a freak accident and will have to sit out the dates.
The incident happened when he slipped on a patch of ice whilst unloading his vehicle. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with an ankle break in two places, which required an emergency operation. Shattered and dejected Tjoldav is now at home recuperating, with strict orders to rest for at least five months until the breaks heal. The band are devestated at what has happened.