The details regarding the tribute album to David Gold, founding member of Canadian black and doom metal band Woods Of Ypres, who passed away late last year, have been revealed. The cover for the album as well as the artists who will be participating can be seen below but the release date has not yet been announced.
The following piece of news was posted on the Earache Records' Facebook page:
"We've just heard that David Gold of Woods Of Ypres passed away last night in an accident near Barrie, ON, Canada. From all of us at Earache our deepest sympathies to your family, bandmates and friends. We are all devastated, such a terrible waste of talent. R.I.P. David."
Canadian blackened doom metal outfit Woods Of Ypres has released another new song from their forthcoming new album Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, available February 15th, 2012. The new track, titled "Traveling Alone", is streaming now on the Metal Hammer Germany website.
"Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye)", a brand new song from Canadian blackened doom metal outfit Woods Of Ypres is now streaming online and you can listen to it below. The song will be featured on their forthcoming album Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light, due out on January 30th, 2012, through Earache Records.
Canadian doom black metallers Woods Of Ypres have shared an advance mix of a new song entitled "Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)" taken from their upcoming new album Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light. You can listen to it below. The new album will be released in early 2012 through Earache Records.
Ontario-based blackened doom metal bashers Woods Of Ypres are seeking a new drummer and bassist for shows, touring and future recordings. Please send all inquires to David Gold at davidypres [at] gmail [dot] com.
Earache Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Canadian cult metal act, Woods Of Ypres.
Formed in 2002, Woods Of Ypres have earned critical acclaim for their ever-evolving, envelope-pushing mix of blackened doom metal. Most often compared to bands such as Agalloch and Type O Negative, Woods Of Ypres toe a thin line between the catchy, the artistic and the extreme to create an unmistakable signature sound.
With this signing comes controversy. As many may know, Woods Of Ypres had previously announced that they were disbanding so why would Earache sign a defunct act? Truth is, the band never really broke up to begin with. Let frontman, David Gold explain his side of things: "After 8 long years of pushing forward, recording five albums and going on multiple tours as an independent band, we are very proud to announce that we have finally signed Woods Of Ypres to Earache Records. To address the rumors (some that we ran with and some that we started ourselves), Woods Of Ypres never actually broke up/disbanded/quit/ended, at all. Allow me to explain.
The new Woods Of Ypres album Woods IV: The Green Album has been sent to mastering. The bands frontman David Gold reckons the upcoming album is only weeks away from being released. Preview pictures of the album art, which was designed by Travis Smith, can be viewed here and here.
Studio pictures and videos can be found on the band's official forum.
UPDATE (thanks to BudDa)
Woods Of Ypres have launched a new MySpace page to coincide with the impending release of their new record, Woods IV: The Green Album.
In addition, 10 songs from Woods IV: The Green Album have been posted on the band's official YouTube page.
Songtitles due to appear on Woods IV: The Green Album include: