Finnish melodic death metallers Kalmah have announced that after a highly successful Canada and summer festival tour in 2011, the band will soon start writing new material for their seventh studio album.
"Trace Of Trait", a new video clip from Brazilian power/heavy metal outfit Almah is available for viewing below. The song comes off of the band's upcoming album Motion which will be released on October 14th via AFM Records. The footage was done in Caxias do Sul, a city in the South of Brazil at the end of August under direction of producer and photographer Alex Milesi.
Brazilian metallers Almah will release their new album Motion via AFM Records this fall (the date will be announced soon). The new material was recorded at Norcal Studios (São Paulo, Brazil) in May-June 2011 and mixed and mastered at Split Second Sound Studios (Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) in July. The album is produced by Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli.
Kalmah is heading back to Canada next March. Support on the "Return To Vinland" trek comes from WarCall. Check dates and venues below. More details at this location.
10.3.2011 - Montreal @ Studio Juste pour rire
11.3.2011 - Rouyn @ Petit Théatre du vieux-Noranda
12.3.2011 - Sudbury @ Serbian centre
13.3.2011 - Toronto @ The Mod Club
14.3.2011 - Hamilton @ Club Absinthe
15.3.2011 - Ottawa @ The Rainbow
17.3.2011 - Sherbrooke @ le Bar Magog
18.3.2011 - Drummonville @ Salle Gaston Mandeville
19.3.2011 - Saint-Hyacinthe @ Bar le Trash
Here's a video of Kalmah playing in the snow/making complete asses of themselves. The song is the title track of the new album 12 Gauge which will be released worldwide tomorrow.
The video was shot in the band's hometown of Pudasjärvi. The group added: "The thermometer was pretty low, -37 Celsius as we started. By the end of the day it was -27. It was freezing, but anyways we managed to pull it out."
Kalmah have finished the recordings of their 6th album which will be released in the early 2010. The actual release date has not been set yet. The recording process started in May, continued in June and finally ended in August. All recordings and mixing were done at Tico-Tico studios. Mastering was done at Cutting Room. The album is still untitled. The work title was 12 Gauge which is a title for one song for the album. All in all the band recorded 9 new songs and one cover.
The band added: "Recordings as usual for Kalmah went pretty smoothly. We had everything pretty much ready before the studio and it was easy to just concentrate on the sound and perfection of the performance. The sound, well, of course the sound is great. We managed to dig out more depression and agression overall. From now own we are concentrating on the cover art, booklet and stuff. We have some upcoming shows at Russia in the beginning of November and we are planning for Finnish shows at the beginning of 2010."
Brazilian prog power metal band (featuring Angra's members Edu Falaschi and Felipe Andreoli) is currently preparing new material for its third studio album, at the same time promoting its predecessor "Fragile Equality".
Almah's singer Edu Falaschi gave official comments about the present stage of work:
"It's a great pleasure to inform you that very soon we will have a new Almah album in our hands, completely composed. The chemistry of the current line-up is so good and the results we have got with "Fragile Equality" have been so fantastic, that we can't stop working at our new songs. All of them sound with a lot of energy, with modern and heavy passages. Certainly, this third CD is a mix of everything that Almah has done on its first two albums, for sure, besides new approaches, sounds and ideas. Very soon we will launch some videos and photos of our work at pre-production of the album and most probably - some parts of new songs! The studio recording is pre-scheduled for the middle of September and the release of the album is to be in the first half of 2010."
Finnish metallers Kalmah have issued the following update:
"We have entered studio to record our 6th full length album. During May we will record 9 new songs and couple of covers. Mixing and mastering will take place at the beginning of Autumn when the daylight starts to disappear from the Northern Finland.
What's new? Well, I would have to say that all Kalmah elements are strongly present and the band has more strength than ever. And we will very likely use real trumpet, so at least that is something new...
You will find studio diary, pics and videos from here. Maybe you can get a hint of what is coming."
Kalmah have posted the following message on their website:
"As many of you might have noticed there has been a media silence for a while in Kalmah camp and there is a reason. We have been writing material for the sixth Kalmah album which will be recorded during Spring 2009. Inspiration has not let us down and we have all in all five songs in the process. So where we are going with the new stuff? At this point all I can say we like the new songs and if we like them we know there will be some fans to feel likewise.
If you want to hear the new material be sure to get on board SpineFeast at sea. I'm pretty sure we will play at least one new song live."
Finland's Kalmah have revealed the cover artwork for their new album "For The Revolution" Link], scheduled for release on April 2 through Spikefarm Records. Cover art artist is former Sentenced drummer Vesa Ranta who also did the artwork for previous Kalmah album "The Black Waltz". Kalmah's new album was recorded at Tico Tico studio in Kemi, Finland with producer Ahti Kortelainen and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden.
In the meantime, the "For The Revolution" title song has been added to the official Kalmah MySpace profile. The song is the opening track of the album.
According to a posting on Kalmah's website, recording dust has settled and the band is now working on the booklet. The album cover will be revealed next week. "For The Revolution" was mastered at Cutting Room, Sweden, and will be released on 2 April. The complete tracklist is:
01. For The Revolution
02. Dead Man's Shadow
03. Holy Symphony Of War
04. Wings Of Blackening
05. Ready For Salvation
06. Towards The Sky
09. Like A Slave
The band reported that everything has been recorded for the new album and the mixing will start at the beginning of 2008. The band estimates 1-2 weeks to get everything completed. This album will be guitar driven, raw sounding, more riff-oriented but melodic as Kalmah album always is. The band members state that they're very pleased with the results so far.
New pictures have been posted in the band's gallery, and can be viewed here.