The long wait is about to come to an end. Epic Austrian black metallers Summoning have finished working on their long awaited 7th album Old Mornings Dawn. The CD will contain 7 songs and one intro plus 2 bonus tracks for the special edition and LP version. It will most likely be released in May after all. According to the band, a teaser is to be followed soon on Napalm Records in a few days.
Epic black metallers Summoning have revealed another piece of Old Mornings Dawn's puzzle. Today the band issued a new update about the upcoming album. The album cover art is ready and you can see how it looks like right here. The exact release date wasn't disclosed yet but Old Mornings Dawn should come out in first quarter of 2013 through Napalm Records.
In the first week of December, Cruachan announced the departure of female vocalist Karen Gilligan:
"Karen has left Cruachan on good terms for various reasons (message from Karen below). We wish her all the best for the future. She will not be replaced!
Over the last few years we have been moving towards a more extreme sound and style, now that Karen has left we are going to continue with this plan and Keith Fay will take over full time vocal duties while John Ryan and John O Fathaigh will take on backing vocal roles.
For live concerts we are planning to adapt some of our back catalogue songs to suit this new arrangement. There are obviously some popular songs where this will not work and we plan to take a session female vocalist on tour with us. Karen has confirmed that she will appear as a guest on some tracks on the new album and this is something we are really happy about. We are looking at this as an opportunity to have a new start with Cruachan and we promise that our next release will be the greatest Cruachan album to date."