Finland's progressive death/doom metal band Barren Earth have entered Helsinki's Sonic Pump Studios to record the follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed debut album, Curse of the Red River.

The band has written 12 new songs, and is currently laying them down with engineer/co-producer Jukka Varmo. Dan Swanö (Katatonia, Opeth) will once again be at the mixing helm. The tracks mainly continue in the vein of the previous record, having perhaps even more 70's prog influences, but maintaining the basic heaviness and brutality one has come to associate with Barren Earth.

The album is due for release in autumn 2011 on Peaceville Records, and the artwork will be made by Paul Romano (Mastodon, etc.). Studio reports will be updated at Barren Earth's Facebook page.

Barren Earth recently completed a successful US tour with countrymen Finntroll & Ensiferum, as well as receiving the accolades of "Newcomer of the Year" at the Finnish Metal Awards, and "Best debut album" at the Metal Storm Awards 2010 for Curse of the Red River.

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Posted: 01.06.2011 by BudDa


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Czerny Reiter - 01.06.2011 at 17:27  
I'm highly stoked for this. Being the third release in 3 consecutive years is very nice.
Paradox0 - 01.06.2011 at 18:36  
Interesting. I was just thinking from dropping my girlfriend home from work how Barren Earth should release a new album. I must have wireless metal news powers or something.
MeloDeathViking - 02.06.2011 at 02:33  
My favorite news of the year so far. I LOVED their last album
Troy Killjoy - 02.06.2011 at 03:02  
Awesome news made more so by the fact Peaceville made note of the MS Awards.
Justicelust - 03.06.2011 at 10:51  
I'm eagerly waiting for this
tea[m]ster - 16.06.2011 at 06:59  
My expectations are EXTREMELY high for this...

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