||Dutch melodic doom/death metal veterans Officium Triste have announced the release of their 5th studio album, entitled Mors Viri, through Hammerheart Records on February 18th, 2013. Mors Viri was recorded on several occasions during 2011 at El Pato studios in Bergweiler, Germany.
Ronnie Björnström at Enhanced Audio Productions did the mix and master in Sweden. Mors Viri "sounds mature and varied with a focus on melancholic melodies, and is definitely their strongest recording to date."
Statement from the band: "We've been working really hard on this new album and we are convinced we made a huge leap forward in both song writing as well as production. We are positive Hammerheart Records will be a big help in spreading our name even further. We're really looking forward working with them."
Hammerheart statement: "When we received the new recordings of Officium Triste we were blown away, the sheer quality of every aspect of this recording is simply superb. Anyone interested in strong melodic doom/death Metal (think Katatonia, My Dying Bride, Anathema, Novembers Doom) will have a new favourite band to add! Great to be working with these veteran guys who are around for almost 20 years now..."