In case you were wondering, Seventh Wonder's new album is moving along, slower than expected but the band is still making progress and writing. Bassist Andreas Blomqvist has released a year-end recap where he explains what the band has been up to and what you can expect in 2014. Seventh Wonder will perform Mercy Falls in its entirety at ProgPower USA XV (already sold out) and record a live DVD.
The following update was posted: "All, it is always around this time of year that I try to just briefly summarize this past year and also try to lift the gaze beyond New Year's and look at what's at the horizon for Seventh Wonder.
It has in some ways been a slower year than normally, or at least I fully respect that is the way it probably feels to all of you out there, our most loyal and beloved fans. We have really down prioritized throwing out videos or news updates, and also live performances have been scarce. Obviously Tommy's time being spent to a great extent with Kamelot doesn't accelerate things, but there are also some other reasons that will hopefully make things seem a little brighter...
We usually write about 8-10 tracks for a new album and we have today no less than 9 songs demoed in our studio, albeit not completed definitely the lion's share has been written. So rest assured we have really not just stopped writing, but we do progress in a little bit different way than before with Tommy being in and out. Also, somewhere maybe about half way through the year we had an epiphany and decided to do something special... Unfortunately I *Still* can't tell you exactly what we are up to but I really honestly feel it is something new and cool and something you will appreciate. If you can just bear with us maybe 2 more months then I am sure we'll have some great news for y'all out there. In addition to this we are already working to prepare ourselves for the 'blast from the past' as we unleash the entire Mercy Falls album for a massive live DVD recording later during next year in Atlanta, USA. I can assure you there will be no lack of Seventh Wonder updates during 2014, which is set to be an astonishing year for the band - so please join us.
Before rounding off, I do want to express my profound gratitude for the fact that you always stick by us, even when we are not delivering. You still get enthusiastic when stuff gets posted and you still show your love and support - outstanding! It really makes us wanna shift gears and step it up a notch for 2014, believe me - your support matters!"