Skepticism - New Album To Be Released In September

Finally some news regarding Skepticism's new album! The funeral doom metallers have been working on a new album for the past few years. Now Svart Records announces September 18th as the international release date for their anticipated new album, Ordeal. The album will be available as a CD/DVD bundle and also as a LP/DVD set, featuring visual documentation of the whole Ordeal performance.

Their first album for Svart and fifth overall, Ordeal is also the first Skepticism full-length since 2008's Alloy. But instead of going the usual recording-in-the-studio route, the band decided to record this new album live before an audience on January 24th at Klubi in Turku, Finland, with the event also captured on film.

"Recording the album live was a positive experience. I've come to think of Skepticism being at its best live, and the Ordeal session proved it for me," says keyboardist Eero Pöyry. "Having a whole day to concentrate in one shot at a perfect performance brought in a good pressure - and a bit of an ordeal, as well." Adds drummer Lasse Pelkonen: "Recording live made the album sound a bit rough and dirty, which is suitable for us in any case." "Recording live suited me well as a musician," Eero continues. "Only being able to fit in what your hands and feet can do at a time made me play only the essential."

"It is hard to think of a more street-credible approach to recording an album," contends Lasse. "I think metal is good only if one can recognize it as such by sound and arrangement. This happens on Ordeal." "Life is an ordeal, the album is about ordeal, and making the album was an ordeal," guitarist Jani Kekarainen explains. "To me, the music of Skepticism is essentially dynamic and atmospheric. These qualities in music are best presented live. Hence, recording live made it possible to capture the most authentic result for the album." Adds Lasse, "I am personally very happy with the new songs. They contain a lot of atmospheric changes and layering but still sound like Skepticism."

01. You
02. Momentary
03. The Departure
04. March Incomplete
05. The Road
06. Closing Music
07. Pouring
08. The March And The Stream

Band profile: Skepticism
Posted: 02.07.2015 by BloodTears


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Comments: 2   Visited by: 25 users
02.07.2015 - 17:01
Very good news.
get the fuck off my lawn.
03.07.2015 - 11:56
Yes, it's been a while since their latest full-length.

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