||Lithuanian Pagan Black Metal band Obtest will enter Hertz studio in Bialystok, Poland in April to record its new album, "Gyvybes Medis" ("The Tree of Life"), due in the fall via Ledo Takas Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Šviesa" ("Light"), "Apeigos" ("Ceremonial"), "Tai Ne Pabaiga" ("It's Not The End").
In other news, Ledo Takas has announced plans to reissue Obtest's full-length debut, "Tukstantmetis", to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the album's original release. Retitled "Tukstantmetis + 10", the new slipcase edition will contain an improved and enhanced booklet, as well as liner notes written by the band, revealing "the true story behind album recordings," according to a press release. An April 23 release is expected.