||Highly acclaimed Finnish band Shade Empire starts recording a new album. Band's newest member Mr. Rasane will start banging drums on the 1st of October. Main parts of the album will be recorded at Studio 33, Kuopio, Finland and this time band uses a real choir to boost up the sound. Vocal sessions will take place at Perkele Studios. If group's preceding album sounded sick this time it won't make a difference. Ajattara's mastermind Ruoja will produce vocals for the album and Sami Niittykoski gives the final touch by mixing the whole grandeur together.
Shade Empire has created a sound which is hardly categorised. They flavour their music using industrial and symphonic elements still being death-, black-, dark metal, you name it. So far Shade Empire has released two totally praising reviews gotten albums, Sinthetic(2004) and Intoxicate O.S.(2006). Intoxicate O.S. went 25th on its releasing week on Finnish official album charts. Single, from Intoxicate O.S.-album, "Slitwrist Ecstasy" went 3rd on official Finnish single charts and stayed there for weeks. Shade Empire were also headlining last years Popkomm's metal night at Berlin, Germany.
Forthcoming album will contain nine songs and two videos will be published from the album. Parts from the video production will be done outside of Finnish borders and the budget will be big at least in Finland's scale. Director for the videos will be Ari Reinikainen.
The 3rd album of Shade Empire will be released in Finland, Sweden and Norway on 12.3.2008. The rest of the world will follow a few days later. Album will be released through Dynamic Arts Records. All other information concerning schedules, international tours etc. will be informed later on. Studio diary enlightens the recording sessions.