Metal Storm received the following good news from bassist Rodrigo Gálvez of Chilean doom metallers Mar De Grises:

"Yes, this is official.

We have a new album and we have confirmed our second tour over Europe. After a long period of silence, we are glad to announce the release of our new album.

"Draining The Waterheart" [cover] is the title, and in 8 tracks it contains more than 60 minutes of an intense and unique kind of music. We took quite a long time to compose and record it, but we are pleased with the result. As always, our musical limits at the time of composing it were still very few.
The songs have varied structures and musical arrangements; the guitars are very varied in terms of melody. We tried a lot of new things, and in general, this album seems to be a bit more aggressive and technical. About the title of the album and songs, they represent, in some way, an act of liberation of our most deep feelings. The endless contradictions of a thinking being yet emotional, illusions, disillusions, and our most bitter feelings conjugate, inspiring us in this new sonorous story.

The release date will be April the 14th, again from Finland to the world through Firebox Records, with exclusive distribution in more than 20 countries, including a special release for the USA and Southamerica, both soon to be confirmed. It consists in two editions: a quite simple one and a luxus limited edition, specially designed four our fans. Tuomo Lethonen (Swallow the Sun, Grave Flowers) has done a magnificent artwork; there will be a digipack-A5 format that will include a mini CD entitled "Unconscios Passenger" as bonus material. This is quite a singular soundscape and represents our first effort in expanding the boundaries of our music, with the same kind of inspiration and without letting go the usual aesthetic.

The tracklist is the following:

01. Sleep Just One Dawn [Listen]
02. Kilómetros De Nada
03. Deep-Seeded Hope Avant-Garde [Listen]
04. Fantasía
05. Wooden Woodpecker Conversion
06. One Possessed
07. Summon Me
08. Liturgia; Convite Y Prefiguración/Purgatorio/Diálogo Infierno [Listen]

You can listen to an advance in our website and MySpace.

Now, all this will be supported by our second tour to Europe.

After several months of working with Lugga Music, everything is now marching on. From April 16 to May 12, we will take our music from the end of the World to Europe. We will have the honor going on a unique tour along with great bands such as masters of doom-death Saturnus, and the promissory avant-black band Thurisaz, including an exclusive mini tour through Finland that we will have with the doomers Ablaze In Hatred. There will be more than 20 concerts in more than 10 countries, with shows on exclusive festivals such as the SWR Fest in Barroselas, Portugal and the Firebox Metal Fest in Finland, sharing stage with great bands such as Dark Tranquillity, Impaled Nazarene, Enslaved, Brujeria, Ghost Brigade, Rotten Sound, Hirax, Carnal Forge, Urgehal, Dark The Suns, Throes Of Dawn, Colosseum and Funeral, among an endless list of outstanding bands.

You can look for more details of the tour on our website and Myspace. We are still booking concerts! So, any kind of interest or help, you can write to

We are honored to have been chosen as Cultural Ambassadors of Chile, our country. We would like to thank the Dirección de Asuntos Culturales del Ministerior de Relaciones Exteriores, Gobierno de Chile. For this given oportunity and support.

Well mates. That is all for the moment. We will be giving more details of the release of the album and tour, soon."

Band profile: Mar De Grises
Event: Mar De Grises + Ablaze In Hatred
Posted: 09.03.2008 by Thryce


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GT - 09.03.2008 at 14:00  
The new songs on their MySpace sounds awesome. Haven't heard anything about this band before but I might have to check some of their earlier work out.
Bad English - 09.03.2008 at 14:31  
Thay wont come to Lv
Katatronik - 09.03.2008 at 15:22  
Can't wait for the new album, the new songs are amazing IMO...
Great band!
FOOCK Nam - 09.03.2008 at 15:38  
Wow look at the list of band performing in Firebox Metal Finland, wish just I can be there...
gid - 09.03.2008 at 15:40  
I'm so excited about this album. The new songs sound great. I'm just disappointed they're not stopping over in England.
Promonex - 09.03.2008 at 18:40  
No Germany
Deadsoulman - 09.03.2008 at 19:03  

I have really high hopes for this new album, "The Tatterdemalion Express" was an awesome debut And this is a beautiful cover art again.
Southern Wind - 09.03.2008 at 20:48  
This is my most expected doom metal album of the year, and not only because of nationalist chauvinism. I hope you enjoy their shows up there in Europe, this band is pretty amazing live, I only saw them once but it was great, they shared stage with Poema Arcanus.
Marcel Hubregtse - 09.03.2008 at 21:12  

May 2nd Warning in Baroeg, Rotterdam and then May 9th Mar De Grises at the same venue.

Life can't get much better than that.
TheDamned - 10.03.2008 at 12:42  
First album was awesome, let's see if they can top it
FOOCK Nam - 10.03.2008 at 16:02  
Checked some of their songs in new album,
Southern Wind - 16.03.2008 at 05:58  
Just coming back from a Mar De Grises show, their last in Chile before they leave... it was freaking amazing! it was a fucking musical trance and the new songs sounded so great!
Marcel Hubregtse - 16.03.2008 at 18:17  
Written by Guest on 16.03.2008 at 05:58

Just coming back from a Mar De Grises show, their last in Chile before they leave... it was freaking amazing! it was a fucking musical trance and the new songs sounded so great!

Damn and NOW I really CAN'T wait for May 9 to come by.
That day they will play with Saturnus, Funeral, & In Age And Sadness

But what a week that will be first on May 2 Warning and then FINALLY Mar De Grises in the Netherlands a week later.

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