||Atlanta's Withered have completed work on the band's latest album, "Folie Circulaire," which will see a June 24 release through Prosthetic Records. Withered posted the following on their MySpace Page:
"Our new record is officially completed and we're very satisfied," the band says. "Thanks to everyone involved, some very cool things have fallen into place for this release. Most of you are already aware of Barney Greenway's (Napalm Death) guest vocal appearance on "...The Fated Breath" and "Clamor Beneath." As always, his vocals are amazing and can't wait for everyone to hear them.
Also, the last song on the album is a cover song called 'Into Armageddon' by Necrophobic. If you're not already a fan of them, you need to be. They're in our top friends and some of the best black metal to ever come out of Sweden so check them out. Big thanks to them for being very cool about us recording their song and for writing it in the first place.
"The recording process was grueling but worth every 12 - 16 hour day. Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness, Black Tusk) and the guys at The Jam Room [in Columbia, S.C.) did a great job of keeping us focused and capturing our sound. It really shows on the record. Scott Hull (Visceral Sound, Pig Destroyer) also did a great job with the mastering and sequencing. It's relentless and we couldn't be happier. The artwork is also completed. The 'Folie Circulaire' cover art can be seen here. Paul Romano really delivered for us. It will feature a 12-page booklet and is full of fantastic imagery. It is all very symbolic of the lyrical content and overall feel of the record. We'll post more images as the release date approaches. Big thanks to Paul for being a great friend and supporter."
For more info on Necrophobic, check out their Official Website and their MySpace page.
Track List for "Folie Circulaire":
01. To Embrace...
02. ...The Fated Breath
03. Dichotomy Of Exile
04. Gnosis Unveils...
05. ...The Forsaken Truth
06. Purification Of Ignorance
07. Drawn Black Drapes...
08. ...Reveal The Essence Of Suffering
09. Clamor Beneath
10. Into Armageddon
Tracks: 10 (8 songs, 2 interludes)
Length: 46 minutes approx.
"Folie Circulaire" is the follow-up to 2005's critically-acclaimed "Memento Mori." A demoed version of "Putification of Ignorance," from the forthcoming album, is also available on the band's MySpace page.
In related news: Withered has confirmed a handful of tour dates with Meshuggah, Ministry, Javelina, Spewtilator, Kylesa, The Ocean, and Lair Of The Minotaur.
4/25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (with Waited, Meshuggah, Ministry)
5/17 Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn (with Javelina, Spewtilator)
5/22 Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 (with Kylesa)
(with The Ocean, Lair of the Minotaur, Withered)
5/24 Boston, MA - Church of Boston
5/25 Wallingford, CT - Cherry Street Station
5/26 New York, NY - Knitting Factory
5/27 Cleveland, OH - Reggie's Rock Club
5/28 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
5/29 Covington, KY - Mad Hatter
5/30 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
5/31 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade