Italian black/doom metal misanthropes Forgotten Tomb recently revealed details of their upcoming new album.
‘…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil’, the band’s 6th full-length, was recorded in Italy’s Elfo Studio with Daniele Mandelli, who has recorded previous Forgotten Tomb albums, and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom) in Finland. The album will be released on October 30th (EU) and November 6th (US) via Agonia.
According to a press release, the new record is “more powerful and straight to the point, beginning where it’s antecedent – ‘Under Saturn Retrograde’ – melodically ended. The directions of the new release may vary however over the last year’s offering, as the band submerges into more dark, horror-like regions and underground scenery, serving us a more steady and mature recording. Forgotten Tomb is still obscure, melodic and still follows its own negative path – continuously experiencing with sound and imaginativeness. But as fans of the formation may already know, the Italian outfit is likely to surprise the listener during the long and complex compositions, smuggling mainstream-music elements and wise song-structures into the outwardly seamy and fearsome metal landscapes, making the obvious music sub-genres sound not that obvious any more.”
Leader and songwriter Ferdinando ‘Herr Morbid’ Marchisio claims the new album is the most personal one he has written since 2004’s ‘Love’s Burial Ground’ and “it explores the darkest corners of his mind like never before, making it without any doubt one of the band’s more tortured and twisted offerings.”
…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil (2012): .
2. …And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil…
3. Cold Summer
4. Let’s Torture Each Other
5. Love Me Like You’d Love The Death
7. Nullifying Tomorrow
8. Transmission (Joy Division cover – Exclusive digipack CD bonus track)
9. Sore (Buzzov•en cover – Exclusive vinyl bonus track)
‘…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil’ will be available on CD, digipack CD limited to 1000 copies, digital download and double 12″ LP, the first 66 copies of which will come on multicoloured splatter vinyl.
Prior to the new album, the band will release a new EP, ‘Deprived’, on September 25th, limited to 300 copies (100 green, 100 white, 100 red).
Forgotten Tomb will embark on a European tour in November and December of 2012.
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