Twilight of the Gods, the band featuring vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga (Primordial), guitarists Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir) and Patrik Lindgren (Thyrfing), bassist Frode Glesnes (Einherjer) and drummer Nick Barker (Sadistic Intent, et al.) have signed with Season of Mist Records. The band have issued the following statement(s):


“We are proud to sign a worldwide deal for Twilight of the Gods with Season of Mist… So first question, why? The idea originally was to piece together an international band to pay tribute to Bathory. Nothing more and nothing less. A challenge and a homage. We toured the Bathory set last year and played some festivals here and there. We never say never again but some form of line was drawn under last years triumphant set at Ragnarok festival which made the whole journey seem worthwhile.”


Many Bathory fans will be relieved hearing that no re-recordings of old legendary anthems are planned…


“We were asked to re-record Bathory classics and offered this and that to make DVDs and live albums. Never in a million years was this going to happen… Yet the chemistry was so good between the five members we talked about writing our own material. It seemed a shame to file away the energy and synergy on a dusty shelf somewhere when new possibilities were open to all of us.”


…instead some classic true HM is being conjured:


“Life after all is about new challenges and journeys so in the month of October the five members of Twilight of the Gods convened in Southern Portugal for a writing session. On the back of this a contract was signed and things began to take shape. None of us in our respective bands and pasts have ever played straight forward Heavy Metal and this is what Twilight of the Gods is shaping up to be… Sure there are some Epic parts and some 70s rock influences but the vast majority of the material sounds truly classic metal.”


The band are set to enter studio early next year:


“Right now we are looking at going into the studio sometime in the first couple of months of 2012. So expect a full on Heavy Metal album crafted by a motley crue with over 40 albums experience within them and two decades each individually sharpening their swords…”


The album is scheduled sometime early 2012 via Season of Mist. Will it be just another supergroup or a true super group?

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