ZT Exclusive: Woods Of Ypres to release W5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

Canada’s Woods Of Ypres are set to release a new album next month. ZT recently caught up with charming-as-ever frontman David Gold to find out more. He had the following to say:


“Woods Of Ypres – “W5: Grey Skies & Electric Light” is set to be released on January 30th, 2012 via Earache Records!  Nearly 10 years in, I hope we’d still have 10 yet to go, but should this turn out to be our final statement, I can finally be satisfied with what was expressed on this album about our experiences in life and our lives in music.  Though the world of dreams is a tragic place, we took big risks in working towards our goals, gave all we had left and I believe at the very least, we were finally able to create what I think is our first perfect record, harnessing our most loved remembered feelings of Katatonia, Sentenced, Type O Negative, Anathema, Crowbar and classic Woods Of Ypres into a fresh and modern sound, totally honest, bleak and grey but yet oh so melodic, singalong-able, strangely uplifting and life affirming.  There’s love, loss and yet life still, despite it all.  Lead guitarist and studio bassist, pianist Joel Violette and I worked our musical hearts out on a dozen songs this summer, recorded in two intense weeks in August and by January, they are yours to enjoy on CD, vinyl and digitally.  The timing of this record will be perfect for a new year and for the dark and cold of winter of such a hopeful time as 2012.  These are hard times for a lot of people, us included, to which we have created a soundtrack that will likely resonate with many.  Career Suicide is Not Real Suicide, Whoa-oh, oh-oh, Death is Not an Exit…life goes on if you’ll let it.  I invite you to listen, and if you like it, buy it!  Joel and I had already been discussing some very exciting framework for a “Woods 6”, pushing the Woods Of Ypres sound even further, but time will tell if we’ll be provided the opportunity the make it a reality.  “Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light” is the last one we can do all on our own, and for free, but it’s a great one and we’re very proud of what we did with our time.  Don’t wait ’till death to sing our praise, but at the end of our time, just kiss our ashes goodbye.  Woods Of Ypres, 2002 – …”


If that does not slake your lust for Woods goodness, a new track has been posted online here.

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