Septicflesh

In the three years since the release of their previous album The Great Mass, Septicflesh haven’t exactly been inactive. Season of Mist re-released their entire discography it seems, and the band have been keeping up with worldwide touring, with shows on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise happening now and a Japanese tour coming next month. It still feels like we haven’t seen much of them though, right? Hopefully that changes soon, as the band have just wrapped up the recording of their as of yet untitled new album.

The band have recorded their 10-track record at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, but what strikes me as most interesting is that the group have also traveled to the Czech Republic during album sessions to collaborate with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, whom you may remember from the Devin Townsend Project epic, Deconstruction.

The band also makes the new record sound very promising:

“We are really exhausted from the work on this record, but also very proud of the results. We worked hard with [producer] Logan [Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory, etc)] to bring you the ultimate death metal soundtrack for your darkest dreams. The compositions are progressive with a lot of emotional peaks, while at the same time the songs sound very aggressive and powerful. We also had the chance to work for the first time with a full children’s choir besides the regular adult choir, and that helped us dive deeper into darker cinematic atmospheres. We have achieved a new level of extreme emotions.”
So by all accounts, this record should at least sound phenomenal. It’ll be out later this year on Prosthetic Records.
– JR
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