Avant-garde heavy metal act Ephel Duath has teamed up with NPR.org to launch an advance 'First Listen' album stream of the band's impending release Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, out November 26 on Agonia Records. Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness can be streamed in its entirety this week at: http://www.npr.org/2013/11/10/243762855/first-listen-ephel-duath-hemmed-by-light-shaped-by-darkness.
"This album holds together all that Ephel Duath's music has touched in the last 15 years, and pushes its boundaries even further," commented guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso. "Lyrically, the new songs dig deep in higher self-subject matters, combining brutally visual imagery with a painfully honest soul searching quest."
Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness can be pre-ordered now in Digipack CD, Double LP and Digital formats at: https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en.
I. Feathers Under My Skin *
II. Tracing The Path Of Blood
III. When Mind Escapes Flesh
IV. Within This Soil *
V. Those Gates To Nothing
VI. Through Flames I Shield
VII. Hemmed By Light
VIII. Shaped By Darkness
* featuring Erik Rutan
Ignited by commitment and passion, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness is a multi-layered hybrid of death metal, jazz and post rock, and a strong statement from a band never bounded by rules. With intuition set as the only significant parameter, Ephel Duath takes an uncompromising will to experiment to a whole new level of intensity.
Featuring eight new songs and reaching over 50 minutes of total length, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness includes a unique line-up of: Marco Minnemann (Kreator, Necrophagist, Joe Satriani) behind the drums, Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Joe Satriani) on bass, lead singer Karyn Crisis (Crisis, Karyn Crisis Band) along with the founder, guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso.
The album was produced by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Fla. and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studios, N.Y.
Stay tuned to the official Ephel Duath Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/EphelDuathOfficial for the latest info.