US atmospheric death/funeral doom metal band Evoken have completed work on their anticipated new full-length album Atra Mors (the Latin translation for "Black Death"). The album is due out on July 31st under Profound Lore Records. Also, Evoken has a new track, "An Extrinsic Divide", available for streaming at this location.
US funeral doom metal band Evoken has revealed the title and release date for their upcoming new album. The band posted the following on their Facebook page: "The new album Atra Mors is now set for release July 31, 2012 via Profound Lore. We'll be playing one new song from the album this Saturday. Plans to tour in support of the new album will be addressed quite soon stay tuned and doomed."
US death/doom metal band Evoken have announced that they will enter the studio in November to record their new album.
The band issued the following statement on their official Facebook page: "The first 3 dates for the studio are booked, and we're ready to go. November 11th, 12th, and 13th we begin recording our new opus. We will be returning to the same studio behind A Caress Of The Void with Steve DeAcutis behind the board once again."
"It has been quite a awhile since the last update so without further hesitation, I give you the latest news regarding Evoken.
We have just completed our version of "Yet The Watchers Guard" for the upcoming Thergothon tribute on Solitude Productions. We think it is a respectable and authentic tribute to the kings of Lovecraftian DOOM!
We will also be entering the studio this weekend to begin recording a 4 song (3 songs/outro) split CD with Swedish heavyweights Beneath The Frozen Soil. This will be released by I Hate Records. Details are still mostly unclear as of this moment, however more will be posted as soon as I receive it... including the titles, time lengths, release date as well as other important news. So check back here as it will be updated soon."
Guitarist Nick Orlando from US Funeral Doom band Evoken has updated their MySpace page with the following blog:
"Greetings, everybody....Hope your Thanksgiving was good and the gravy was flowing fast & free!!! Anyway, on to the important news.....
First and foremost, we would like to introduce & welcome our new keyboard player into the fold, Don Zaros. He is a very talented musician with a lot of knowledge regarding this type of music...which is exactly what we were looking for. Evoken has started practicing again as a full band (finally) after a lengthy layoff and initial rehearsals have been very promising.
Secondly, the new Evoken album has arrived, so we will be able to take care of all orders from here on out. Apologies to all those who've emailed me the last 1-2 weeks and were turned away, I just didn't want to start taking pre-orders and have something else go wrong (knowing the luck this band usually has). Now they are in my hands, so all is well.
Russian doom-metal label Solitude Prod. has concluded an agreement with Elegy Records for releasing Evoken's "Embrace the Emptiness" album. Earlier this album had been released by the American label in 1998 with limited circulation.
The CD is to be released in the first half of October this year, it will be exclusively designed.
In America "Embrace the Emptiness" will be spread only by Elegy Records.
Solitude Prod - Russian Doom Metal Label
The following message by the members of Evoken has been posted on the band's official forum announcing their new bass player:
it's been a very long time since I have posted here, and now that the dust has settled, once again I now have the opportunity to chat and post as in the past.
First....we are extremely honored, and proud to announce the newest member of Evoken. Former Incantation,Disciples of Mockery, and current mastermind of Methadrone Craig Pillard as our new bassist.
We have been good friends with Craig for many years and it was only a matter of time before we could combine Craig's sound, talent, and experience with Evoken. We are very excited about the future of Evoken, with many things planned for the future. So Evoken are now a complete line-up once again as: John Paradiso-Guitars/Vocals, Nick Orlando-Guitars and Clean Guitars, Craig Pillard-Bassist, Denny Hahn-Keyboards, and Vince Verkay-Drums.
After a few years of silence Evoken finally re-emerged from the vault and completed the new album "Antithesis of Light".
We have just received the master tape a few hours before doing this news update, so we can't really say much about it in this very moment. From the few songs we had the opportunity to listen to, we all can expect an extreme album, with very little left to melodies and hope.
Album tracks list :
- IN SOLITARY RUIN
- ACCURSED PREMONITION
- THE MOURNFUL REFUSAL
- PAVOR NOCTURNUS
- ANTITHESIS OF LIGHT
- THE LAST OF VITALITY
(for a total playing time of 73 minutes !!!)
Here you have an anticipation of the album front cover ( click here )
"NYC's doomsters EVOKEN have also completed the recordings of their new album, to come in 2005.
The album is now tentatively titled "The Last of Vitality" (might change !)
We also have an anticipation on the songs titles :
Antithesis of Light
The Last of Vitality
We asked the guys to describe the album in words, and here it comes directly from their pen.... :
"This album will show more variety in structure and sound. Yet, will still keep its dark, heavy, and ominous overtone. This definitely has more structure, yet has subtle differences from previous work. Each song has a swelling and sweeping, darkened atmosphere that will be felt from opening track, to final note. 7 songs plus one intro will come together like a life ending story. The clean guitar sounds as if a distant tolling bell warns of an impending dying sun. The rest of the instruments will complete a sound that we will let the listener await. Some surprises will be found on this album that will show Evoken will continue to expand its sound, its song structure, and influences, while still committing to their doom laden foundation.