16:19 - !J.O.O.E.! Absinthe is nasty stuff, but then I've only had it from bottles from supermarkets. Apparently there's a "right" way to drink it. There's an absinthe bar in my town which I've been meaning to go to to try it for realz.
Swedish metallers Skyfire have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"After 5 years of computer failure, illness, lineup-changes and countless other obstacles, Swedish progressive death metallers Skyfire will triumphantly return to unleash their long awaited 4th album "Esoteric" this September 8th in North America, 14th in the UK and 18th in Europe via Pivotal Rockordings. Bassist Martin Hanner comments on the band's new album which features 10 epic new songs, some of which utilizing up to 70 individual tracks each:
"For this album, we were heavily inspired by bands like Symphony X and Bal-Sagoth; bands that write epic and catchy songs at the same time. We really thought long and hard about how we can make this new record as epic as possible without it coming off as cheesy and we then carefully began writing the subtle choir and orchestra parts to accompany the already bombastic music. This took quite some time, but we are pleased with the final result. The writing and overall planning for this CD took years and we literally weren't finished writing until right after all the recording was done.
"The Entropy League" poadcast via Metal Injection has premiered "Esoteric", the new song from Swedish metallers Skyfire (note: the song is played between the 10-minute and the 14-minute, 32-second marks).
"Esoteric" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "Esoteric", which is scheduled for release in August/September via Pivotal Rockordings.
Swedish metallers Skyfire have issued the following update:
"Some good news and some bad...
First, the bad: We expected the recording of this album to take a while, but unfortunately things took longer than we thought. Because we are working with lots of keyboard tracks as well as orchestra and choir samples (this was the big secret we were keeping from everyone, but since things are taking so long it's only fair to let you guys know!), recording this album will obviously take longer than usual.
The month of July was especially tedious for us. As a result of the delays, we had to book the mix for next month, so we will hopefully be able to post some new music in October or November. This also means that the album itself will have to be released later than expected. We don't want to make any promises we can't keep, so we will just say that the new album will come out sometime early next year. We know this might come as a disappointment to many, but if you guys were able to wait since 2004, a few extra months should be nothing.
Swedish metal band Skyfire have posted following at their official myspace page:
"Swedish progressive death metallers Skyfire have set "Esoteric" as the title of their fourth album, due this fall via Pivotal Rockordings. The cover art, which can only be described as "epic," was created by Pär Olofsson, who has previously worked with Brain Drill, Psycroptic, Spawn Of Posession, and Persuader.
The recording process for Esoteric is nearing completion at Powernest Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. Studio blogs can be viewed at Revolution-Music.dk.
The follow-up to 2004's "Spectral", Esoteric is scheduled to be mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry) at Black Lounge Studios..."
The following message was posted on Skyfire's Myspace page:
"We've gotten many e-mails and questions over the last few years regarding the status of Skyfire and now it's time to give you an official update.
As some of you may know, our brother Henrik, who has been with us for all 3 albums and has contributed so much to the band, has chosen to leave Skyfire and concentrate on his own project Favilla. We want to stress that there are no hard feelings on either side and wish Henrik the best of luck in all his future endeavors. The band will always look back on the great times with him when he was with Skyfire.
The good news however, is that we have found an amazing replacement for Henrik in Elohim vocalist Joakim Karlsson!
The Swedish melodic death metal band Skyfire signs with Arise Records, after two albums released through Hammerheart Records "Timeless Departure" (2001) and "Mind Revolutions" (2003), the band will record their third album in February/March 2004 at Los Angered Studios & Underground Studios (Sweden) to be released in May 2004.