The Eternal will enter Colour Sound Studios, Melbourne, Australia to commence work on their 5th studio album tentatively titled When The Circle Of Light Begins To Fade. The band will track 13 songs and will be working on the recording process for the next 6 months.
Singer/Guitarist Mark Kelson has this to say about the project: "We are approaching this recording quite differently than our previous albums, usually we have very comprehensive and complete demos, but we have decided to start tracking at the basic idea stage and see where it takes us. As for the material, I have spent a lot of time reflecting over our back catalogue and everything we have achieved since we formed at the start of 2003 and I really wanted to write an album that reflects all the elements of our sound. I feel the new material takes elements of Sleep Of Reason, Kartika, Under A New Sun & even The Sombre Light Of Isolation and blends them all together. We will still approach the new material very melodically as we always have done, but I have a feeling this will be a little heavier and darker than Under A New Sun as the last year has been hard for me on a personal level and I feel that comes across in many of the songs composed thus far. I have always seen this band as a form a therapy for all of us, so its great to be getting back in the studio and be getting all our demons out again. This will also be my first album as sole producer, over the years working with so many people and not always getting 100 percent of what I believe the band needed, I have decided it's my turn to step up and shape the final vision."
You can now listen/watch to a 10 minute audio sampler for the upcoming new The Eternal album Under A New Sun below. This sampler contains snippets from all eleven tracks on the new album, which will be released on a yet to be determined date.
Under A New Sun cover art] tracklist:
02. Under A New Sun
03. Delirium & Desire
04. Nothing Remains Without Us
06. The Sleeper The Tea Party)]
07. A Thousand Shades Of You
10. Cast In Stone
After months of deciding and several different covers, The Eternal finally have the artwork for Under A New Sun complete. The cover artwork and several images in the booklet are based on photography by fantastic Romanian photographer Felicia Simion.
Under A New Sun was recorded at the 301 Studios in Byron Bay in December with producer Jeff Martin (The Tea Party). The album was co-engineered by Paul Pilsneniks (The Living End, The Mars Volta) and features a guest contribution of acclaimed Finnish keyboard player Maria Ilmoniemi (Tarja).
Four 50 second samples of the songs "Under A New Sun", "Delirium & Desire", "The Sleeper" and "Cast In Stone" are still streaming at the band's MySpace, while you can find a live acoustic version of "The Sleeper" below. The song is performed by The Eternal's singer/guitarist Mark Kelson, together with Jeff Martin (who produced the album) and contributed vocals to this track on the album version and his bass player Jay Cortez, in Melbourne at The Corner Hotel on May 14th, 2010.
The Eternal announced the recording for the new album Under A New Sun is finished. The band states:
"We have just completed mastering out new record Under A New Sun cover art]. After 6 months of hard work, we have what we believe to be our strongest album in bag and we have been lucky enough to work with some fantastic people along the way."
Four 50 second samples of the songs "Under A New Sun", "Delirium & Desire", "The Sleeper" and "Cast In Stone" are now online at the band's MySpace.
The Eternal have posted the last official promo video for the song "Means For An Ending" online. The video is the second video from The Eternal's third album Kartika. The video for "Means For An Ending" was put together from footage the bands collections of tours in the USA, Canada & Mexico last year.
The Eternal also announced they'll be releasing a DVD soon. The DVD will contain a feature length "Kartika World Tour" documentary and "The Making of Kartika" documentary as well at two promo videos and plenty of photos. More information and a DVD trailer to follow shortly.
Under A New Sun has been named as the title for the upcoming album from The Eternal set to see the light of day in 2010. The album will be the follow up to the acclaimed Kartika & also the bands fourth full length album. Revealed song titles include: "Control", "Under A New Sun", "A Thousand Shades of You", "Collapse" and "Cast In Stone" to name a few.
The band have also launched a studio blog which can be viewed at this location.
The band enter 301 Studios in Byron Bay on December 4th. The blog will be updated daily throughout December with pictures and the latest news on the recording process, so be sure to check it out.
Under A New Sun will be produced by Jeff Martin (The Tea Party). Jeff adds this about the album: "I proudly re-introduce The Eternal... The type of band I've been waiting to produce. It's been a year now since Mark and I agreed to embark on a journey that begins this December. For The Eternal this will not be a stepping stone but a launch pad. For me, a creative working relationship that allows me to realise an artist's vision and re-connect with past influences, all the while looking into the future... darkly. I envision an alchemical marriage, a musical landscape anchored by organic rock and roll and infested with industrial overtones. To put things lightly, you're not playing with kids here. The Eternal are the real deal."
Australian doom metallers The Eternal have issued the following update:
"The Eternal have been nominated as finalists at the Australian Metal Awards for best keyboard player (Chris Stevenson) for "Kartika". Mark and Chris will both be at the awards held at The Forum in Sydney, 7th November. Should be a great night!
The song "To Drown" off our album "Sleep of Reason" is featured in the upcoming motion picture "Tomboys". It's the first time one of our songs has been in a feature length film so make sure you check it out! The release date is 16.10.09.
We will be entering 301 Studio's in Byron Bay, Australia, to record our upcoming album on December 3rd. We are very excited to give you some more news on this in the next few weeks, something special is coming your way!"
Australian doom metallers The Eternal have announced an Australian tour dates in support of their latest album "Kartika," which was released in November 2008. The Eternal will kick off with an Australian tour in February/March.
Tour dates, support, and venue details of the newly announced Australian shows are below:
Sat, Feb 21@ The Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
Doors: 8:30pm, Entry: $12
- With Universum, Black Orchid & Saeturnum
Fri, March 6@ The Arthouse, Melbourne, VIC
Doors: 8pm, Entry: $12
- With Darker Half (NSW), A State of Flux, Divine Ascension
Sat, March 7@ The Peninsula Lounge, Mooroduc, VIC
Doors: 8pm, Entry: $12
- With Dialysis, A State of Flux
Thu, March 12@ Brannigan's Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
Australian doom metallers The Eternal have posted their new video for the song "Lost Our Way" online. The song comes from the band's upcoming album, entilted "Kartika", which will be released in Finland on November 12th via Firebox Records. The CD will be issued in Australia on November 8 through SLP/Amphead Music.
You can watch the video on the band's official site here.
The new album of Australian Doomsters The Eternal, "Kartika", will see its first release on Firebox Records 12 November. This will be for Finland only, Europe will follow shortly after. "As for the rest of the world, we are currently negotiating the release in several different territories, so expect an update soon", added the band.
The artwork for "Kartika" was done by Italian designer Diego Maniscalco at Unspire. The album was mastered by John Ruberto at Crystal Mastering. The first pressing of Kartika will come with a limited bonus disc, featuring unreleased demos & remixes; over 95 minutes of new material from The Eternal. The final track listing is as follows:
"We would like to welcome Dave Langlands to the band as our new bass player. We just played our first show with Dave in Sydney and he did a great job. Dave is from New Zealand and has been active in the local scene for many years. Dave moved to Melbourne to work on various musical projects and we were lucky enough to bring him into the ranks of The Eternal. For our Melbourne fans we hope to be announcing a home show soon, so expect to see Dave and the rest of us shortly."
Mark Kelson from Australian The Eternal has issued the following update on the band's website:
"I'm very happy to announce that after two and a half years of writing & recording demos, we have completed 17 songs for our new album "Kartika". We will only be recording 10-12 songs for the final album, but I feel very satisfied that we have an excess of great material to choose from. I really feel fans of our music will not be disappointed with what we are about to unleash! We have really tried to incorporate sounds that we love, and have used a couple of interesting instruments such as the Chinese Pipa and the Hammer Dulcimer. I have had much fun playing around with Melotron's and Analogue Synthesizer's as well.