Alexandre Locher (also known as Xytras or Xy) of Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL recently travelled to Finland to oversee pre-production on the new album from the Finnish modern thrash/death-influenced metal band DEAD SHAPE FIGURE.
It’s been years since Xy produced an album for another band; it started with MISERY‘s “Mystic” CD in 1993; he would later produce two albums for Greek death/black metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST (1997’s “A Dead Poem” and 1999’s “Sleep Of The Angel”) as well as the first two LPs from Germany’s MY INSANITY.
A short video clip of Xy in the studio with DEAD SHAPE FIGURE can be seen below.
DEAD SHAPE FIGURE‘s mini-CD, “Dev!lle Ride”, was released via Dynamic Arts Records.
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. Strangle The Hero
02. And They Adore The Replacement
03. Leave Your Buildings
04. Dead Again
Guitarist Kride Lahti left DEAD SHAPE FIGURE last year “due to personal reasons and lack of motivation.” He has since been replaced by Silver Ots (THE NIBIRUAN, ex-AMORAL).
DEAD SHAPE FIGURE‘s second full-length album, “The Disease Of St. Vitus”, was released in October 2010 via Dynamic Arts Records. The CD was mastered at Virtalähde Analog Audio Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
The band’s debut album, “The Grand Karoshi”, came out in 2008 via Season Of Mist. The CD’s lyrical content was translated by Kallio into Finnish as a book of poetry, entitled “Loppusäkeet”.