German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have set “Icarus” as the title of their new album. Vocalist Leif Jensen described the CD’s main theme as “a modern-times, very apocalyptic adaption of elements of the Icarus myth, using a lot of its symbolism while interlinking with several other personal or observant subjects in true DEW-SCENTED fashion.” While the album — recorded at Soundlodge Studio and produced by Jörg Uken (NIGHTFALL, SUICIDAL ANGELS, GOD DETHRONED) — is not quite a concept album per se, Jensen says “Icarus” “has a pretty coherent lyrical flow, and that helps to enhance and also to intentionally enlarge the atmosphere and vibe created by the music.” The “Icarus” cover artwork was once created by Björn Goosses of Killustrations.
A 36-second teaser for DEW-SCENTED‘s new album can be seen below.
On the live front, DEW-SCENTED was forced to cancel its previously announced appearance at Chronical Moshers open air festival on June 9 “due to logistical complications on our end.” The band will also support Metal Blade labelmates SIX FEET UNDER on a run of shows in August.
For a complete list of upcoming dates, visit www.dew-scented.net.
DEW-SCENTED‘s latest album, “Invocation”, was released on May 24, 2010 in Europe via Metal Blade Records and May 25, 2010 in North America through Prosthetic Records.