The sixth full-length album from progressive/avant-garde metal band EPHEL DUATH will be released in the spring of 2013 via Agonia Records. The CD title and cover artwork have been finalized and will be revealed later this year. The follow-up to this year’s “On Death And Cosmos” EP will mark the recording debut of bassist Bryan Beller (Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, DETHKLOK, THE ARISTOCRATS, James LaBrie, Dweezil Zappa). Drummer Marco Minnemann will once again appear on the new album, bringing the creative relationship between drums and guitars to a dynamism never reached before by the band.
According to a press release, “the album itself can easily be described as a new mountain-sized challenge in EPHEL DUATH‘s career, that Davide Tiso [founder/guitarist] — along with the support of vocalist Karyn Crisis — is taking step by step in order to reach the zenith.”
“EPHEL DUATH‘s new album is the musical statement I wish this band will be remembered for,” Davide says. “All I’ve learned or not learned musically, all I’ve always wanted my lyrics to be, live and breathe in these eight new songs. This album holds together all that EPHEL DUATH‘s music has touched in the last fifteen years and pushes its boundaries even further. I feel that a whole new expressive world is opening up to me and this band. My intent is to blindly follow this recent path and to bring EPHEL DUATH to higher and higher levels of intensity, riff after riff, song after song, with patience and obstinacy, an open heart and dedication.”
In January, EPHEL DUATH will enter Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan to record guitars and vocals and to mix the album.
At the moment the band is busy putting the finishing touches on what will be the final guitar and vocal tracks.
EPHEL DUATH‘s current recording lineup is:
Karyn Crisis – Vocals
Marco Minnemann – Drums
Bryan Beller – Bass
Davide Tiso – Guitar