French progressive technical death metallers GOROD have inked a North American deal with Unique Leader Records. The band’s fourth full-length album, “A Perfect Absolution”, will be released in the U.S. on May 8. The CD was mixed by producer Frédéric “Elmobo” Motte, who oversaw the recording of the drums, bass and vocals, while all guitars were tracked by GOROD‘s mastermind Matthieu Pascal at his Bud Records Studio. The mix and the mastering were done at Elmobo‘s Conkrete Studio by Pascal and Elmobo.
The lyrical concept of “A Perfect Absolution” is based on the history of Kievan Rus during the 10th century.
In the year 945, Igor, King of Kiev, was killed while collecting a “tribute” when he visited a neighbor pagan tribe (the Derevlians) who lives in the forest. He left a widow, Olga, who avenged him in an extremely harsh manner before converting to Orthodox Christianity.
“A Perfect Absolution” features guest guitar solos by Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA) and Mike Keene (THE FACELESS).
GOROD will join OBSCURA for the “Omnivium Europe 2012” tour in March/April. Also appearing on the bill are SPAWN OF POSSESSION and EXIVIOUS.
GOROD‘s latest full-length album, “Process Of A New Decline”, came out in 2009 via Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2006’s “Leading Vision” marked the recording debut of GOROD‘s new drummer, Samuel Santiago.
GOROD‘s “Transcendence” EP came out last spring. The disc included a 15-minute-long new song, one acoustic track, a CYNIC cover and two re-recorded songs from the band’s first two albums.