Chicago’s Novembers Doom have finished recording their eighth full length album entitled Aphotic. The album is set for release on May 10th on The End Records. Frontman Paul Kuhr says of the release, “One goal in Novembers Doom is to never repeat ourselves. We aim to constantly challenge our writing abilities to deliver something new each and every time, while maintaining what we feel is our signature sound. We feel we’ve not only accomplished that with Aphotic, but have pushed our creativity into new musical territory. The result is quite possibly the most unique Novembers Doom release yet.” The album has its roots in darkness and melancholic madness, reminiscent of the band’s early doom roots but bringing something new and modern to the listener.
Aphotic features special guests on several tracks. Anneke Van Giersbergen (Agua De Annique, The Gathering) delivers a chilling and haunting vocal on “What Could Have Been.” World renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine (Earthen Grave) lends her talent on both “What Could Have Been” as well as “The Dark Host.” Finally, the man behind the mixing board Dan Swano (Nightingale, Edge of Sanity, Bloodbath) adds his vocal touch to “Of Age and Origin,” also offering rare appearance of his mighty growl!
1. The Dark Host
2. Harvest Scythe
4. What Could Have Been
5. Of Age and Origin – Part 1: A Violent Day
6. Of Age and Origin – Part 2: A Day of Joy
7. Six Sides
8. Shadow Play
Novembers Doom plan to announce touring plans soon.
November’s Doom Podcast: http://tinyurl.com/ndpodcasting