The legendary IN THE WOODS… will release their comeback album, Pure, after returning to the stage last year. Pure is set for a September 16, 2016 release via Debemur Morti Productions. Two songs have been posted, “Cult of Shining Stars” and “Blue Oceans Rise (Like a War)“:
Important to note that this is not a complete band reunion as vocalists, Jan Kenneth Transeth and Synne “Soprana” Larsen, as well as deceased guitarist Oddvar A:M are not included. The current vocalist is James Fogarty.
It’s been 14 long years but Norwegian legends, IN THE WOODS…, have announced their return. The line-up includes the Botteri brothers and Anders Kobro along with some as yet unannounced members. Truly a beautiful announcement for a band that didn’t get the amount of respect they were owed.
Here’s the band’s official announcement:
“Back into the woods The woods are full of trees, some old, some not. Some have been cut down, some recycled, and some are still standing, defying the harshness of the nature. This goes for the Kristiansand-based band as well. Some of the trees have decided to rear their ugly heads once again, with a battle plan including the recording of two albums, two albums which were planned released back in the year 2000. Later this month the members will get together, rehearsing and polishing the songs. During the period prior to the farewell gig in Kristiansand 14 years ago, on the 29th of December at Caledonien Hall, the lineup changed several times. But a core, consisting of original drummer Kobro and the Botteri twins Chris and Christopher, has always been present. The lineup today consists of these three aforementioned gentlemen, as well as several other musicans will be announced soon, also a very good replacement that will fill the shoes for Oddvar who tragically left us last year. The band will not rush the production of the material, but state they will take their time to ensure a high quality process resulting in music which will stand the test of time.”
Keyboardist/composer Andy Winter of WINDS and AGE OF SILENCE fame has a new solo album, Incomprehensible, which is available now via The End records. The album features an impressive roster of guest vocalists from MADDER MORTEM, AGALLOCH, GREEN CARNATION, EDGE OF SANITY, PECCATUM, BORKNAGAR, NOVEMBERS DOOM, and WINDS.
Also appearing are Jan Axel von Blomberg aka Hellhammer (MAYHEM, WINDS), Carl August Tidemann (WINDS, ex-ARCTURUS), Øystein Moe (WINDS, ex-ULVER), Don Anderson (AGALLOCH,SCULPTURED) and Mike Young (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT).
Having continued his approach of always applying a very genre-defying style, “Incomprehensible” is yet another unmistakable and unique record from Andy Winter, and one that provides a different experience altogether when compared to anything else in metal, or indeed most music.
German record label, Prophecy Productions, have posted the majority of their back catalogue on youtube for fans to enjoy. Famous for their niche of eclectic folk, progressive, and dark metal, the label has released many classic albums, including releases by IN THE WOODS…, EMPYRIUM, GREEN CARNATION, TENHI, DRAWN, and BLAZING ETERNITY.