The multi-talented Dan Swanö announced on his message board that he has reunited with EDGE OF SANITY and plans to record the sequel to the acclaimed album, Crimson. Here’s what Dan had to say:
“Since Black Mark have been clever enough to announce a new EDGE OF SANITY release called Crimson II, even though I begged them to keep it a secret, what can I do??? I don’t want to lie to my friends.
“The first two weeks of May will be dedicated to the writing and recording of an album I have had bubbling inside of me ever since I started the fight for a more ‘accessible’ BLOODBATH (which we all know didn’t happen). I have a bunch of good riffs that sounds SOOO like EDGE OF SANITY that it would be ridiculous to start yet another project and sound just like something I invented years ago. Black Mark have been asking me to re-join the band since the moment I quit and they never really got the fact that I wanted nothing to do with it.
“After Evolution, I felt it was all over and went on to do my thing. Then the ‘other’ EDGE OF SANITY split up and let the world EDGE-less’. That’s when the ball began rolling. And after a long discussion over a good meal at the Black Mark house I decided to start thinking about the stuff I was writing as a new EOS album.
“On the train ride home I started toying around with the idea of a follow-up to Crimson and when I got home it seemed like the only right thing to do.
“I am not in the mood for some ‘singer songwriter, wanna have a hit single’ Metal. I want Epic-goddamn!!! So there will be one big piece this time as well, (With track numbers for index, this time). It will be a mind-blowing powerful blend between E.O.S. (duuh..), PAN THY MONIUM, GODSEND, KARABOUDJAN, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, ODYSSEY and maybe even some passages of old NIGHTINGALE thrown in. A Swanö-style pomp-death overkill!!!!!
“Some of the stuff I have this far is the most classy pomp-death stuff I have ever written and I feel very confident in myself.
“The main reason to why I do such a sacred and weird this, as to EDGE OF SANITY is… I want this album to be known, to sell, to get through the fucking jungle of albums, to be reviewed everywhere…I know this album will kick ass and I don’t want it to drown in some ’new project with the guy from EOS’ formula.
“If it IS called EDGE OF SANITY it will be given a serious listen and trust me… no one will be disappointed, it will be among the best EOS albums.
“August it is…”