Last month I had posted a small bit of information about this project and less than three weeks later, there’s much more to report. Agonia Records are set to release Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, the latest effort from Ephel Duath, described as being “a multi-layered hybrid of death metal, jazz and post rock”. Scheduled for release on November 19th in Europe and November 26th in North America, this release brings together Karyn Crisis, Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, and Davide Tiso in a way that will make their fans insane. More insanity. Cannibal Corpse producer and Hate Eternal vocalist Erik Rutan joins them for two of the eight tracks, “Within This Soil” and “Feathers Under My Skin”, the latter of which you may preview in full below.
Here is the full track listing:
1. Feathers Under My Skin
2. Tracing The Path Of Blood
3. When Mind Escapes Flesh
4. Within This Soil
5. Those Gates To Nothing
6. Through Flames I Shield
7. Hemmed By Light
8. Shaped by Darkness
Outside of his vocal contributions, Rutan also produced the entire album in St. Petersburg, Florida at Mana Recording Studios, with mastering done at West West Side Studios in NYC by Alan Douches.
The vinyl pressing will be available in two different color variations:
white with black splatter (350 copies)
gold (77 copies)
The gold vinyl pressings will be hand-numbered. Both pressings will come in gatefold covers and printed inner jackets. You may pre-order both through the links above.