Chicago’s Novembers Doom have announced it will return this July with their ninth studio album.
Called Bled White, it comes out on July 15 through The End Records.
The follow up to the group’s critically acclaimed full-length Apothic was recorded at Belle City Sound with engineer Chris Wisco (Jungle Rot, Nachtmystium) handling recording and co-production duties with Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Nightingale) spearheading the mixing for all eleven tracks.
“Every time a band writes and records a new album, they always say things like ‘This is our best yet!’ and it usually isn’t. Is this our best yet? I’ll let you decide that, since opinions are all objective,” says the band’s Paul Kuhr.
“What I will say is this… We approached Bled White differently than the past. We put a lot more focus on vocal melodies and harmonies this time around, creating a new soundscape for Novembers Doom. The music is punishing at times with my heaviest growls to date, and others will take you to a new place entirely for us exploring new ground. It’s very different at times, but it remains Novembers Doom. I won’t say it’s our best, but I’ll tell you it’s the one I’m most proud of… OK. It’s our best yet.”
The band plans to tour the U.S. and Europe in 2014 in support of their new studio release.
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