Norwegian doom metallers SYRACH have issued the following update:
"Last weekend we had Adam [Suleiman, drums] coming over the mountains from Oslo, and we started working on a pre-production of four brand new tracks. With little or no preparations, we had a certain pressure to get them right. Adam had never played the tracks before, and had to come up with the drum tracks and rehearse them. Also it had to be done close to perfect, since we recorded everything live in our rehearsal room. Luckily, Adam and the rest of us managed to get a few tracks right, and in the end we had all four tracks recorded even with some time to spare for some leads and some food...
"We were supposed to get the vocals done last week, but since mister Ripper [Kenneth Olsen] decided to spend the night fishing (without getting any, of course...) he had to call in sick and could not do any vocals at all. but fear nothing; he'll get it done this week, and the songs will sound great in the end!
"As of now, we are very satisfied with the outcome, as a demo. We'll probably not go into studio before 3-4 more songs are made, but we have plenty of material lying around, so hopefully it won't take too long. The pre-prod is about 40 minutes already, so we'll soon enough be ready for studio, we hope."
SYRACH's sophomore album, "A Dark Burial", was released in July 2009 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Bjørnar Nilsen and features artwork (see below) by Martin Kvamme, who has previously worked with FANTOMAS, Mike Patton, DARKTHRONE and lots of other artists.
SYRACH was formed in 1993 in Kalandseidet, near Bergen, Norway — a region known to have spawned bands like IMMORTAL and BURZUM, to name a few.