Long-running Finnish "dark metal" band THROES OF DAWN will release its fifth album, "The Great Fleet of Echoes", via Firebox Records during the Finnish Metal Expo on February 19. The CD will be made available as both a digiback CD and a limited double LP with 24-bit mastering. The double LP will include two bonus songs.
"The Great Fleet of Echoes" was recorded at Timo Kotipelto's (STRATOVARIUS) studio and was mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki.
Commented singer Henri Koivula: "'The Great Fleet of Echoes' is a clear expansion in the bands songwriting. Showing more versatile, progressive and melodic approach into the gloom and melancholy our music reflects. A firm and logical step forward."
"The Great Fleet of Echoes" track listing:
02. Ignition of the Grey Sky
03. Velvet Chokehold
04. Soft Whispers of the Chemical Sun
06. Slow Motion
07. We Have Ways to Hurt You
09. The Great Fleet of Echoes
10. Blue Dead Skies
Total running time: 54:25
THROES OF DAWN will tour Finland in the spring, with dates already scheduled for Jyväskylä, Turku, Helsinki, Kokkola and Oulu.
THROES OF DAWN's fourth album, "Quicksilver Clouds", was released in the U.S. in January 2005 via Cleopatra Records. The U.S. version of the album featured a completely different cover to the European edition, which was issued in 2004 through Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August and November 2003 at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/throesofdawn.
(Thanks: fireangel / Night Elves)