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CD/DVD Releases: Xerath To Enter Studio This November To Record Sophomore Release

Posted on Saturday, July 17 @ 06:15:00 UTC by nightowl

U.K.-based experimental/progressive extreme metallers Xerath have issued the following update:

"We're still busy finalizing the music for our second release and were still completely stoked with the new material.

"Not trying to sound over-confident but multi-platinum awards have ALREADY been awarded for it and it's not even done yet. ;)

"In other news, we have booked a drum recording session at Foel Studio (Porcupine Tree, Napalm Death, Electric Wizard, Primordial, Paul Rogers) for the end of November, and the entire album will be mixed and mastered by the mighty Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Pestilence, Tyr, Hatesphere)."

Xerath recently announced the addition of bassist Chris Clarke (ex-Hollow Earth Theory) to the group's ranks.

Xerath last year parted ways with guitarist Andy Phillips. The group's bassist, Owain Williams, has since taken over guitar duties for the band.

Xerath released its debut album, Xerath I, on May 25, 2009 via Candlelight Records. The CD was mixed in France by Brett Caldas-Lima (Cynic).

According to a press release, Xerath is "a new, cutting-edge band combining crushing Meshuggah-style riffs with epic orchestral composition. Their sound can be described as taking influence from Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Dimmu Borgir to create a distinctive sound they call 'orchestral groove metal' (or chug-score!)."

The band was formed in 2007 by guitarist Andy Phillips, drummer Michael Pitman and bassist Owain Williams, and was later joined by Richard Thomson on vocals.

Originally started as an experiment to combine film-score scounds with syncopated guitar rhythms, Xerath evolved into a full-fledged gigging band with a clear direction.

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[Source: via e-Prog]

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