16 April 2012
Evocation: release of demo compilation
Century Media Records are proud to announce the release of the complete demo recordings of Swedish Death Metal sovereigns EVOCATION. "Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years" is an outright documentation of the band's demo days. Included is the following material:
1. A Wind Has Risen
2. Through The Darkened Peril
3. The Ancient Gate
4. Desolated Spirits
5. On A Journey To Heaven
6. Where The Headstones Shine
7. Veils Were Blown
8. Spiritual Affinity
10. On A Journey To Heaven (rehearsal)
11. Where The Headstones Shine (rehearsal)
12. Spiritual Affinity (rehearsal)
13. Veils Were Blown (rehearsal)
15. The Ancient Gate (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
16. Genesis (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
17. Where The Headstones Shine (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
Tracks 1 to 4 are taken from the "The Ancient Gate" demo, tracks 5 to 9 from the "Promo 1992" demo. Tracks 10 to 13 are previously unreleased rehearsal tracks and as a very special the band has recorded the unreleased track "Genesis" which has been written in 1992, but so far has never ever been available before (track 14). "Genesis" was recorded at IF Studios (In Flames, The Haunted etc.) by producer Robert Laghi. All tracks have been mastered at Fascination Street Studio (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Enslaved, Grand Magus and many more). The remastering of the demo tracks was done using the original master tapes. The CD version also includes three live bootleg video enhancements as a bonus.
Besides the historical musical content the release is packed with in-depth information on the history of EVOCATION. A foreword has been written by Anzo Sadoni (Metal Hammer), Björn-Thorsten Jaschinski (Rock Hard & Legacy) and Frank Schenk (Chaos Magazine) took a deep dive into EVOCATION's history from their start in 1991 until the reunion in 2005 and on until the release of the band's highly praised third studio album "Apocalyptic". Guitarist Marko Palmén comments on every song and gives not just a glimpse but a detailed view into the writing process of the demos. All this information gets underlined by an elaborate usage of band photos, concert flyers and other visual content from the years 1991 to 1993 and the noble and balanced layout by Xaay (Nile, Behemoth etc.).
"Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years" will be released as CD with 32-page booklet and an O-card as well as on deluxe 2LP (180g vinyls, gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeves) and as digital download.
The album will be released on the following dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, June 22, 2012.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE:
Monday, June 25, 2012.
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, June 29, 2012.