Thursday, June 28, 2012
Evocation: releases new demo compilation, 'Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years', today in North America
EVOCATION releases new demo compilation, 'Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years', today in North America
Swedish death metal sovereigns EVOCATION have released their new demo compilation, Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years, today in North America! The album is now available digitally on iTunes with imports of the CD and double LP available exclusively at CM Distro (in addition to a 32-page booklet, the CD version also includes three live bootleg video enhancements).
Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years track-listing
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)
1. The Ancient Gate (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
2. Genesis (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
3. Where The Headstones Shine (live at Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
To hear EVOCATION's "Through The Darkened Peril", please visit Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive track stream.
Tracks 1 through 4 of Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years are taken from The Ancient Gate demo, tracks 5 through 9 are from the Promo 1992 demo, tracks 10 through 13 are previously unreleased rehearsal tracks-- and as a very special addition to this compilation, EVOCATION has also recorded the previously unreleased track "Genesis", which was written in 1992. "Genesis" was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) by producer Robert Laghi. All tracks were mastered at Fascination Street Studio (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, ENSLAVED, etc.), and the re-mastering of the demo tracks was done using the original master tapes.
Besides the historical musical content, this compilation is packed with in-depth information about 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), and it takes a dive into EVOCATION's history from their start in 1991 through their reunion in 2005 and the release of the band's critically acclaimed third studio album, Apocalyptic. Guitarist Marko Palmén comments on every song and gives a detailed view into the writing process of the demos. In addition to this information, the compilation also includes band photos, concert flyers, and other visual content from the years 1991 to 1993, plus a balanced layout designed by Xaay (NILE, BEHEMOTH, etc.).