31 October 2014
Witherscape: To release "The New Tomorrow" EP in December!
WITHERSCAPE, the stunning new dark metal outfit formed by Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire Dan Swanö (ex Edge Of Sanity/Bloodbath, Nightingale, etc.) together with fellow Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ragnar Widerberg, are about to release the EP "The New Tomorrow" via Century Media Records on December 8th, 2014.
Succeeding last year's acclaimed debut album "The Inheritance", which was voted "album of the month" by Germany's Rock Hard magazine and also entered the official sales charts in Germany on position # 97 upon release, the new EP marks a conceptual and musical bridge between the thick concept of the debut and their upcoming sophomore album, expected for a late 2015 release.
Here is the tracklisting of the EP:
WITHERSCAPE - "The New Tomorrow" EP:
1. The New Tomorrow (4:42)
2. Defenders Of Creation (4:27)
3. A World Without Heroes (2:36)
4. Out In The Cold (6:35)
5. Dead For Another Day (4:40)
"The New Tomorrow" contains 5 unreleased songs: A brand new (title) track, 3 cover songs ("Defenders Of Creation" by Warrior, "A World Without Heroes" by Kiss and "Out In The Cold" by Judas Priest) and "Dead For Another Day" (an extension of the debut album's "Dead For A Day" single). Its CD version (10 tracks) will also include special vinyl-mix versions of the same songs as bonus and the Digital Download version (7 tracks) includes another 2 bonus cover songs ("A Cry For Everyone" by Gentle Giant and "Last Rose Of Summer" by Judas Priest) from the sessions of "The Inheritance", which are so far digitally unreleased. The 12" vinyl version of the EP is playable on 45rpm, will be pressed on 180 gr. vinyl and comes either as standard black edition or in the following limited coloured options: Gold (100x, via CM Distro Europe), Transparent Red (200x, via CM Distro Europe) or Neon Orange (100x, via CM Distro USA). Pre-orders will be available soon from: www.cmdistro.com
WITHERSCAPE's Dan Swanö checked in to comment on the release as follows: "The new track "The New Tomorrow" is introducing the new main character, "mannen i vitt" ("The man in white") and the storyline revolves around his quest for the meaning of life and how he wants to make a difference in the world of the forsaken. It is 1950 and he finds this wonderful estate up north and buys it at an auction. He begins the work to turn it into a sanctuary for ones with broken spirits or other disabilities, who need to escape the ever-growing stress of the big city life. The plot will continue on the 2nd full length WITHERSCAPE album, which will hopefully be out at the end of 2015.
The cover versions were chosen because they are songs that resonate with us at their very core, but didn't necessarily have - in our humble opinion - the production or performance to portray their full glory. We gave them the WITHERSCAPE treatment and learned a lot from analyzing, performing and recording them. And we will bring that experience with us into the writing for the 2nd album...
The re-make of "Dead For A Day" called "Dead For Another Day" was born out of the idea to let WITHERSCAPE make a WITHERSCAPE cover and remove all things death and metal to see what it would sound like. We fell in love with the new approach and decided to include it on the EP to show the versatility that can be expected from this band!"
WITHERSCAPE online links for "The Inheritance":
"Dead For A Day" lyric video: www.youtube.com/VVWWEZ46l_M
"Astrid Falls" song stream: www.youtu.be/EwsLxPBknOk
"The Math Of The Myth" song stream: www.snd.sc/11I5IZd
Introductory interview with Dan Swanö: www.youtu.be/jZjrYzT9_jU
Track-by-track with Dan Swanö: www.youtube.com/BmPa7gY_Ra8
Bonus-track-by-track with Dan Swanö: www.youtu.be/bwBQSewnKiM
Re-Mix CD-Enhancement explanation by Dan Swanö: www.youtu.be/8rK6p9ieG9s
All physical formats of WITHERSCAPE's "The Inheritance" album can still be purchased from CM Distro in Europe here: www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Witherscape
First song samples for "The New Tomorrow" EP will be available soon...
Dan Swanö - Vocals, Drums and Keyboards
Ragnar Widerberg - Guitars and Bass
The Inheritance - 2013
The New Tomorrow - EP 2014