ALTARIA Begin Recording New CD

DrummerTony Smedjebacka of the Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"ALTARIA have during the spring been pre-producing material for the yet untitled third album. The release has been pushed forward to early 2006 instead of autumn 2005 as earlier reported. Drums and bass for some songs have already been recorded and it looks like the forthcoming album is going in a heavier direction. Recordings of rhythm guitars will start shortly, followed by some more drum and bass recordings later this summer."

As previously reported, the Japanese version of ALTARIA's sophomore album, "Divinity" (Marquee/Avalon Records), includes an exclusive bonus track, a cover of CACOPHONY's "Stranger". "The bonus track is not the same version as on the 'Warmth In The Wilderness Vol. II - A Tribute To Jason Becker' album, but a new one with [new singer] Taage [Laiho, ex-THERION, KILPI] on vocals, not to be found on anywhere else!" the band write on their web site.

"Divinity" was mixed at Tico Tico Studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…) and was initially made available as a limited-edition digipack, featuring one bonus track — a cover version of ACCEPT's classic "Balls To The Wall" (including a guest appearance by ex-LION'S SHARE singer Andy Engberg).

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