AUTUMN TEARS: Long-Awaited 'Eclipse' Album Due In October

New England "neo-classical darkwave metal" act AUTUMN TEARS have finally ended their four-year absence from the progressive, extreme recording scene with the announcement of the official worldwide release date for their highly anticipated new CD, "Eclipse", as Tuesday, October 26, 2004.

The forthcoming CD is "the most epic, conceptual, and fullest neoclassical piece of music [the group] have ever offered," according to a Dark Symphonies press release. "Lush strings, acoustic guitars, and woodwinds accompany soaring orchestral soundscapes, painting the backdrop for a staggering array of vocal performances that range from operatic and classical solos to Baltic choral passages and duets."

"Eclipse" features Erika Swinnich's angelic voice in her final performance with the band, as well as the talents of Terran Olson (ex-MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, KAYO DOT) performing live clarinet and flutes, Greg Ball (ex-LONG WINTERS STARE, SOUND OF ENOCH) performing upright contrabass and classical guitar, and Laurie Ann Haus (ex-RAIN FELL WITHIN, EPHEMERAL SUN) performing lead and backing vocals. Ted also steps behind the mic once again employing chant and acappella vocal styles, both solo and duet, to further diversify as well as return to the roots of the ever-evolving AUTUMN TEARS' sound.

Distributed in the U.S. by IDN and Dark Symphonies' label partners around the world, the first 2000 copies of "Eclipse" will come housed in a gorgeous, deluxe eight-panel digipak.

"Eclipse" track listing:

01. Commemoration
02. Ophelia’s Crown
03. Three
04. Dawn
05. Remember
06. Flight
07. The Beauty In All Things
08. Pandora's Womb
09. At A Distance
10. Eclipse

In related news, former AUTUMN TEARS vocalist Erika Swinnich has reportedly joined forces with former AGONY COLUMN guitarist Stuart Laurence in a new "true metal" band called IGNITOR. Other musicians involved with the project are: Pat Doyle (THE OFFENDERS), Brendon Bigelow (DEATH OF MILLIONS) and Beverly Barrington (T.A.N.G.).

(Thanks: Tartarean Desire)

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