Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have set "Arcane Rain Fell" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" will be recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden during September and will contain "nine tracks of dark, atmospheric metal," according to a posting on the group's web site. "DRACONIAN manager and webmaster, Erik Arvidsson, has provided [the] lyrics [for two songs] and one [was] written by romantic poet John Clare," reads a posting on the site. "One [was] also written by the very talented Ryan Henry (NECARE), who (as mentioned before) will be providing all of the spoken verse for the release."
Described as a "luciferian" concept CD, "Arcane Rain Fell" will contain the following tentative track listing:
01. Heaven Exiled
02. Daylight Misery
03. The Apostasy Canticle
04. Expostulation (interlude)
05. Angel's Lament
06. I Am
07. Death, Come Near Me
08. The Abhorrent Rays
09. The Everlasting Scar
In other news, DRACONIAN will perform at a doom metal event in Oslo, Norway on November 12 alongside doom/death metal legends ESOTERIC, among other bands. More information will be made available soon.
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