Austrian female-fronted symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE have set "The Bonding" as the title of their eighth studio album, which is scheduled for release in early 2013.
Commented the band: "'The Bonding' is the connection of the baby to the mother right after the birth, as well as the connection to the bigger whole in the major sense.
"The change of times [in] 2012 is nothing else than a new starting cycle, in which our memory of the bonding will increasingly appear. To this degree, that we will trust in our inner force and dare into life, though it might be full of insecurities.
"We owe our mind enormous awareness and achievements, but is not able to open our hearts; it's just able to prevent it due to the fear of all sorts of things. But we ourselves decide what we think, when it is useful to make up our minds and when it is time to let our thoughts leave and go into our hearts. Then 'The Bonding' can happen again!"
"The Bonding" will feature orchestral parts by the Klangvereinigung Vienna orchestra, conducted by Gerald Mair and recorded at Home Music Studio in Vienna with Georg Luksch. EDENBRIDGE guitarist Lanvall stated: "The result is overwhelming. We have decided to record strings, brass/woodwinds and percussion seperately this time. Everything sounds more voluminous and cleaner. The musicians of the orchestra did a tremendous job. Be prepared for a real blast!"
The drum tracks for "The Bonding" were recorded by Max Pointner at Sunprojects Studio.
EDENBRIDGE's seventh album, "Solitaire", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 95 back in July 2010.
The "Higher" video can be viewed below. The clip was filmed with director Silvan Buege (Blackstage TV).
EDENBRIDGE's live album, "LiveEarthDream", was released in May 2009. The disc was recorded at various concerts in 2008 and was only available through the band's fanshop.