Once one of the leading melodic death metal acts from Sweden, ETERNAL OATH has reunited after a five-year absence.
Commented the band: "After 15 years, we needed this break. From the band, from each other, and to be able to focus on other things in life for a while. Now we are back with a new perspective, recharched batteries and tons of new ideas. It has been truly fun to exchance ideas and start rehearsing again."
The new ETERNAL OATH lineup features four founding members — Peter Nagy-Eklof (ex-MÖRK GRYNING) and Petri Tarvainen on guitar, Ted Jonsson on drums and Joni Mäensivu on vocals — along with Mika Kajanen (GODPHOBIA) on bass and Johan Adler (DEVAN) on keyboards.
ETERNAL OATH will enter Studio Fredman in Gothenburg in early 2013 to record a new album.
A demo version of a new ETERNAL OATH song called "Sunborn" can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below.
ETERNAL OATH's third full-length album, "Wither", came out in March 2005 via Black Lodge Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Righteous" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg and was mastered at Polar studios in Stockholm.
ETERNAL OATH in 2006 released its first two albums on one CD. The set, entitled "Re-Released Hatred", included the band's debut mini-CD, "So Silent" (1996), as well as its follow-up, "Through the Eyes of Hatred" (1998), both of which have been hard to come by for several years. In addition, it featured a bonus track: a "mind-blowing" cover of AT THE GATES' "The Fevered Circle". All tracks were re-mastered with greatly enhanced sound and the CD also included a completely new, re-designed booklet.