German gothic metallers EVEREVE have posted the following update at their official web site:"It's time to get serious, as we've already announced to you a while ago. Production kick-off for the new album, entitled 'Tried & Failed', will be in January at the Gerassi Park Studio under the wings of longtime producer Gerhard Magin and is scheduled to be released in early summer 2005 via Massacre Records/Connected. Besides the musical progression of the EVEREVE vision, supported by soundgod Jörg Hüttner, we especially emphasised on the visual aspect to come more to the fore this time around. For the elaborate, visual realisation of the album concept, we were able to employ Markus Richter, one of the leading international avant-garde photo artists (Glamour - Germany, Madame, MAX, AMICA, JustBeMan magazine, Woman, Eros Ezine USA, ProSieben, SAT 1, Ketchum - New York, Eastman Kodak USA, etc.) and graphic arts designer Cane Hoyer (Artcore Magazine etc.). This will be their exclusive debut work in the music industry as well. Providing his support will be our friend Aleksander Zivanov, who already designed all the graphic artwork for the last three albums. Selected photos from the extensive EVEREVE shooting can also be seen in Markus Richter's forthcoming book, as well as excerpts on our website and at this location. "EVEREVE tradition has it to reach out internationally with songs in different languages, whether it be French, Spanish, German or English. This time we'll have another similar surprise for you. Alexander Ivanov, leader of the Russian rock band AMULET, is going to be featured on guest vocals in one song, to which a shooting of the first official EVEREVE video clip will take place in Moscow 2005. As you can imagine, we were quite surprised to learn about another German band featuring a song with Russian lyrics on their current album as well. We hope this won't confuse anyone. But that's life… "The rather sad news we need to inform you about is that guitarist SK Kiefer Durden had to part ways with the band due to reasons of time, which was not an easy decision for him. "Above this unfortunate turn of events, we would like to thank him for all the years of working together and wish him all the best for his future. "Our decision to continue as a four-piece band is based on long and thorough discussions, as well as the latest rehearsals, which promise to unleash the strongest EVEREVE line-up yet. Get ready to experience yet another new and exciting chapter of 'E-story" in the making!' A statement from SK regarding his departure reads as follows: "After nearly 10 years, I have reached the point where I am no longer able to hold my position in EVEREVE, due to following up on other personal goals. It is very hard for me to resign from that position, as we have become very close friends throughout the past five albums and all the ups and downs of that time. Last but not least a huge 'thank you' to all E-Maniacs out there for some incredible years together!!"
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