Swedish death metal band EVOCATION and Finland's KATRA (the gothic metal band named after its charismatric frontwoman Katra Solopuro) have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
WINTERSUN Many more bands will be announced over the coming months. "Angel Of Torment", the new video from EVOCATION, can be viewed below. According to the band, the clip "features footage with us taken from the recording sessions along with guest artist Anders Björler from AT THE GATES / THE HAUNTED as well as a bunch of friends from the early '90s death metal scene." "Angel Of Torment" comes off EVOCATION's new album, "Dead Calm Chaos", which was released on October 31 via Cyclone Empire. The CD features guest appearances by Anders Björler (AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) and Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY). The album was recorded in the band's own studio under the watchful eye of guitarist Vesa Kenttäkumpu. "Beast Within", the new video from KATRA, can be viewed below. The song is the title track of the group's English-language debut album, which was released on August 29, 2008 via Napalm Records. The CD contains compositions that were originally issued in Finland in the spring of 2007 as KATRA's Finnish-language self-titled debut. The vocals were re-recorded in English with Risto Asikainen (STRATOVARIUS) as producer at Jean Records studio. According to a press release, "Beast Within" "reveals a broad spectrum of gothic metal with folk influences that ranges from catchy hits to sensual ballads accentuated by a very powerful production. KATRA stands for longing, love, and passion set to music, offering a worthy journey to embark."
EVOCATION's "Angel Of Torment" video: