A trailer for "Kolossus", the new album Norwegian epic extreme metal masters KEEP OF KALESSIN who feature in their ranks former SATYRICON live guitar player Obsidian C. is available for download at this location (Windows Media file, 10 MB).
"Kolossus" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on June 10 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The CD will be released by Indie Recordings and is licensed to Nuclear Blast for the following territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and rest of the world outside Europe (except Australia and Russia).
According to a press release, "KEEP OF KALESSIN is definitely the next big thing from Norway and will have a huge impact on the whole metal scene. The base of the music is for sure black metal, but KEEP OF KALESSIN are also including other influences like death metal, thrash metal and some non-metal components, making their style fresh and truly unique. You have to be deaf to not hear the incredible potential of the band. KEEP OF KALESSIN will soon be one of the main driving forces in extreme metal and one of THE bands of 2008. Be prepared for their matchless crusade!"
Commented Jaap Wagemaker, A&R Manager at Nuclear Blast, "These Norwegians are delivering an unbelievable performance in black metal virulent, aggressive and technically very far above the standard. The guys around Obsidian C. are extremely heavy and to the point, filling their songs with surprising breaks and instrumentation. This is how black metal has to sound nowadays. Theres no cure against this demolition bomb of anger and innovation!"
Added Erik S. Rhne, A&R at Indie Recordings, "After signing KEEP OF KALESSIN to Tabu Recordings back in 2004, we are extremely pleased to be working with Obsidian C. and KEEP OF KALESSIN again. The new album totally reflects the unique musical craftsmanship and the undisputable power of this band and is everything we ever dared to hope for! You dont have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that this band will be huge!"
The band is currently taking part in "The Invaluable Darkness Tour Part 2 Legions Of The Chosen Few" through North America along with labelmates DIMMU BORGIR and BEHEMOTH.