World-famous burlesque dancer and Marilyn Manson's estranged wife Dita Von Teese (photo) will be the cover model on German band ATROCITY's long-awaited new album, "Werk 80 II", which is scheduled for release on February 8, 2008. A single will precede the full-length CD in November. Like the first "Werk 80" release, which came out in 1997, "Werk 80 II" will feature ATROCITY's interpretations of hit songs from the '80s.
ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull previously stated about the new album: "We took a lot of time for the production to get the best result. All fans of the first 'Werk 80' will like the second one too. This time we have worked together with an orchestra and a choir. So the whole album has gained a bit more of a classical touch, which I personally like a lot. Everything sounds very harmonic and organic. The work on this album has been intense and thrilling. On the first 'Werk 80' album we also used classical elements but we enforced this on the new one. Thus the electronic parts got moved a little bit into the background. We didn't want to do the same on this successive album but including new elements and developing our style. I promise you 'Werk 80 II' is gonna be a class of its own worth waiting for it."
Regarding the album cover artwork, Krull said, "This time we got a very special cover model — we couldn't have chosen any better. The whole artwork is state of the art and dark at the same time."
Check out photos from the choir recording sessions at this location.
Watch ATROCITY's video for the song "Cold Black Days" (taken from the 2004 album "Atlantis"):