Osmose/The End Records has tentatively set a January 23, 2007 release date for new album from Mesopotamian metallers MELECHESH, entitled "Emissaries". The CD will arrive in Europe on October 30.
"Emissaries", the fourth album from MELECHESH, is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2003's brilliant opus "Sphynx". Easily the band’s top album to date, and debut for new drummer Xul, "Emissaries" is a collection of Sumerian spells, Mesopotamian mysticism and its cosmic connection. The album also features a cover of the song "Gyroscope" by world-renowned Canadian band THE TEA PARTY. THE TEA PARTY gave the band full permission to cover the song and the liberty to change it if they wanted to — which the band did, adding their own creative touch.
"Emissaries" track listing:
01. Rebirth of the Nemesis (Enuma Elish Rewritten)
02. Ladders to Sumeria
03. Deluge of Delusional Dreams:
Act.I Cast Tempest from the East
Act II. Enlil's Retaliation
04. Touching the Spheres of Sephiroth
06. Double Helixed Sceptre
07. The Scribes of Kur
08. Leper Jerusalem
09. Sand Grain Universe
10. Emissaries and the Mysterium Magnum
In other news, MELECHESH was interviewed by Sam Dunn, one of the makers of the documentary "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey", for their upcoming follow-up film, "Global Metal", which will explore the global spread of heavy metal music and culture. MELECHESH's recent concert at The Opera House in Toronto was also filmed for this purpose.
Also on the MELECHESH front, the band has been confirmed for the Arnhem Metal Meeting festival, set to take place December 9 at Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Other bands scheduled to appear include ARCH ENEMY, IMMOLATION, TANKARD, MOONSORROW, ANCIENT RITES, NECROPHOBIC, AETERNUS, SKYFORGER, ANATEUS and THRONAR. More information is available at www.arnhemmetalmeeting.nl.
For a sample song from MELECHESH's upcoming "Emissaries" album and to view the album cover art as well as a new promo photo, visit www.myspace.com/melechesh.