Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have set "Ascension" as the title for their forthcoming full-length CD, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label.
Among the tracks set to appear on the album are the following:
01. In the Absence of Grace
02. Swallowed by the Moon
03. Dark World Burden
04. The Dead Leaf Echo
05. The Ascension Process
The first 50 people who walked through the door at the group's show this past Friday night (Dec. 5) were treated to a CD with songs from each of the bands that played, including a demo version of NOVEMBERS DOOM's "In the Absence of Grace".
NOVEMBERS DOOM's next show will take place on Saturday, January 31 at the Doomsday 2004 festival. The gig, which will take place at The Rave/Eagle's Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will include additional performances from HANGMAN, RICTUS GRIN, THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, CHAINSNAP, N'IALATION, NSOA, DARK SHIFT, LIQUOR FIST and POOR ME.
NOVEMBERS DOOM recently parted ways with Dark Symphonies Records and are currently weighing their label options before recording their next studio album. The band, who replaced longtime guitarist Eric Burnley with Vito Marchese, released three CDs through Dark Symphonies Records: 2000's "The Knowing", the 2001 re-release of 1995's "Amid Its Hallowed Mirth" (featuring bonus tracks), and 2002's To Welcome The Fade".