EDGE OF SANITY, the Swedish band led by multi-talented Swedish producer/musician/songwriter Dan Swanö, have announced plans to reunite and record a new studio album, tentatively due on August 26 through Black Mark Records.
The following is a message posted earlier today by Swanö on his official message board outlining his plans for the album:
"Since Black Mark have been clever enough to announce a new EDGE OF SANITY release called 'Crimson II', even though I begged them to keep it a secret, what can I do??? I don't want to lie to my friends.
"The first two weeks of May will be dedicated to the writing and recording of an album I have had bubbling inside of me ever since I started the fight for a more 'accessible' BLOODBATH (which we all know didn't happen). I have a bunch of good riffs that sounds SOOO like EDGE OF SANITY that it would be ridiculous to start yet another project and sound just like something I invented years ago. Black Mark have been asking me to re-join the band since the moment I quit and they never really got the fact that I wanted nothing to do with it.
"After [1999's] 'Evolution', I felt it was all over and went on to do my thing. Then the 'other' EDGE OF SANITY split up and let the world EDGE-less'. That's when the ball began rolling. And after a long discussion over a good meal at the Black Mark house I decided to start thinking about the stuff I was writing as a new EOS album.
"On the train ride home I started toying around with the idea of a follow-up to [1996's] 'Crimson' and when I got home it seemed like the only right thing to do.
"I am not in the mood for some 'singer songwriter, wanna have a hit single' Metal. I want Epic-goddamn!!! So there will be one big piece this time as well, (With track numbers for index, this time). It will be a mind-blowing powerful blend between E.O.S. (duuh..), PAN THY MONIUM, GODSEND, KARABOUDJAN, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, ODYSSEY and maybe even some passages of old NIGHTINGALE thrown in. A Swanö-style pomp-death overkill!!!!!
"Some of the stuff I have this far is the most classy pomp-death stuff I have ever written and I feel very confident in myself.
"The main reason to why I do such a sacred and weird this, as to EDGE OF SANITY is... I want this album to be known, to sell, to get through the fucking jungle of albums, to be reviewed everywhere...I know this album will kick ass and I don't want it to drown in some 'new project with the guy from EOS' formula.
"If it IS called EDGE OF SANITY it will be given a serious listen and trust me… no one will be disappointed, it will be among the best EOS albums.
"August it is…"