"Esoteric", a new track from Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE, can be heard on on "The Entropy League" podcast via Metal Injection's podcast network (Note: The song is played between the 10-minute and the 14-minute, 32-second marks). The cut comes off both the band's "Esoteric" full-length album, due out in August/September, and the still-to-be-announced digital EP, which is expected in June/July.
The recording process for "Esoteric" took place at Powernest Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. The follow-up to 2004's "Spectral" was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY) at Black Lounge Studios (SONIC SYNDICATE, SCAR SYMMETRY, THE ABSENCE, ZONARIA). The cover art, which can only be described as "epic," was created by Pär Olofsson, who has previously worked with BRAIN DRILL, PSYCROPTIC, SPAWN OF POSSESSION, and PERSUADER.
Video footage from the recording sessions can be viewed below.
SKYFIRE bassist and founding member Martin Hanner previously stated about the upcoming CD, "Expect the traditional SKYFIRE sound, but also expect some new elements that we have never experimented with before. We also cannot wait to work with Jonas Kjellgren, who will be mixing and mastering the new record. He is one of the most talented up-and-coming producers in metal right now, and we are certain that he will take SKYFIRE's sound to the next level!"