SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have finished mixing their new CD, "The Origins of the Paganblood", tentatively due in late January 2005 via France's Holy Records. A rough-mix version of a new song, entitled "Flesh Marionette", can be downloaded at this location (MP3, 3.96 MB). "This is a taster for the anxious fans," the band write. "This is not a final product."
"The Origins of the Paganblood" was recorded and mixed over an eight-week period and features a guest appearance on lead guitar by CHILDREN OF BODOM's Roope Latvala (SINERGY, ex-STONE). "The cover art is almost done also and it should be sent to France within a week or so," the group write. "The cover shall be a painting/digi design done by Filip Wärnström, Sweden."
"The Origins of the Paganblood" track listing:
01. The Valley
03. When Those Nights Have Circled Over
04. Red River
05. The Tree Of Life
07. Flesh Marionette
09. The Watchful Eye & The Old Way
10. Circle Of Pain & Glory
As previously reported, SOULGRIND have negotiated a deal with Icarus Records for the rights to their 1997 album, "Whitsongs". The band are planning on reissuing the album themselves or through a "cool" label. Interested parties should contact the group via [email protected]