Vocalist Athera of SUSPERIA — the Norwegian band featuring former members of DIMMU BORGIR and SATYRICON — has issued the following update:"It looks like things are slowly gathering momentum in the SUSPERIA camp and there's lots of things going on. We are taking a break from recording our new album and getting ourselves ready for some live dates with our old and new friends RED HARVEST, GRIMFIST and SLIT. "Work on the new album is going really well and we have just about finished the recording process. We will sort out the mix when we get back off tour. We are honoured to be working on the mix and production with Daniel Bergstrand, who has credits with IN FLAMES and MESHUGGAH to his name. The album should be out in early 2007 when we will also have a longer world tour setup. Yes, USA, you heard it right — we have stepped up our efforts and we are working hard to cross the big pond. "www.susperia.net is now officially re-launched and up and running. After what has been an absolute age we've wrestled back control and completely re-designed it. So drop by check it out, leave a message in the forum and let us know what you think. You can also check out the SUSPERIA MySpace site at: www.myspace.com/susperiafans. Both sites are there for you to use. We do check in regularly and read your messages of support (and occasional abuse). "Our bass master Memnock is currently featuring in an eight part TV documentary series on Norway's TVRomerike, charting the build-up to his recent wedding. As well as capturing the big day, TV crews spent several months following the couple's preparations. The series also takes in Memnock at work with SUSPERIA at rehearsals, in the recording studio and in concert." SUSPERIA's new album is being recorded at StrandStudio in Oslo, Norway. The band is once again working with Marius Strand, who previously assisted SUSPERIA on 2005's Norwegian Top 20 hit, the "Devil May Care" EP. SUSPERIA will return to Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden in November to complete the final mix with Daniel Bergstrand. A release is planned for early 2007 through the Tabu label in Europe and Candlelight Records in the USA. No name for the album has been announced yet, but songtitles revealed so far are "More" (which SUSPERIA performed at this year's Inferno Festival in Norway), "Cut From Stone", "Distant Memory" and "The Clone".
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