Australian melodic doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) are currently recording their sophomore album, "Everlasting", at Palm Studio for a tentative late spring/early summer release via Firebox Records. "Drums, bass and keyboards have been completed [and] we are extremely happy with progress," the band write on their web site. "Endel Rivers is proving himself to be a great producer for the band. The boys head back into the studio in two weeks to start tracking guitars.""Everlasting" will contain 11 tracks, including "Everlasting", "To Drown", "Hollow Inside", "A Dream's End", "In My Skin", "Beneath the Soil", "The Sleep of Reason", "The Dying Light" and "Weight of Empathy". In other news, THE ETERNAL have posted a "rare" MP3 of the guys doing the song "Last Embrace" (written by guitarist/vocalist Mark Kelson and previously recorded with CRYPTAL DARKNESS) live at the Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland. Download it at this location.