Finnish dark metal band THROES OF DAWN recently issued the following update:"We made a firm decision earlier this year to dedicate this year solely to songwriting. We have been busy testing and experimenting with the new material. A lot of big things have happened in our personal lives as well. We have also purchased new recording gear and other instruments in order to widen the sound spectrum of the band. "The final round of test recordings for the new songs is now ongoing and the material seems to be very promising! The music is now even more atmospheric and organic. The music is flowing through the speakers like a soundtrack to a dream. No titles to be revealed yet, but it seems that we now have enough material to start the recordings of the full-length album later this year." THROES OF DAWN's fourth album, "Quicksilver Clouds", was released in the U.S. in January 2005 via Cleopatra Records. The U.S. version of the album featured a completely different cover to the European edition, which was issued in 2004 through Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August and November 2003 at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki.