Chicago-based gothic-metal band URN entered the Chicago Recording Company this past weekend to begin work on its new full-length album, "Scribings of a Forgotten Soul", for an early 2009 release via Rotting Corpse Records. The band has once again joined forces with the producing/engineering team of Dan Precision (RISE AGAINST, NAKED RAYGUN) and Connie Bergmann, with whom it previously collaborated on its critically acclaimed 2006 release "Dancing with the Demigods".
According to singer/guitarist Dominic St. Charles, "Scribings of a Forgotten Soul" will be a concept album based on a true story of several individuals that were in his life that were directly involved in a prison riot at state correctional facility in a nearby town from where he attended high school. "Think of it as a 'Law and Order' approach to the story we are telling here," he says. "Of course, all of the characters are completely fictitious and do not represent any person living or dead. It was a major event that shook my community at the time and my best friend's father was the night shift supervisor. So a couple of months before it happened, he took a group of me and my friends on tour of the prison at 2:30 a.m. (we thought it would be interesting to do). The experience of seeing all that was going on from the inside from many perspectives, the prisoners, the guards, etc., ended up being highly enlightening for me. So when the riot broke out it was hitting very close to home and I had been doing a good bit of writing at the time and decided to chronicle these events. So in essence, that is what this album is about a fictional depiction of this event."
URN has also announced that the band's good friend Jape Peratalo, lead singer of Finnish goth metallers TO/DIE/FOR, will be doing a guest vocal for "Scribings of a Forgotten Soul". URN is also in talks with a couple of its other musical friends to possibly lend their talents for guest appearances as well.
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