Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England have lined up the following dates during September/October:
Sep. 02 – Glasgow, UK @ Barfly
Sep. 03 – Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Festival
Sep. 04 – London, UK @ Astoria (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION)
Oct. 26 – Utrecht, NETH @ Helling
Oct. 27 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar KZ
Oct. 28 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Nighttown basement
Oct. 29 - Sint Niklaas, BEL @ The Starz
Oct. 30 – Pratteln, SWI @ Z7
CATHEDRAL will release their new album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", on September 26 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" is said to be the band's "most varied effort so far." While a song like "North Berwick Witch Trials" will bring back memories of such immortal riffs 'n' groove as in "Hopkins" or "Ride", "Tree of Life And Death" simply tears everything to pieces with its ultra-heavy guitar sound and fierce vocals courtesy of Lee Dorrian. The centerpiece of it all certainly is the 27-minute-long mammoth epos "The Garden" that almost bursts with such a wealth of ideas and changes in atmosphere that other bands probably couldn't come up with on a whole album. Using every stylistic device from female vocals up to violins and embedding it all in that typical CATHEDRAL brand of doom, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" is a treat for every fan of the band, old and new alike.
The follow-up to 2002's "The VIIth Coming", "The Garden of Unearthly Delights" will once again feature the epic artwork of long-standing CATHEDRAL sleeve artist Dave Patchett.
"The Garden of Unearthly Delights" track listing:
01. Dearth AD 2005
02. Tree Of Life & Death
03. North Berwick Witch Trails
04. Upon Azrael's Wings
06. Fields Of Zagara
07. Oro,The Manslayer
08. Beneath a Funeral Sun
09. The Garden
10. Proga - Europa