CORMORANT: 'Metazoa' Artwork, Release Date Revealed

San Francisco Bay Area progressive extreme metallers CORMORANT have unveiled the stunning artwork for their upcoming full-length album, "Metazoa", which is due out on September 22, 2009 . The CD will initially be released as a six panel digipack by Saturnine Media, while a vinyl version will be made available in the coming months.

CORMORANT vocalist/bassist Arthur von Nagel comments on artist Julie Dillon's work for "Metazoa": "The colors she used were so vibrant, a style out of the norm for most metal, and a good match for the visual aspects of our music. I'm tired of all these bland and drab metal covers. Van Gogh proved you could use vibrant colors and still express dark and complex emotion. We're especially fond of the artwork's 'mural' quality, as the full piece actually extends over three whole panels of the digipack, and her work is very old-school — there's a timeless quality to it. We first commissioned a logo from her, and her final design was absolutely stunning, so we of course felt a full-on album design was the right course of action. We couldn't be happier with the result."

"Metazoa" was produced by Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, SLEEP, PRIMORDIAL) while Justin Weis (HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, LUDICRA, SLOUGH FEG) handled mastering duties.

"Metazoa" track listing:

01. Scavengers Feast
02. Uneasy Lies the Head
03. Salt of the Earth
04. Blood on the Cornfields
05. Hanging Gardens
06. Hole in the Sea
07. The Crossing
08. The Emigrant's Wake
09. The Sky Burial

Video footage of CORMORANT performing the song "Hanging Gardens" at a recent gig with BLACK COBRA, GIANT SQUID and GRAYCEON can be viewed below.

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