Polish metallers CRIONICS have finished recording a new EP, "N.O.I.R.", at Cracow's Shindler Factory Studio and are currently mixing the effort with the Wieslawski Bros. in their Hertz Studio in Bialystok.
"N.O.I.R." features three new songs plus two covers: IMMORTAL's "Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark)" and RAMMSTEIN's "Moskau", the latter of which features guest appearances by Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek (VADER) on vocals and Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka (VADER, DECAPITATED) on accordion and acoustic guitar.
According to a press release, "During this session the band used acoustic guitars and clean vocals for the first time ever. The new frontman, Quazzarre, has perfectly fit his role and recorded incredibly interesting and variated vocal parts."
"N.O.I.R." track listing:
02. Scapegoat (Welcome to Necropolis)
04. Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark) (IMMORTAL cover)
05. Moskau (RAMMSTEIN cover)
Check out pictures from the studio at this location.
CRIONICS' latest album, "NeuThrone", was released in July 2007 via Candlelight Records. The recording session took place at Zed Studio in Olkusz, Poland with the very talented Tomasz Zalewski, who recorded albums by THY DISEASE, TOTEM, and HORRORSCOPE, among many others. The follow-up to 2005's "Armageddon's Evolution" contained 10 compositions and one bonus track. The cover and layout art was done by Michal "Czecza" Czekaj (not Jacek Wisniewski, as was the case in the past).
The video for the track "Humanmeat Cargo" can be viewed below.