Los Angeles-based progressive/melodic death metal act DREAMING DEAD will release its sophomore album, "Midnightmares", on April 20. The follow-up to 2009's "Within One" "showcases DREAMING DEAD's ability to meld elements of black, death, thrash and Chuck Schuldiner-inspired progressive metal into one thought-provoking and intense sonic assault," according to a press release.
"Midnightmares" was recorded in part at DREAMING DEAD's home studio, with vocals, drums and mixing completed at North Hollywood's Architeuthis Sound. The cover artwork for the CD was created by renowned artist Travis Smith (OPETH, KING DIAMOND, DEVIN TOWNSEND).
DREAMING DEAD is working with directors Thomas Mignone and Peter Leininger (MORBID ANGEL, SEPULTURA, MEGADETH) on a video for the track "Corpse Mtn". Details on the video shoot are forthcoming.
"Midnightmares" track listing:
04. Corpse Mtn
05. In Memoriam
07. Into The Abyss
On March 2, DREAMING DEAD will perform at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, California. Also scheduled to appear are NUNSLAUGHTER. SADISTIC INTENT, INSANITY and MUTILACION.
DREAMING DEAD guitarist/vocalist Elizabeth Schall and drummer Michael Caffell were recently interviewed by KNAC.COM's Jimmy Cabbs about "Midnightmares". You can listen to the podcast below.
DREAMING DEAD is:
Elizabeth Schall - Vocals/Guitar
Juan Ramirez - Bass
Michael Caffell - Drums/Vocals/Samples