"En Ny Tid", the new album from the Austrian band VALFEANOR, saw its release this week on the Black Tower Productions label. Written by founder member Desderoth, and produced by Greg Marboe of PUNGENT STENCH and HOLLENTHON, "En Ny Tid" is the band's first release and contains nine tracks of epic black metal, including haunting melodic instrumentals.
Aside from Desderoth on bass and vocals, the band comprises Anaroth on guitar, Mergol on drums and former VISION OF ATLANTIS keyboard player Christopher Kamper. The band is currently looking to expand its touring lineup with an additional guitarist, and a session keyboard player to cover for Kamper, whose commitments make touring difficult for him. Given the complicated bass riffs used by the band, the possibility of using a session bass player is also being considered in order to allow Desderoth to concentrate on the vocals.
Desderoth himself will take a short break from his VALFEANOR duties to join black metallers HELLSAW on their December tour with SHINING and Maniac's SKITLIV. Commented the bass player: "I joined HELLSAW in 2007 and the upcoming tour is something that I am very much looking forward to. With VALFEANOR I can write and play the kind of music that allows me to express my emotions, whilst with HELLSAW I can play the more 'traditional' style of black metal that is also close to my heart. I can't imagine doing anything with my life other than playing music, and the prospect of touring with SHINING and of course Maniac himself is pretty much a dream come true for most black metal bands. Maniac's manager agreed to work with VALFEANOR after hearing our music, so there is that connection already and I'm sure the tour will prove pretty interesting to say the least."
The band is currently working on material for the next album and will enter the studios in the spring of 2008 to start laying down tracks, but also plan to record a couple of songs in the meantime as a taster. Tracks from "En Ny Tid" can be heard on the band's MySpace page.