Finnish "dark metal" band EVEMASTER — which features in its ranks BATTLELORE's Tomi Mykkänen — has completed work on its new album, "III: Newtopia", for an early 2010 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
02. New Age Dawns
04. Losing Ground
05. The Great Unrest
06. Sweet Poison
07. Harvester of Souls
08. Fevered Dreams
The following musicians have contributed to the making of the album:
* Jarno Taskula: vocals
* Tomi Mykkänen: guitars, synths, vocals
* Enrico Annus (KHERT-NETER): drums
* Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW): bass
* Dan Swanö: clean vocals
* Ismo Monola (MY SWEET SORROWS): synths
* Markus Vanhala (OMNIUM GATHERUM): lead guitar on two songs
* Harri Hyytiäinen (AVATHAR): vocals
Death-Illustrated has started working on the cover artwork.
The fourth in a series of video clips documenting the recording sessions for "III: Newtopia" can be viewed below. According to Mykkänen, "It is a concept album revolving around a dystopian dream or a fall of this one pitiful man... Musically this album is the third part of the trilogy. Next album will be musically different going deeper in the emotions and darker side of human mind."
Rising Realm Records released a re-recorded version of EVEMASTER's debut album, re-titled "MMIV Lacrimae Mundi", in early 2005. Drums on "MMIV Lacrimae Mundi" were handled by CHILDREN OF BODOM's Jaska Raatikainen. According to the band, the idea behind the re-recording was to make it "as punk as possible … a lot harsher sounding and heavier than the original version."
EVEMASTER's second CD, "Wither", was recorded at Astia Studios (CHILDREN OF BODOM, WARMEN, ENTWINE) with producer Anssi Kippo and featured a guest appearance on drums by Raatikainen. Also included on the CD was a cover of TAROT's "Wings Of Darkness", with lead vocals courtesy of Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT, ex-SINERGY).