Chicago's KOMMANDANT has inked a deal with the Italian record label Aeternus Tenebrarum Music Foundation. The band's new full-length album, "The Draconian Archetype", is being recorded and engineered by Chris Djuricic at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin for an early 2012 release.
Commented the band in a statement: "KOMMANDANT has grown tremendously as a band over the last year and has really come into its own. We view Aeternus Tenebrarum Music Foundation as important allies and look forward to flying under their banner."
"The Draconian Archetype" preliminary track listing:
01. Hate Is Strength
02. Call Of The Void
03. Arbiter Of Enslavement
04. Obsidian Gravitational Torrent
05. The Transition
06. Atavistic Species
07. We Are The Angels Of Death
08. Of Blood And Iron
09. Fore-Aft Synthesis
KOMMANDANT guitarist James Bresnahan previously said about the band's new album, "We have been constantly pushing the KOMMANDANT sound into new extremes. 'The Draconian Archetype' is the best representation yet of who we are and what we stand for. ['Draconian archetype'] is the idea of applying an older or more traditional set of values or rules to modern situations. [The] songs explore the concept of promoting strength, decisiveness and traditional virtues instead of coddling weakness and obfuscation. Obviously metal in general promotes stripped-down hyper-masculine concepts like war, and in that respect we are similar, but that's where the similarity generally ends. I think it would be rather short-sighted to classify us as simply a 'war metal' band, since our songs range quite a bit beyond conflict in their subject matter."