Finnish doom metal band ORDOG will release its third album, "Remorse", on January 12, 2011 via Violent Journey Records. The seven-song CD contains over 70 minutes of music.
The track listing is as follows:
01. Human Shell
06. Boneyard Horizon
07. Meant To Be An End
Commented Jussi Harju (keyboards): "We started composing remorse shortly after 'Life Is Too Short For Learning To Live' was released. In a very short time, Valsu had nine songs ready and after some exploring I was able to compose the keyboards.
"Keyboard-wise, the album has two sides, a more melodic, beautiful side and a more haunting, monotonous side.
"As a whole, the album is more heavier and slower when compared to our earlier work. There are few faster parts here and there but this time they have no major role in any of the songs. There are no short tracks either except for meant to be an end which is an outro track mostly played on the piano.
"Favorite tracks: 'Abuse', 'Boneyard Horizon' and 'Human Shell'."
Valtteri Isometsä (guitars, bass, drums): "This album has been the hardest one to record for the band because of the situations in our personal lives and the fact that we are now living in distinct cities around Finland. But I'm very proud of this album as it appears to be the most personal one for me. Tracks such as 'Boneyard Horizon', 'Shadow Land' and 'Human Shell' tells my feelings of the past two years.
"I hope you'll enjoy this record as much as I do."
Aleksi Martikainen (vocals): "This was the hardest album for me to record vocals mentally and physically, but at last I'm proud to say that the longtime work shows impressing results.
"Lyrical content reflects the feelings of personal remorse and frustration in life. Simple as that. This album also contains lyrical work from Jussi and from Valtteri, [which] is a great thing!
"It's difficult for me to pick favorite song from this album, but I think 'Betrayed' and 'Shadowland' are the ones which are closest to me.
"I like to thank Jussi and Valtteri, and, of course, our live members for keeping everything as one."
For more information, visit www.ordogband.com.