THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), have commenced the recording sessions for their first official demo, entitled "In The Big Ending…". "Recordings are taking place as we speak on various locations around the U.K. with top-notch producers," reads a posting on the group's web site. "So far drums, guitars and bass are done. The band will reveal more information about this in the coming days together with photos, video-clips and sneak previews."
As previously reported, this very limited-edition release, which will be made available solely via the group's official homepage, will contain the following cuts:
01. Swinging Like Judas
02. More Than War
03. I Am Because We Are!
04. We’re Wolves
05. A Beautiful Start To The End Of The World
06. T.C. Lethbridge (JULIAN COPE cover)
With regards to the band's sound, Walkyier had the following to say in a posting on the band's web site: "'Will it be folk or black metal?' I hear you cry. The answer at present is neither, and yet our sound will perhaps eventually incorporate some slight elements of both? Who knows as yet? The initial secret we believe is to first write you all some great songs, and to create something brand-new. How we should finally mix and produce them is something we'll leave open to discussion on the [THE CLAN DESTINED] forum."
Joining Walkyier and Iscariah in the new formation are Lee Cassidy (guitar), Kara Sutra (vocals), Emily Dolan Davies (drums), and Tony Wildwood (guitar). The band's upcoming demo "will eventually become the culmination of several years painstaking lyric-writing and musical composition," according to a press release. "THE CLAN DESTINED has at this moment neither management or record-company backing — preferring to rely entirely on the support of our many loyal fans and friends until an efficient and trustworthy (!) manager and label present themselves."