Norwegian extreme metallers THE KOVENANT have re-released their classic album "In Times before the Light" on VME/Head Not Found Records, featuring the original tracks (not the re-mixed 2002 edition) with the original demos from 1993-1994. The complete track listing is as follows:
01. Towards the Crown of Nights
03. The Dark Conquest
04. From the Storm of Shadows
05. Night of the Blackwinds
06. The Chasm
07. Visions of a Lost Kingdom
08. Through the Eyes of the Raven
09. In The Times Before Light
10. Monarchs of Mighty Darkness
Check out the artwork at www.gentechranch.tk.
THE KOVENANT's Nagash (a.k.a. Lex Icon; real name: Stian Arnesen) and Psycoma are in the process of recording their sixth studio album, "Aria Galactica", which will be the band's final release on Nuclear Blast Records.
The group last year uploaded a demo sample from "Aria Galactica" at this location. The three-minute instrumental recording contains a few previews from some of the songs combined into one MP3 file.
Nagash previously stated that the follow-up to 2003's "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) would be "the most exciting, surprising, energetic and accomplished KOVENANT record so far. Again, this will be a drastic detour from our ever-so-unpredictable path, and our ideas are set to fill you with wonder and amazement. Old fans, as well as more recently acquired listeners will certainly find this to be a very characteristic KOVENANT record, and we are most pleased to say that with our emerging creation, we will reclaim our position as a force of innovation and aspiration, not just for ourselves, but for the entire scene."
Watch THE KOVENANT's video for the song "Star by Star" (taken from 2003's "S.E.T.I."):