Australian melodic death metallers UNIVERSUM are putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, "Mortuus Machina", for a tentative early 2011 release. The follow-up to 2008's "Leto Destinatus" will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren of Sweden's Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA) and will feature guest appearances by the following musicians:
* Christian Älvestam (SCAR SYMMETRY, SOLUTION .45)
* Marios Iliopoulos (NIGHTRAGE)
* Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE, DRAGONLAND, AMARANTHE)
* Ola Frenning (SOILWORK)
* Tuomas "Tommy" Tuovinen (MYGRAIN)
* Paul Wardingham
"Mortuus Machina" track listing:
01. Fractured Archetype (feat. Älvestam)
02. Morte Noir
03. Sum Of The Universe (feat. Älvestam, Iliopoulos, Mörck)
04. Genetic Sequence Distortion
05. Asymmetric Dimensional State (feat. Frenning, Tuovinen)
06. Slaves To The New Order
07. Aeon Displacement (feat. Wardingham)
08. Transcendence 0.0
09. 2.0 (feat. Älvestam)
10. Take Another
11. Blank Infinity
Video footage of Christian Älvestam laying down guest vocals for the new UNIVERSUM album can be viewed below.
In the two years since the release of "Leto Destinatus", UNIVERSUM made a major impact both in Australia and internationally and has received widespread acclaim from the media and its ever-growing legion of fans. The success of the debut album, together with live performances alongside international big guns DRAGONFORCE (Australian national tour) and CRADLE OF FILTH, a string of endorsements and a very well received video clip has seen UNIVERSUM quickly become regarded as one of Australia's premier melodic death metal acts.
For more information, visit www.universum.com.au.