According to a posting on ZYKLON's official web site, the band have completed work on their much-anticipated third album, entitled "Disintegrate". The CD was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio in Norway and was mixed at b>Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. A May 15 release via Candlelight Records is expected.
ZYKLON have scheduled the following CD-release parties in Oslo and London:
May 12 - The Underworld – London, UK
May 25 – Garage - Oslo, NOR
ZYKLON is the Norwegian band featuring EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums).
In a recent interview with Decibel magazine, Samoth had the following to say about the upcoming CD: "It might not be all that different [to the previous albums], but we have overall better songs, and it's definitely going to be a solid follow-up to 'Aeon'. There are a few songs that are more on the atmospheric side, and these will have strong industrial elements to them. In general, there will be the good old mix between fast, intense brutality and more groovy and heavy stuff. A few songs might have a few more melodic parts as well, actually."
So far, the following ten track titles are confirmed to appear on the CD: "Wrenched", "Cold Grave", "Disintegrate", "In Hindsight", "Skinned and Endangered", "Vulture", "Subversive Faith", "Underdog", "Ways of the World", and "Vile Ritual".
"Hard to pick a favorite at this point, I think," Samoth told Decibel. "Everything sounds kind of refreshing now. But what I enjoyed the most playing in the studio is probably the mid-paced, heavy and 'chuggy' material. There are also a couple of tracks that are blasting fast. Some of the material is actually very fresh; one song was even just completed on the last rehearsal before the studio session, and we've only actually played the song four times or so as a full band. We started to write and rehearse material back in 2004, but it wasn't really until this autumn that we put the final pieces together. We've taken our time with this one, but I'm confident it will be worth the wait!"
As previously reported, ZYKLON's first DVD, titled "Storm Detonation Live", is scheduled for release on March 13 via Candlelight. Recorded at Germany's 2004 Party.San Open Air festival, the DVD will contain the band's live show plus exclusive on-the-road/backstage footage, an exclusive look into reheasals for the band's new album and both the "Psyklon Aeon" and "Core Solution" videos.