The follow-up to one of last year's most impactful records.
Last year will remembered as one of the best year's for metal, having been home to dozens of memorable releases across all ends of the extreme music spectrum. Ambient dark metal unit DEATHWHITE released one of those memorable releases with the heart-wrenching For A Black Tomorrow. Today, the band enter the studio to commence work on the proper follow-up, Grave Image.
Shane Mayer, who worked on For A Black Tomorrow, is in charge of production and engineering at Cerebral Audio Productions while Art Paiz takes hold of vocals at Erik Rutan's Mana Studios and Dan Swano the mastering. With a team this refined at the helm, it remains a question as to how much more catastrophic DEATHWHITE can get.
“We have spent the better part of the last six months fine-tuning and agonizing – for lack of a better term — over the ten new compositions that will comprise ‘Grave Image.’ We have been operating with the benefit of hindsight and perhaps, best of all, more familiarity with one other, which has led to songs that are heavier and superior to our previous efforts. While this may sound like typical pre-album release fodder, we believe it to be true considering the amount of time and effort we have poured into making ‘Grave Image’ a reality. We are also operating with an expanded lineup — a second guitar player has joined the fold, thus adding a new dimension to the guitar department and subsequently enhancing the DEATHWHITE sound.
“We are grateful to once again be working alongside Shane Mayer for the album’s tracking — his attention to detail and meticulous nature is second-to-none. Due to new geographical realities, we will track vocals at Erik Rutan’s immaculate Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, with engineer Art Paiz overseeing the sessions. Once recording and mixing are complete, the album will be sent across the pond to the legendary Dan Swano for mastering, a gentleman we hold in infinite regard for past musical works and production acumen.
DEATHWHITE regarding live shows:
“Additionally, we are in discussions for future live shows, something we’d like to do more of during the lead-up to 'Grave Image’s' eventual release. In the meantime, we will be working towards the album’s completion as well as finalizing its cover art, of which will be revealed at a later date.”
Stream For A Black Tomorrow in full below and order your physical copy HERE.