UK Progressive Black Metallers FEN have not only just finished work on their third full-length album, they have also renewed their contract with Code666 Records (part of the Aural Music Group) for the release of a further three albums. Formed initially as a studio project in 2006, FEN draws its inspiration from the windswept, desolate landscape of England’s Fen region after which the band was named. By fusing the cold rage of Black Metal with more reflective influences, FEN succeeds in creating a deeply intense, atmospheric, almost otherworldly sound, redolent of loss and melancholic yearning. More information about FEN’s third full-length album, which is titled “Dustwalker” and is a follow up to “The Malediction Fields” which appeared in 2009 and “Epoch” released in 2011, will be available shortly.
FEN frontman The Watcher had this to say about the new contract: “We have been happy with the way we’ve been treated by Code666 in respect of the first three albums, and were impressed by the enthusiasm that the label has always shown for FEN and the faith they have placed in us, so it was logical for us to continue a relationship that was obviously working well”.
FEN is set to appear at the three-day Winter is Coming Festival in New London, Connecticut on the 13th October, marking the band’s first appearance in the USA. Their next European appearance will be at the Aurora Infernalis Festival in Arnhem, Netherlands on the 27 October.
More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/