Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION have released their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, today in North America via Century Media Records! To purchase Illusions Of Grandeur, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album in various CD/LP formats.
Illusions Of Grandeur track-listing:
Illusions Of Grandeur
Well Of Despair
Divide And Conquer
Perception Of Reality
I’ll Be Your Suicide
The Seven Faces Of God
Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.), and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.”
EVOCATION is currently working on a new video for the track “Divide And Conquer.” Stay tuned for more details about this upcoming video coming soon!
Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of EVOCATION, one of the vanguards of Swedish death metal!
EVOCATION’s guitar player, Marko Palmén, comments: “It’s time to kick in the year of the apocalypse with the writing of a new chapter and a new era in EVOCATION’s history. We are very pleased to announce that we have signed a new worldwide recording agreement with Century Media Records. The label feels for us as a natural choice and a perfect partner due to their long experience and commitment with the death metal scene. To become a part of the CM family feels for us as coming home. Huge thankx to Jens Prüter, Philipp Schulte, Stefan Franke and CM for making this happen!”
Philipp Schulte, A&R Century Media Records Europe, states: “We are very happy to add EVOCATION to the Century Media roster. Century Media’s roots are and will always be in the death metal scene. Death metal built up the label’s base and reputation and has been our back bone ever since. With EVOCATION we are solidifying the base even further. EVOCATION have proven to be able to deliver outstandingly good material and we therefore are very much looking forward to the release of the new album. Welcome on board!”
EVOCATION will soon enter the studio to record the follow-up album to their critically-acclaimed 2010 album Apocalyptic , which is set to be released in autumn 2012. Besides a new studio album, Century Media will also release a compilation of the band’s entire demo discography, plus additional footage, comments, liner notes, exclusive artwork and unreleased songs. This currently untitled compilation will be released in summer 2012.
Review and pictures by Arto Lehtinen, Niko Karppinen and Luxi Lahtinen
Finland is definitely one hell of a paradise for metalheads as there are five to six metal festivals arranged all around Finland during the summer time. One of those metal festivals which has started becoming more and more known is Jalometalli up in the north of Finland. The whole festival started as a small event, mostly consisting of local bands. Jalometalli has since grown, attracting plenty of killer and catchy names such as Onslaught, Testament, and Rotting Christ. This year’s event was no exception with several first time visitors such as Overkill, Trouble and Mortal Sin. It is obvious most of these bands have been all time favs of the Jalometalli organization. The festival is not a big massive gathering of tens of thousands of people. Instead, the event is a small, true, intense metal event with visitors having travelled from far away. This is the very first time ever when Jalometalli festival is covered by Metal-Rules.com. And if you live somewhere in the northern part of Sweden, Norway or Russia, start seriously considering having a roadtrip to the next Jalometalli event as the line-up of 2009 will surely be full of pleasant surprises…
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