Guitarist/vocalist Ares of Norwegian "dark metallers" AETERNUS has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"The mixing of 'HeXaeon' will soon start and today my producer and I will work on some songs here at my place. We're retrieving files from my PC so we can put all the puzzles together in the studio this month. It has been silent in the AETERNUS camp for a long time, but things WILL change. We have also started to practice again as we have a new rehearsal place and in about 2 months I guess we're ready again to do gigs wherever that may be.
"The release date is not confirmed 100%, but it's still October 2005. So it won't be long.
"I thank you all for your patience, the folks that have written us and so forth. It'll be worth the wait. A new design on the website will be up soon, in the vein of the 'HeXaeon' design and our new label's designer is already working on the cover and so forth…"
The follow-up to 2003's "A Darker Monument", "Hexaeon" was recorded at Grieghallen Studios in Norway and was once produced by Eirik "Pytten" Hundvin, who has previously worked with ENSLAVED and MÖRK GRYNING, among others.
AETERNUS recently acquired a new session guitarist by the name of Dreggen.