Finnish hard rockers ANCARA entered Matrixtor Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland on November 3 to begin recording their third album with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, LORDI, THE 69 EYES, SENTENCED, SEPULTURA). The follow-up to last year's "Beyond the Dark", will once again be released via High and Loud, the record label owned by STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto.
"Beyond the Dark" entered the Finnish chart at position No. 9 upon its release in August 2007.
Kotipelto previously stated about ANCARA: "After seeing a couple of gigs by the band and listening to their new material I was convinced: this band has to be signed!"
He added, "ANCARA plays honest hard rock and are not running after any trends. Sammy [Salminen] has a very strong voice backed up by excellent backing vocals by the other guys. The songs are catchy and the band rocks the house when playing live!"
ANCARA video for the song "Deny" — taken from "Beyond the Dark" — can be viewed below.
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(Thanks: Metal From Finland)