Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY have entered the studio to begin recording their second album for a tentative spring 2008 release. The follow-up to 2004's "Concealed" will feature original drummer Etienne Gallo.
Commented the band: "We are currently in the studio to record the drum parts with Yannick St-Amand in his northern domain. Once the drums are done, we will head back to Montreal where the remaining instruments will be recorded with Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY).
"Despite the unexpected hazards that plague most metal recordings, we are confident to achieve the recording by summertime, even before if fate's on our side. Yannick will do the final mixing and we expect the new album to be released by fall 2008.
"We also added a little Christmas gift on our MySpace page: Our new song 'Faith Puppeteers', from last year's promo, is now available for you listening enjoyment. Both this song and 'Skyless' will be re-recorded to be featured on our next album."
According to the band's official bio, "AUGURY doesn't identify itself with any pre-established school of music, but it can be fit into the extreme metal category since they favor fast playing, low tuning and rough vocals. A further link can be made with the Norwegian symphonic black metal scene for the use of classical, Celtic and medieval overtones and the lush vocal harmonies that embellish about half of the songs. Triplet feels and guitar/bass dual and triple harmonies are indeed a staple of AUGURY's music. Yet there is no keyboard, no fake vampire image and a totally different lyrical concept. Also, the musicians add influences from a lot of other sources. All members are big fans of progressive rock, classical baroque and jazz and there is a big flamenco influence in the playing."