Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have tapped acclaimed artist Kristian Wahlin (AT THE GATES, AMORPHIS, BATHORY, DISSECTION, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THERION, EVERGREY) to crate the artwork for the group's forthcoming third album, "Dichotomy".
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE recently posted the fifth in a series of webisodes (see below) covering the recording process for "Dichotomy". This webisode features all the ridiculous ideas for which producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR) has made a name for himself. Included in the webisode are:
1) A cell phone being recorded through guitar pickups
2) The use of a beer bottle as a slide on the guitar
3) Seth Hecox (guitar, keyboards) playing keyboards with his nose
4) Making effects by scratching the springs inside the guitar
5) Ripping dishtowels apart in front of a microphone
"Dichotomy" is scheduled for release on November 25 via Solid State Records.
"Dichotomy" track listing:
01. Mountain Of Souls
03. Artificial Immortality
04. Self Existent
05. St. Anne's Lullaby
07. Evil Unseen
08. How Great Thou Art
09. Deep Heaven
10. End Of The Age
The CD will feature guest appearances by Ryan Clark (DEMON HUNTER), Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and a soprano named Suzanne Richter. According to the band, "All three make appearances on the album in key places that enable the music to go one step further in their maturity."
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE recently parted ways with lead guitarist Alex Kenis and replaced him with Jon Star.
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE's second album, "The Physics of Fire", was released in Europe in June 2007 via Century Media Records. The U.S. release was handled by Solid State Records. The CD was produced by Rob Caggiano (BLEEDING THROUGH, CRADLE OF FILTH, ANTHRAX).
For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.