Nocturnal Overlord (electric and acoustic guitars, guitar synth, bass, synths) of the long-running San Diego-based black/death metallers CRIMSON MOON has issued the following update:
"Recording for the new album has been going smoothly. So far it seems like there will be 9-11 tracks, including an intro, instrumental track, and an outro.
"Rehearsals have been proving to be the strongest CM material yet, with some of the best recordings/production and sounds we've ever had! If everything goes as planned, we hope to have this new release out by early/mid 2009.
"These new songs definitely still have that dark and mystical vibe to them. That video/audio track that's up is just a quick live take with just me and Trommelnd Herr (drummer). It's one of the more straighforward headbanging type songs out of the new batch. Nothing has been overdubbed or added in to the track I posted either. It's still missing the second guitar track, the bass, keyboards, solos, vocals, etc. So that's just a raw example of what's to come. Some of the other new songs are definitely a lot heavier, darker and more eerie-sounding as well. There's also much faster and chaotic material, as well as doomier and more melodic and atmpospheric stuff too. Definitely a lot of variations in these songs so far. And having Trommelnd Herr on drums is also helping make things tighter and even more technical than ever before.
"We've been taking our time dissectiing the songs and working out all the smallest details. This dedication, along with Lugubrem's dedication in sorcery and killer vokills, has already proved to be the strongest CM lineup yet. Along with finally having good production and killer recording/music gear, I think this new release is going to be one hell of an album."
CRIMSON MOON's current lineup:
Nocturnal Overlord - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Guitar Synth, Bass, Synths
Trommelnd Herr - Drums & Percussion
Lugubrem - Vokills, Spells and Conjurations