London, U.K.-based progressive doom metal band DE PROFUNDIS has completed work on the pre-production demos for its second album. Guitarist Roman Subbotin states, "This time we tried yet another production approach, recording everything live in a single room to get a much more organic and raw sound. There's more groove and this approach certainly worked immensely well with the more aggressive sections. Nick, our drummer, is an absolute machine! However, you'll have to take my word for this as there are no plans at present to release these demos."
He adds, "We're all really excited as the album recording will be a rather mammoth undertaking, since the music spans right across black, death, doom metal and beyond. I think that the new songs are instantly recognisable as DE PROFUNDIS compositions but everything is better crafted and more powerful than ever before."
Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows:
* Ablaze in Autumn's Fire
* Cease to Be
* Nocturnal Splendour
* Cold as a Grave
* The Mourner
DE PROFUNDIS supported IRON MAIDEN at the Rock In India festival, which was held on February 15 at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore, India.
The band's debut album, "Beyond Redemption", was self-released on August 21, 2007. The CD was recorded and mixed by Steve Watkins at Warehouse Studios, Oxford and was mastered by Tim Turan, who has worked with such artists as OPETH, EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR and AT THE GATES.
While maintaining the traditional crushing and eternally despairing sound of doom metal, DE PROFUNDIS also has many genre-defying and unique touches to its sound, such as jazz-funk slap bass, black metal blast-beats and a fully stereo guitar attack with technical guitar solos. DE PROFUNDIS also boasts an original logo by none other than the black metal legend Christophe Szpajdel.
DE PROFUNDIS performing live in London - December 2008: