July 21, 2008

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI has issued the following update:

"At our last band meeting, OCTAVIA SPERATI decided to put band activities aside/take a break. We have reached a point where we have decided to put more time into other projects both within music, studies and families among other things for a while. We will all continue playing music, but we will take a break from the normal 'OCTAVIA life.' If there are any news from any of us, we will of course let you know as soon as possible.

"We are all looking forward to playing the lovely outdoor festival Lost Weekend near our headquarters Bergen on Friday, August 1, and will take the break after that.

"We are sorry to say that we will have to cancel the Dames Of Darkness festival in Birmingham in September."

An e-card for OCTAVIA SPERATI's latest album, "Grace Submerged", can be accessed at this location.

"Grace Submerged" was released in May 2007 via Candlelight Records.

OCTAVIA SPERATI's video for the song "Moonlit" can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on March 9-11, 2007 with director Tommy Næss, who has previously worked with SAHG, AUDREY HORNE, I and GORGOROTH, among others.

OCTAVIA SPERATI recorded the new CD with producers Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED, ex-AUDREY HORNE) and Arve Isdal (I, ENSLAVED and AUDREY HORNE),who previously worked with the group on their "Winter Enclosure" debut.

Formed in 2000, OCTAVIA SPERATI's current lineup includes singer Silje Wergeland, bassist Trine C. Johansen, guitarists Gyri S. Losnegaard and Bodil Myklebust, keyboardist Tone Midtgaard and drummer Ivar Alver.

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