Switzerland's SAMAEL has finished recording its new album, tentatively due in early 2007. The band completed a "rough mix" of three songs at the end of November and is currently the recording to procure a new record deal. The final mix is expected to take place early next year.
To check out the new SAMAEL song "Slavocracy", taken from the upcoming CD, go to this location.
SAMAEL spent a week in July going over new songs with acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC., MOONSPELL).
As previously reported, SAMAEL's September 29, 2006 show in Lausanne was broadcast live via the Internet. You can watch the concert online at this location (courtesy of Metal Videos).
SAMAEL's last release was the "On Earth" single, featuring the album version of the title cut, plus various remixes, along with a cover of DEPECHE MODE's "I Feel You", a video for "Telepath" and a live recording of the track "On Earth", recorded in Paris, France. The band's "Reign of Light" full-length CD was released in North America in February 2005 via Nuclear Blast Records. SAMAEL's Vorph and Xy issued an album from their "Era One" project — originally recorded and delivered to Century Media in the summer of 2002 but re-arranged and remixed in the fall of 2005 — in January, "Era One" consists of 10 tracks of electronic music composed and performed by Xy with lyrics and vocals by Vorph.