Switzerland's SAMAEL have offered an explanation on their official web site regarding the tour postponement rumors which first surfaced on Thursday (Oct. 7). According to the posting, the German release of the band's new album, "Reign of Light", has been bumped to October 25. As a result, the first 4-5 shows of the tour will get postponed to 2005. All other dates will go ahead as previously announced. SAMAEL's European tour with FLOWING TEARS will now kick off on October 27 at Poznan, in Eskulap, Poland.
"Reign of Light" will be released through the band's own label, Galactical Recordings, with exclusive licenses to Regain Records (whole world except Switzerland and USA),and Musikvertreib (Switzerland). The CD was mixed at two different studios in Switzerland and was co-produced by Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT),who has worked with the group on most of their previous efforts. Mixing duties were handled by Stephan Glaumann (BON JOVI, RAMMSTEIN) in Stockholm, Sweden. A new single, entitled "Telepath", was recently released containing the title cut plus several remixes and non-album tracks.