TO/DIE/FOR: New Demo Track Posted Online

August 15, 2008

Finnish gothic metal band TO/DIE/FOR has posted a new song called "Kissing the Flames" on its MySpace page. According to the group, "It is crappy demo but so what? It is only a demo, for god's sake. It does not give you a clear picture of our next album, because next album is gonna be darkest TO/DIE/FOR album ever! Melancholy rock from the bottom of our hearts! So we do are not sure is this gonna be ever released anywhere. But we just wanted give you some clips to listen before you get bored… or before you die."

TO/DIE/FOR recently spent time at the Sonic Image Studios in Finland recording demos for its next album.

According to the group, the upcoming CD will include a cover song from either THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH or from DURAN DURAN. In addition, the band has just written a new song called "Johnny the Vampire", which I said to be "a parody about a gothic boy."

In a recent interview with, TO/DIE/FOR singer Jape Peratalo stated about the group's current label situation, "Our contract with Spinefarm expired and maybe there [was a] possibility to continue with them, I do not know. But we decided to start to looking for something new. Spinefarm Records is OK. But it seems like they have no interest or time for band like we are. They have too many bands to handle. That's why we felt like we are not getting enough things like promotion etc. There are some labels who are interested in us, but this time we are not gonna hurry. We need a company who is ready to work for us with huge motivation. At the moment, I am writing new songs for TO/DIE/FOR, also other guys are writing new stuff. We are gonna be alive in the future more than ever!"

TO/DIE/FOR will play the Big Bang Festival in Lebanon on August 24. According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, they will be joined at the event by THE STROKES and MOONSPELL, among other acts. A TO/DIE/FOR signing session will also take place at the Virgin Megastore in Beirut.

TO/DIE/FOR's fifth album, "Wounds Wide Open", was released in Finland in October 2006. The follow-up to 2005's "IV", "Wounds Wide Open" was recorded by Samu Oittinen at Fantom Studios and by Jari-Jukka Nippala at Sonic Image, and was mixed at Sweden's Abyss Studios by Peter Tägtgren (DIMMU BORGIR, CELTIC FROST).

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