Jordanian dark oriental metallers BILOCATE have inked a deal with the Italian label Code666 (Aural Music) to release their third studio album “Summoning the Bygones“.
Bilocate’s bassist Hani Al Abbadi commented on the deal:
”Its an honor to join Code666 roster and a step forward in Bilocate’s musical career, Summoning the Bygones has the most intense and best material we’ve done so far. We are pleased to release it with a sub-label of one of the biggest musical companies in Italy – Aural Music”
Summoning the Bygones was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, AMON AMARTH, SYMPHONY X, PARADISE LOST).
“Summoning The Bygones is an old vision with a totally new arrangement, we took the tracks and rewrote many parts of their music and lyrics from scratch but kept the old spirit that everyone enjoyed in Dysphoria, the album will remind our fans of what we’ve given them before but they will surly feel the change… it has many passages and will carry you into a heavy, fast, dark oriental metal journey”, commented vocalist Ramzi Essayed.
The album also includes a fully modified version of ‘Days Of Joy’ under a new name “Hypia” (which is actually the very first name this song had originally when it was composed in 2003), in addition to a brand new song and a cover of ‘Dead Emotion’ from one of the legends in doom/gothic metal Paradise Lost taken from their legendry album “Gothic” rearranged totally in Bilocate style, it’s a way of celebrating 20 years from the release of this amazing record that created a whole new metal genre. We hope you’d enjoy Summoning The Bygones.
The tracks ‘Hypia’ and the legendary 20-minute track ‘A Desire To Leave‘ features the metal icon Dan Swano as a guest vocalist.
The tracklisting for the effort is as follows:
01 – The Tragedy Within (8:45)
02 – Beyond Inner Sleep (5:59)
03 – A Deadly Path (9:52)
04 – Passage (5:01)
05 – Dead Emotion (PARADISE LOST cover) (5:25)
06 – Hypia (Feat. Dan Swano) (9:34)
07 – 2nd War In Heaven (8:22)
08 – A Desire to Leave (Feat. Dan Swano) (19:51)
ii. Surrounding Hell
iii …Of Leaving
Total run time: 72:42
Summoning The Bygones artwork and promo track will be announced soon. Video footage from the studio diary can be seen below; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgVGQ7B8-rc