Austrian Black Metallers HELLSAW entered Munich’s Dreamsound Studios last week to begin recording their fourth full-length album. Titled “Trist”, the album will be the follow up to 2009’s “Cold” and is due for release on Napalm Records in early 2012.
Front man and founder Aries commented about the direction HELLSAW will take with the album. “The German word “Trist” is difficult to define exactly but if you think of various connotations of solemnity and sadness you’d be thinking along the right lines. “Cold” was more about melancholy, “Trist” is darker; it’s like the scent of fine whiskey and damp earth.
“As a band, we always prepare thoroughly before going into the studio, but this time we’ve rehearsed even more in order to perfect the sound for each track. We’ve also sought to redefine the HELLSAW sound, without losing our identity. There needs to be a certain amount of experimentation with each new album in order to bring the sound up to date. Without giving too much away, with “Trist” we believe we have found the perfect symbiosis between the old and new elements. All the songs are strong, and it will definitely kick ass”.
HELLSAW are scheduled to appear at a number of European festivals this year. Confirmed so far are:
Fri 22 July – Hell Over Vellach (AT)
Sat 06 August – Wacken (DE)
Sat 20 August – Baden in Blut (DE)
Sat 17 Sept – STP Metal Weekend (AT)
Sat 01 Oct – Night Warriors Festival (AT)
Sat 29 Oct – The Dark Crusade Festival (AT)
More information about HELLSAW can be found on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/
Below you can see the official video of HELLSAW performing the track “The Black Death” from the “Cold” album live at Party.San:
The HELLSAW Sound Cloud Player contains several tracks from the band.