A Finnish metal band Dead Shape Figure will release their third album Opus Victoria at the end of April 2013. The album was recorded and mixed in D-Studios last summer by Jarno Hänninen. The album is produced by Xy fromSamael. Bands guitar player Juhani Flinck comments the new album as following:
Opus Victoria is presenting a new and more mature sound of Dead Shape Figure. As cheesy it may sounds, categorizing this album is impossible nor necessary. I think we have succeeded to make an album that is full of timeless and above all, honest music.
For the first time in the bands history they decided to use a producer on the album. Xy really managed to expand the bands ideas to a new level.
At the end of April 2012 Xy flew to Helsinki to make the pre-production of the songs. For one whole week, from early morning till midnight we were working together in our rehearsal room. Xy got us to understand that a good song doesn’t necessarily need thirty six riffs. He really opened our minds!
After the release of ‘The Disease Of St. Vitus’ album in 2010, the band toured on numerous gigs around Europe with the names like Iced Earth, Evergrey, Samael, Melechesh, Kataklysm and Keep Of Kalessis. One of the highlights of last year was a headlining tour in China where the band performed eg. On the Orange Island Music Festival for 20 000 people.
The tour in China was just unbelievable! It was booked with a quite short notice and we didn’t have any idea what was going to happen. The tour really exceeded all our expectations. During the trip we got a tons of contacts with the local music industry. We’ll definitely be back in Asia with our brand new album, Opus Victoria.
The album Opus Victoria will be released in digital format and will be available in all the biggest online stores. In addition there will be a limited vinyl version.
The cd-version of the album didn’t feel that interesting for the band and neither for the record label. Instead of a physical cd we will save our listeners space in their cd-stands and spread our music in easier way even for a wider audience. Personally I wouldn’t be suprised if we didn’t release any new music on cd format anymore. The vinyl format is still supported.
A hand numbered vinyl version of the album will be available later on. The digital version of the album can be for example purchased from iTunes and listened from Spotify.
The release party will take place on 4th of May in On The Rocks, Helsinki. This is bands first gig in Finland for a long time. Be there!
Pre-order the album from iTunes.