The Danish groove metal beast Electric Hellride (the winners of the last Danish edition of W:O:A Metal Battle) announced two weeks ago, their coming release, the EP “Come Darkness, Come Light”. “Come Darkness, Come Light” will be released on May 5th on CD, Vinyl and as free download through the groups own label Elhell Records.
The artwork for “Come Darkness, Come Light” is made by the Copenhagen-based illustrator & designer Tunguska.
Tunguska has stated the following about his collaboration with Electric Hellride:
“The band wanted a dark and gloomy atmosphere in a urban environment reflecting the track ‘Grey Mass Depression’. The challenge with this was to make it visually interesting to avoid things seen way to many times before. The lighting and the different composition of the front and back were important elements in order to achieve a satisfying product”.
Electric Hellride has expressed its views on cooperation with Tunguska:
“Tunguska did a design for us that should be available on t-shirt soon and we liked that design so much that it was only natural to ask him to do the cover for the EP as well. He really nailed the atmosphere we wanted, so we are of course very satisfied. We are looking forward to show the vinyl version to the public as the large format only makes the artwork even better”
The follow-up to the debut album “Hate.Control.Manipulate” from 2012 (released on Mighty Music) were recorded in Grizzly Sauer Studio with Emil Buus Sauer, who previously have worked the Helhorse’s critically acclaimed “Oh Death” and Cerekloth’s evil master piece “In the Midst of Life…”.
“Come Darkness, Come Light” sees Electric Hellride evolving and changing the music into something more varied and diverse. This is also the primary reason for choosing to release an EP instead of a full length album. The band is working hard with the songwriting for the next album but wanted to make a little stop in the studio to try out some of the new stuff as well as to test the music on the fans and potential new fans.
In the Youtube clip below, Electric Hellride brings you inside the studio, where you can get a sneak peek of some new material.
1. Master Inferno
2. Higher Profanity
3. Grey Mass Depression