As you will have already noticed by now, things are rather quiet for DEW-SCENTED in the public eye. However, things are actually turbulent and challenging behind closed doors, so we wanted to give you a brief update with what’s going on…
New studio album:
Earlier this year we had decided to stop playing shows (apart from a handful of pre-scheduled summer festivals) until at least spring 2012 in order to re-group and to prepare a next studio album recording session. In fact, that’s what is mainly keeping us busy right now. We are making good progress and are already up to song idea number 8. Some truly killer stuff coming up and quite some surprises along the way too. If all stays according to our masterplan, we would have a new release available by mid of next year!
We are soon to announce our next live dates, starting out April 2012! The first confirmed gig has already come in: We are playing at the comeback edition of the “Queens Of Metal” open air festival, taking place July 19 – 21, 2012 in Steinbach-Langenbach (nearby Suhl), Germany. Other bands already confirmed to appear are Exodus, Powerwolf, Vader, Milking The Goatmachine, Dark Age, Criminal and many more. Check out further details here.
South American Invocation:
At long last, the “Invocation” album will be officially and domestically released in South America in the coming weeks. More details will be announced soon, but we are happy to have finally found good partners down there, also for future releases.
Wacken live compilation:
We are pleased to mention that DEW-SCENTED are part of the “Live At Wacken Open Air 2010” 2-CD compilation album, recently released via Golden Core / ZYX. We’ve got 100% live-versions of the two (!) songs “Arise From Decay” and “Never To Return” from our powerful 2010 Wacken show featured on there alongside bands like Arch Enemy, Anvil, Fear Factory, Unleashed, Lock Up, Orphaned Land, UDO, Voivod, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Rotting Christ and many more. Check out more details here.
Necrodeath guest appearance:
DEW-SCENTED’s Leif Jensen is happy to announce that he is featured with some guest vocals on the upcoming “Idiosyncrasy” (Could have been a D-S album title, damn…haha!) album by Italian blackened Thrash Metal legends Necrodeath. Needless to say, this appearance is both an honour and a pleasure! Necrodeath were one of the earliest obscure European thrash bands that Leif discovered when he started to listen to extreme metal and their “Into The Macabre” (1987) and “Fragments Of Insanity” (1989) albums are real classics. Leif first connected with Necrodeath’s drummer Peso when his later band Sadist toured with DEW-SCENTED in 1996 and their paths crossed last time by the end of 2010 when Peso’s Ghostrider (pre-Necrodeath outfit, now re-united) played a show with DEW-SCENTED nearby Milano. Necrodeath’s new album will be released October 25th, 2011 via Scarlet records.
Here is a trailer for the release.
Check out more details on the band’s official website.
Want to check out some recent live-shots? Here are some good ones taken at Party.San Open Air by Daniel / Live Frenzy.
OK, guess that’s all for now…we will be back with more details about the upcoming album soon! In the meantime let us hint you on some really good new albums recently released by Havok (“Time Is Up”), Fleshgod Apocalypse (“Agony”) and Warbringer (“Worlds Torn Asunder”). Also, Vektor have their second album (“Outer Isolation”) coming up in November too and first online samples are promising it to be yet another fantastic record! Go check those bands out…they all deserve your attention and support!