Swedish death metallers EVOCATION will release their new album, “The Shadow Archetype”, on March 10 via Metal Blade.
The official video for the song “Condemned To The Grave”, taken from “The Shadow Archetype”, can be streamed below.
EVOCATION guitarist Marko Palmen comments: “The video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’ was shot with Greenworks Television on the 4th of February at a deserted house in the small village of Golingstorp, Sweden. The deserted house was actually something that we found through a friend who specialized in photographing deserted buildings. According to villagers, the house has been deserted for at least thirty years. It’s a beautiful house and the aging has perhaps added even more character to the house. The day of the video shoot was freezing… But it added a special eerie feeling since there is a small layer of snow in the landscape, and on many of the shots with the actors you can see their breaths in the air. The end result became quite spectacular (not for the weak hearted I might add…), and we all hope you enjoy the video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’!?
Featuring a cover and layout by Xaay (BEHEMOTH, NILE), “The Shadow Archetype” was recorded at three different studios. Backing vocals, mixing and mastering were done at Dugout Productions. Daniel Bergstrand handled the recording of backing vocals and mixing. George Nerantzis handled the mastering. Drums were recorded at Crehate Studios together with studio engineer Oscar Nilsson.
“The Shadow Archetype” also features veteran drummer Per Moller Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR) on session drums. Per sets a new death metal standard on the new EVOCATION album with his complex, yet groovy drumming, which we know well from his time in THE HAUNTED. Guitars, bass, and lead vocals were recorded by the band in their own studio, Acacia Avenue Recordings.
“We started recording the drums in late June 2015 and did the last recordings with vocals in June 2016. So, we spent roughly a year in the studio with ‘The Shadow Archetype’,” explains Palmen. “In my opinion, the production is our strongest so far. It has all the elements I want in a production; raw brutality with a distinctive punch!”
“The Shadow Archetype” track listing:
01. Into Ruins
02. Condemned To The Grave
03. Modus Operandi
04. Children Of Stone
05. The Coroner
06. The Shadow Archetype
07. Blind Obedience
08. Survival Of The Sickest
09. Sulphur And Blood
10. Imperium Fall
11. Dark Day Sunrise
Thomas Josefsson – vocals
Marko Palmen – guitar
Simon Exner – guitar
Gustaf Jorde – bass
Per Moller Jensen – session drums on the album