Norway, Aeternus, Dark Essence Records, 2017, News

It’s almost five years now since Aeternus released their last album ‘… And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth’ on Dark Essence Records, but fans of the veteran Norwegian dark metallers will have something to look forward to next year as the band has just announced that they plan to begin recording their new album in early January. Not only will this be the band’s eighth full-length album, it will also serve to celebrate Aeternus’ 25th Anniversary.

As with its predecessor, the new album will be recorded at Bergen’s Conclave & Earshot studios, and will be produced by Herbrand Larsen, who previously co-produced Aeternus’ ‘Shadow of Old’ and ‘Ascension of Terror’ albums. The album will be released on Dark Essence Records in 2018.

One of the pioneers for the “Dark Metal” genre, Aeternus was formed in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares. Aside from Ares, today’s lineup includes Phobos (Gravdal) on drums and Krakow’s Eld on bass.