1349 released the following statement on their website:
Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the release of the brand new album from Norwegian black metal legends 1349 in North America via an agreement with Indie Recordings. The new album, which promises a return to their more traditional raw, yet technical black metal sound, is slated for an April 13, 2010 release. In support of the yet to be titled record, the band will be supporting Cannibal Corpse in April and May along with Skeletonwitch and Lecherous Nocturne. (Note, 1349 are not on the last week of the tour; the following are only dates featuring 1349.)Prosthetic Records sent out a press release with the following info:
Decibel & Metal Sucks Present in association with BC Rich Guitars & Iron Fist Clothing
The Evisceration Plague Tour featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE, w/1349, Skeletonwitch, & Lecherous Nocturne
Tue/Apr-20 Orlando, FL Club @ Firestone
Wed/Apr-21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Thu/Apr-22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
Fri/Apr-23 Springfield, VA JAXX
Sat/Apr-24 Worcester, MA Palladium (Metal Fest)
Sun/Apr-25 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
Tue/Apr-27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Wed/Apr-28 Toronto, ON Opera House
Thu/Apr-29 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Fri/Apr-30 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
Sat/May-01 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Sun/May-02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Mon/May-03 Denver, CO Gothic
Wed/May-05 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Thu/May-06 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
More information regarding the release, as well as 1349 headline dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
The band, who were formed in 1997 from the ashes of the band Alvheim and features Frost of Satyricon on drums, and take their name from the year the Black Plague reached Norway, have toured with the likes of Celtic Frost, Carcass, Suffocation, Aborted, among others and will appear at this year’s Wacken and Summer Breeze Festivals. 1349’s record “Hellfire” received critical acclaim from music outlets worldwide and was considered an instant classic.
Norwegian black metal titans 1349 have announced the title and release date of their new album. The album, entitled “DEMONOIR,” will be released by Indie Recordings throughout Europe on April 26, and by Prosthetic Records in North America on April 27.
For the band’s fifth full-length release, 1349 decided to suck out the fiercest and most potent energies from every single member and surroundings, channeling it into songs that are pulsating with uncanny atmospheres, rawness and nerve shattering intensity. The whole process of getting the material on record was like one long, exhausting black magic summoning that could not be allowed to go wrong.
“DEMONOIR” is without a shadow of a doubt 1349’s darkest, most sinister and brutal work to date, and in this case it comes to mean that the band has gone from the utterly extreme to the genre-expanding and mindboggling. Black Metal cannot, and will never be the same.
“DEMONOIR” will be available in North America as a digipack CD and a limited edition 12” picture disc LP.