It's been about a year since we learned that Immortal would be heading to the studio for their first album since frontman Abbath, announced he felt forced to quit the band. Immortal fired back by saying the split was entirely due to Abbath's personal problems, and that they were recording a new album with Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy behind the boards.
Today, Immortal have confirmed the album is done and addressed their vocalist situation:
IMMORTAL HAS COMPLETED NEW ALBUM!
The recording and mastering of the new IMMORTAL album is completed. The band´s upcoming new full-length album has been produced by Peter Tägtgren (Abyss Studio) who also produced «At The Heart Of Winter", "Damned In Black", "Sons Of Northern Darkness" and "All Shall Fall"
Demonaz and Horgh comment:
"We have put a massive amount of energy into this, and wanted to deliver our absolutely best.
It has been a pleasure to finish the studio process and most of all being stoked about the final result. Peter Tägtgren has done an outstanding job in producing and mixing it. We now look forward to have it released, and are excited to share our 9th full length with you all."
The album will be released by Nuclear Blast Records in 2018 (release date will follow) and will contain the following tracks:
"Northern Chaos Gods", "Into Battle Ride", "Gates To Blashyrkh",
"Grim And Dark", "Called To Ice", "Where Mountains Rise",
"Blacker Of Worlds" and "Mighty Ravendark"
The line-up on the album is:
Demonaz (vocals, guitars)
Peter Tägtgren (session bass)
I'm curious to hear how Demonaz pulls off the vocals. The last Immortal record, 2009's All Shall Fall, was a flawless black metal record. Hopefully, the band continues the trend.