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OCTOBER TIDE ‘s new album “In Splendor Below”

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OCTOBER TIDE ‘s new album “In Splendor Below”

Swedish melodic death/doom metallers OCTOBER TIDE, feat. ex-Katatonia members Fredrik and Mattias Norrman, announce details surrounding their sixth studio album, follow-up to “Winged Waltz” from 2016. The new album is titled “In Splendor Below” and will be released on May 17th via Agonia Records.

October Tide
“In Splendor Below”
(Agonia Records)

1. I, The Polluter
2. We Died in October
3. Ögoblick Av Nåd
4. Stars Starve Me
5.Our Famine
6. Guide My Pulse
7. Seconds
8. Envy of the Moon

Pre-orders:
http://agoniarecords.com/insplendorbelow

 

In Splendor Below formats:

– Digipack CD.
– Slipcase CD.
– Black LP.
– Ox Blood LP.
– T-shirt.
– Hoodie.
– Digital.

Formed in 1995 by Katatonia members, Jonas Renkse (Bloodbath) and Fred Norrman, OCTOBER TIDE spawned two, now-cult releases, “Rain Without End” (1997) and “Grey Dawn” (1999), before going on hiatus for over eleven years. In 2009 Norrman parted ways with Katatonia, and resurrected OCTOBER TIDE, consolidating the band’s reemergence with a new album titled “A Thin Shell”, feat. Tobias Netzell of In Mourning on vocals. Since then, the band evolved through two more studio albums, “Tunnel Of No Light” (2013) and “Winged Waltz”(2016), both of which featured exceptional guitar work, on top of OCTOBER TIDE‘s emotional touch on death metal.

With a history tracing back to the epicentre of melodic death metal in Sweden, OCTOBER TIDE have come a long way and have generated a spark that is strongly felt in the energy of the scene. “In Splendor Below” is the latest addition to their vibrant discography of guitar-driven, emotive death/doom metal art. It packs some of the most authentic and unique compositions from the capable hands of founding member and long-time Katatonia guitarist, Fredrik Norrman, his brother and guitarist Mattias Norrman (ex-Katatonia), vocalist Alexander Högbom(Demonical), bassist Johan Jönsegård (Letters From The Colony) and drummer Jonas Sköld (Letters From The Colony Thenighttimeproject). While Fredrik prefers for the music to speak for itself, he finds the new album “a bit more aggressive, a bit more death metal, and with an overall colder feeling than previous records”.

“In Splendor Below” album was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamd studios (Bloodbath, Katatonia, Breach, Craft). It was produced by Alexander Backlund from Nailvillage Studio (Thenighttimeproject / Letters From Colony) and OCTOBER TIDETomarum av Christine Linde created the cover artwork.

The band is planning a tour in support of the new album in November and December of 2019. In the meantime, they’ll perform at In The Grip Of Winter Festival (NL), Exit Festival (SRB) and MetalDays Festival (SI). More dates are on the way.

Upcoming shows:

09.03.2019: Rotterdam @ In The Grip Of Winter fest 2019, NL
05.07.2019: Explosive Stage @ Exit Festival, SRB
21.07.2019: Tolmin @ Metaldays Festival, SI

About OCTOBER TIDE:

WebsiteFacebookInstagramSpotify / YouTube playlist

Line-up:
Alexander Högbom – vocals
Fredrik Norrman – guitars
Jonas Sköld – drums
Johan Jönsegård – bass
Mattias Norrman – guitars

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