Bay Area progressive black/death/traditional metal alchemists CORMORANT are preparing to enter Trakworx Studio in South San Francisco to record the follow-up to 2011’s Dwellings.
Recording, mixing and mastering will once again be handled by Justin Weis (AGALLOCH, SLOUGH FEG, HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE) and is scheduled to begin in September. The band's third LP will further explore the black metal and doom influences found on Dwellings and will also mark the first appearance of new bassist/vocalist Marcus Luscombe (VENGINCE, ex-CLOAKWHEEL), who has joined the fold upon the amicable departure of bassist/vocalist Arthur von Nagel. A late 2013/early 2014 release is expected, with more details to follow soon.
Says the band in a collective statement, "We're excited to have Marcus Luscombe join Cormorant for our next album. Marcus is a Bay Area native who has been active in the metal scene since 1999 as lead guitarist, songwriter and backing vocalist for Vengince (Ivory Tower/Cargo Records) and lead singer, lyricist and guitarist for Cloakwheel (Nightmare Records). We're very impressed by his creativity and musicianship, and we look forward to utilizing his talents on the upcoming record and beyond.”
As a thank-you to their longtime fans and introduction to new ones, Cormorant's entire discography (including Dwellings) is currently streaming on their Bandcamp page at this location
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