THE SINS OF THY BELOVED members Stig Johansen and Anders Thue have teamed up with MIDNATTSOL vocalist Carmen Elise Espenaes to form a new band called SAVN. Their debut album will be released later this year via CDR Records out of Norway. Check out an audio preview below:
The band have posted a photo gallery from the recording sessions for their self-titled debut album on their official website, found here
Carmen recently issued the following update: "The complete artwork of our debut album is now finished thanx to the amazing designer Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove)! Here is one of his works: the cover! Hope you like it as much as we do!
One of the things that was very important to us, was that most of the cover should be real and based on a real photo. To get this idea into life, we have actually been working on the cover since last spring."
Song titles on the debut include (in no particular order):
'The Demons In Me'
'Now Or Never'
'All I Want'
'I Am Free'
In a recent interview with BraveWords scribe Carl Begai, Carmen confirmed that her sister Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES) will make a guest appearance on one track for the album.
Liv offered her take on the Savn debut:
"If you like the old THEATRE OF TRAGEDY you'll like Savn. It's very down to earth gothic rock / metal. Stig was in The Sins Of Thy Beloved and there are things he really loves about that period of bands like SIRENIA, Theatre Of Tragedy and TRISTANIA. He's always been influenced by these bands and what he put together with Savn is like a dream come true for him. It's his baby."
"I love the album. It's not a complicated piece of art, it's quite simple, but the way Stig did it with Carmen, Anders and the others is excellent."
Stay tuned for updates via the band's official Facebook page