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GALAR - Forthcoming Album Update And Studio Video

After signing a record deal with Dark Essence Records, Norwegian black/folk metallers Galar entered the Bergen's Conclave and Earshot Studios with producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Vulture Industries, Black Hole Generator) and are working on the bands third full-lenght studio album which will be titled De Gjenlevende (The Bereaved), set for release in early 2014. Drummer Phobos (Aeternus, Gravdal, Malsain) has now finished laying down the drum tracks and the band will take a short break from the studio until October. This forthcoming album will be a follow up to 2010's Til Alle Heimsens Endar and the line up on the album will once again include Galar's two core members of M. Kristiansen on screams, guitars and bass and A. B. Lauritzen on clean vocals, bassoon and grand piano, with Phobos on drums. They will be joined by a series of session musicians that include both a string quintet and a horn quartet in keeping with the epic material the band has produced for the album both musically and lyrically. Consisting of six tracks, one of which will be an instrumental, De Gjenlevende is a concept album and, according to Galar, the songs will be longer, and more epic than previously. Written entirely in Norwegian, De Gjenlevende will come with an explanatory booklet.
Bands lyricist Jorge Scholz recently explained the concept behind the album: "Its five contemplative texts tell of the utter dreadfulness that haunts both the human mind and body when the season of winter holds every living thing in its grasp. Winter is the time of utter gloom, enfeeblement and inescapable death, which challenges mankind, beasts and plants equally. Yet, as long as there is life, there is hope, and eventually a new era of the Sun will bring to an end the seemingly eternal darkness of winter. With the arrival of spring hope and life will flourish once more. It is a portrayal of this cyclical process of transformation that is as old as the history of mankind itself." A video from the drum sessions can be seen below. Link