SUMMONING's New Record Will Feel Like Battle Music
Austria's Summoning has been dealing in atmospheric black metal since 1993 and shows no signs of slowing down. If anything, the band's productivity this decade has been more accelerated than it ever has been before! While we got a new record in 2013 (the one before that was 2006), it looks like we'll be getting another one possibly next year.
According to an interview with DarkView.be, the band has been writing a new record and is still conceptualizing things. That being said, everything is moving along! Silenius had this to say about the progress of the new album.
Everything started a year ago, when we looked through the remaining riffs from the last "Old Mornings Dawn" session. We still had some unfinished songs and a few isolated riffs remaining.
We took them and composed new music around them or took the riffs and added it to new material. At the moment we finished the recording session, but it will still take some time to finish the whole album, because we have to work out a lyrical concept and add the guitar lines to the music.
What we can say is that two songs are dealing with the "Akallabêth"; the first song refers to "Ar-pharazôn". This is a long instrumental song and will be used instead of the usual intro song that was a kind of tradition for all our albums 'till now.
The second song deals with the downfall of the "Númenor".
This is the information we have at the moment, everything else is still in process.
He added in the interview that the new album will be " less melancholy and depression feelings around, and more this epic 'onward into battle' mood." Considering the general fantasy vibes the band incorporates into its lyrics, this should be awesome! Here's hoping the next time we post about Summoning, it's a new single.