German melodic black metallers Dark Fortress have remastered their 2004 album Stab Wounds, which will be reissued Nov. 22 via Century Media.
In anticipation, the band has released a remastered version of "When 1000 Crypts Awake," a putrid update to a song that was blistered and rotten to begin with.
Originally released through Black Attakk Records, Stab Wounds took a darker–more anti-human–approach compared to the first few Dark Fortress releases, and the band honed a sound that would be carried forth into further albums.
There's even a sample from the German dub of M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense, which may sound dated but was hella spooky at the time.
The remastered album also features the original cover art by renowned artist Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth, King Diamond) with a few tweaks relating to the cover's typeface.
“While we are currently doing the final touches to our forthcoming new album Spectres From The Old World, we would like to remind you of the Stab Wounds reissue, which will be released in November!" says guitarist/producer V. Santura. "So listen to the remastered version of ‘When 1000 Crypts Awake,’ which is the song off Stab Wounds and still regularly a part of our live set, one of our all-time favourites!”
You can check out "When 1000 Crypts Awake" above, and listen to another track from the album below. Pre-order here.