I am pleased to pass along the news that Finnish deathstars Decaying are currently in the midst of recording tracks for their third album!
After their promising debut Devastate in early 2011, and the much-acclaimed Encirclement in January 2012 (reviewed here), this young trio is wasting no time putting together the follow-up, which they’ve titled The Last Days of War.
The record is set to feature eight tracks, expected to clock in at approximately 46 minutes, and will be due for release in early 2013 through Poland’s Hellthrasher Productions.
Vocalist/guitarist Matias Nastolin says:
Musically, The Last Days of War is going to have a little more doom metal influences than Encirclement had, perhaps it’s more in the vein of our first release Devastate.
Nevertheless all of the songs mangle their way forward like a sledgehammer — really heavy, generally mid-paced and riff-oriented. Even the doomier parts won’t slow the songs down, and we think everything remains interesting from the start to finish.
The Last Days of War is an concept album, telling about some of the last events in both second and first World Wars; battles like the Invasion of Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, events on the Pacific Theatre and the horrors in the fields of Passchendaele. So the lyrical theme still remains close to what it was on Encirclement; the focus is on real subjects and history.
The Last Days of War track listing:
2. Code Name Overlord
3. The Ardennes Offensive
5. The Last Days Of War
7. El Alamein
8. The Pacific