Hey, folks. Here’s some interesting Monday afternoon reading for you — there have been some new developments in the world of Belgian melodic black metal band Saille, which I will gladly share with you now.
First and foremost, the band announced that they’ve been working in Aartrijke (Belgium)’s Shumcot Studios, alongside producer Reinier Schenk, recording their second album — the follow-up to 2011’s Irreversible Decay.
Keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen commented,
When creating our new album, I did research on and was inspired by several ancient destruction rituals. The new songs are therefore darker, faster, more aggressive and create a feeling of unease.
The lyrics, written by frontman Dennie Grondelaers, explore the history of those death rites. With the drums being recorded a while ago, we’ve all got a “recording state of mind” and have a feeling we’re creating more than just songs. We’re looking forward to unleashing our creations on the audience, both on cd and live!
Gaerdelen also recently commented on the band’s signing with Belgian metal firm Morbid Management:
We are very excited about this cooperation. We believe that Morbid Management will give us the extra boost we need. We share the same mindset, which is of great importance to me.
Band manager Willem Van Maele (of Morbid Management) added:
Saille’s debut album blew me away in 2011, so naturally signing them is a big honor for me. I’m sure this arrangement will benefit both parties in the future.
Here is a series of studio report videos from various stages of the recording process (taken between July-September 2012):
The album, which is not yet titled, is intended for a January 2013 release, and just like its predecessor it will be out through Code666 Records.
Also following in the tradition of the band’s last album, the artwork for the new one is going to be created by Polish digital landscape artist Michal Karcz. Tom Kvålsvoll (1349, Dimmu Borgir, Keep of Kalessin) is handling the mastering duties.