Next week Friday, March 10th, EVOCATION will celebrate their return to Death Metal with their stunning new longplayer ‘The Shadow Archetype’! The album is a confession to their Swedish Death Metal roots while adding bits and pieces of roaring Thrash Metal to their addictive heavy sound!
Comments EVOCATION’s Marko Palmen: “The Video for ‘Condemned to the Grave’ was shot with Greenworks Television on the 4th of February at a deserted house in the small village of Gölingstorp, Sweden. The deserted house was actually something that we found through a friend who specialized in photographing deserted buildings. According to villagers the house has been deserted for at least 30 years. It’s a beautiful house and the ageing has perhaps added the house even more character. The day of the video shoot was freezing… But it added a special eerie feeling since there is a small layer of snow in the landscape and on many of the shots with the actors you can see their breaths in the air. The end result became quite spectacular (not for the weak hearted I might add…) and we all hope you enjoy the video for ‘Condemned to the Grave’!”
“Huge thanx to Greenworks Television and all involved in the making of the video for “Condemned to the Grave”; René U Valdes (Director), Johan Falklind (Camera), Ida Johansson (Actor), Anders Olsson (Actor), Gustaf Jorde (Screenplay & Actor), Thomas Josefsson (Actor), Simon Exner (Actor), Marko Palmén (Actor), Farideh Javanbakht (Make-Up) & Maria Bexdal (Make-Up)!”
You can check out two making-of videos as well as the first two singles ‘Children Of Stone’ and ‘The Coroner’ at metalblade.com/evocation where you can also pre-order ‘The Shadow Archetype.’ The album will be released on vinyl as well as on Digi-CD (comes w/free beer underlay) and all digital outlets.
‘The Shadow Archetype’ was recorded at three different studios. Backing vocals, mixing and mastering were done at Dugout Productions. Daniel Bergstrand handled the recording of backing vocals and mixing. George Nerantzis handled the mastering. Drums were recorded at Crehate Studios together with studio engineer Oscar Nilsson. ‘The Shadow Archetype’ also features veteran drummer Per Möller Jensen (ex-The Haunted, ex-Invocator) on session drums. Per sets a new Death Metal standard on the new Evocation album with his complex and yet groovy drumming, which we know well from his time in The Haunted. Guitars, bass, and lead vocals were recorded by the band in their own studio, Acacia Avenue Recordings. “We started recording the drums in late June 2015 and did the last recordings with vocals in June 2016. So, we spent roughly a year in the studio with ‘The Shadow Archetype’. In my opinion, the production is our strongest so far. It has all the elements I want in a production; raw brutality with a distinctive punch!”
The cover and layout duties have been delegated to Xaay (Behemoth, Nile, a.o.) who delivered a great job!