German thrashers DEW-SCENTED have launched the pre-order of their upcoming album "Icarus" which is set to be released on July 31st.
DEW-SCENTED have also announced that there will be several guest appearances on "Icarus" including Rob Urbinati (Sacrifice) who commented stating: "Sacrifice have been honored by DEW-SCENTED in the past with a cover song ("Apocaplyse Inside" on 1999's "Ill-Natured"); now I am honored to be included on the track ‘Gleaming Like Silver.'" DEW-SCENTED vocalist Leif Jensen claims that Sacrifice "are one of the best and most underrated thrash metal bands ever" and admits that Sacrifice have had a big influence on his vocals.
No stranger to the band, Dennis Schneider (Retaliation/ Final Breath) is slated to appear on both tracks "The Fall of Man" and "Perpetuated." The band came up with the idea to have him be a part of "Icarus" from jamming with him during rehearsals. Schneider had the folllowing to say: “I've been hooked on DEW-SCENTED ever since the release of ‘Impact’ back in 2003. When they asked me to do a few guest leads on the new album, I didn't hesitate one second. I'm really happy with the way it turned out – ‘Icarus’ will rip your head off!”
Longtime friend and inspiration for DEW-SCENTED , Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity/Bloodbath), lends his deep grunts to the track "Reawakening." Swanö first met Leif on the debut Edge of Sanity tour in 1993 and again in 1996 when DEW-SCENTED toured with Edge of Sanity. Swanö went on to help DEW-SCENTED by mixing the 1998 release "Innoscent". Swanö stated: "After touring with them and mixing with them, it was about goddamned time that I also sang a nice tune with them. The interplay between my and Leif’s vocals worked out perfectly -- like a duet between Satan and the Devil!"
You can catch DEW-SCENTED live on the dates listed below, including their newly announced appearance on August 17th at the Summer Breeze Open Air festival in Germany, which will see the band play alongside Amon Amarth, Asphyx, Behemoth, Iced Earth, Napalm Death and many more.
See DEW-SCENTED live here:
7/20 - Rotenburg/Wümme, Germany - Metalsplash Festival V
7/21 - Steinbach-Langenbach, Germany - Queens Of Metal Open Air 2012
8/11 - Leewaurden, Netherlands -- Into The Grave Festival
8/12 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof *
8/13 - München, Germany – Backstage *
8/14 - Pratteln, Switzerland – Galerie *
8/15 - Essen, Germany – Turock *
8/16 - Kerkrade, Netherlands – Rock Temple *
8/17 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summer Breeze Open Air
8/18 - Hamburg, Germany – Grünspan *
* w/ Six Feet Under