San Francisco's progressive black metal act CORMORANT are getting ready to record their yet-to-be-titled full-length album this January with Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Primordial, Sleep, Melvins) at Sharkbite Studios.
The band's progressive death metal approach on their debut Ep 'The Last Tree' (released December 2007) has now evolved into new black metal territory for the full-length.
Combining AGALLOCH's folk-tinged atmosphere, ENSLAVED's avant-garde black metal explorations, and a dose of SLOUGH FEG / IRON MAIDEN traditional heavy metal, the new compositions will appeal to fans of all forms of progressive, story-driven music while still delivering ample headbanging and horn-raising to metal purists. While Cormorant's formation was an accidental meeting of opposites, their music emerges as more than the sum of its parts.
The band plans to release the album in the second quarter of 2009. The band, who is currently independent, plan on shopping the album to labels.