American dark metal pioneers Novembers Doom have commenced recording of their 8th full length studio album, entitled Aphotic. The album is set to be released on The End Records in Spring 2011. Aphotic is being recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with longtime Novembers Doom collaborators Chris Wisco at the controls and Dan Swano mixing.
Frontman Paul Kuhr said, "We plan to capture something new from the band. This recording builds upon the foundations the band has laid over the years, but we are taking it into a new direction. We plan to redefine where we stand in our current genre. The darkness is coming, and we can't wait until you're able to hear it.”
Throughout the recording process, Novembers Doom will be uploading videos and studio reports to the band's official YouTube channel. Clips of new material as well as band member updates will be available.
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of The Knowing, The End Records is re-issuing this long out of print album, one of the most sought after in the Novembers Doom catalog. The 2-disc set will include a completely re-mixed and re-mastered version of The Knowing, featuring new versions of "In Faith" and "Silent Tomorrow," to be available as originally intended. The set will also include the original 2000 pressing, unaltered. An expanded 24 page booklet accompanies this reissue with original photography by Tony Myles of Cage XXI.
Kuhr explains, "Being able to revisit these recordings in a studio setting also allowed us to fix a few mistakes which have stood out in our ears for 10 years. We realize many people are fond of the original recording and hate when bands ‘fix' old material, so for the fans of the original, we're including the original release as a bonus disc. "