TRISTANIA Stream Title Track “Darkest White”

Monday, 22nd April 2013

Norwegian gothic metal act TRISTANIA will release their seventh studio album, Darkest White on May 31st via Napalm Records. The CD’s artwork painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SODOM) was just what the band wanted and can be seen along with the title track streaming below.

TRISTANIA have kept evolving, not just with personnel changes but with their sound. The album mixed and produced by Christer André Cederberg (ANATHEMA) features the most fragile and aggressive moments including intricate blends of doomy moods with slashing growls.

Bassist Ole Vistnes stated the following: “After the release of Rubicon in 2010, I felt that we had opened the door to our new musical landscape, but that we still had a lot of places to explore creatively. With Darkest White we have dug deeper, searched wider and reached higher to create the most musically challenging and emotionally involving album we possibly could. Like all Tristania albums, I feel this one is detached from musical rules and genre expectations, and perfectly represents the musical freedom that I so much love about Tristania. During the writing and recording of the album we worked hard to create the album we had in our minds, but we were also careful to let the songs live a life on their own. We didn’t set out to make the album technically outstanding or theoretically perfect, but we followed our hearts in all parts of the writing and production. I’m proud of Darkest White, mostly because of the uncompromising honesty and attitude that saturated everything from the songwriting and recording to the mix.”

“Darkest White” track listing:

01. Number
02. Darkest White
03. Himmelfal
04. Requiem
05. Diagnosis
06. Scarling
07. Night on Earth
08. Cathedral (limited-edition bonus track)
09. Lavender
10. Cypher
11. Arteries