Frank and Martin are re-emerging from the studio, and they would like to
share some news and personal insights:
First of all, we would like to thank you. Though it has been pretty
quiet for a long time, you continued to keep us motivated with your
ongoing requests for the new album. Thank you for your support, it is
good to know that you did not forget about us.
We have been pretty busy with the new album. We just completed the
mixdowns for the latest song, and believe it or not: the album is done.
The new album "Speak In Storms" is finalized. The album consists of ten
songs, and we are very happy with the results.
What can we tell you about the new album? If we would have to
characterize it in a single sentence we would probably say "It has
become a Seabound album." And: The album does not contain a single song
that we were not completely satisfied with, making it difficult for us
to name any favorites.
The songs are pretty diverse, and the music ranges from atmospheric and
cool to powerful and warm. If you attended a Seabound show last year,
you have already listened to some new songs from the album.
"Contraband", "Nothing But Love" as well as the opener "For Life" will
be featured on the album. We were surprised how well the songs work
together in the context of the album and how coherent the album has
turned out to be.
The lyrics delineate a relentless and intrepid journey into a
psychological abyss. The own past turns into a threatening labyrinth,
and dealing with it becomes a dangerous undertaking. Nightmarish
scenarios, revenants and lost souls, fateful encounters, and the quest
for identity. Each song is multifaceted giving different answers, some
hopeful, some resigned, others lurking, and ruthless. The characters of
"Speak In Storms" are out for a quest, on the run, they are hunting
night and day. "Speak In Storms" is a declaration of war against
compromise and mediocrity. High stakes are on the line, storms will be
sparked. Time is running out.
Nico J. (ACRETONGUE) created the artwork of the album. The final track
list for the bonus CD is still in progress. The track list for the
regular album is HERE.
The album will be released by DEPENDENT Records in Europe and
Records in North America, most likely in February. There is a good
reason for pushing back the release date until next year, which we do
not want to keep from you: We were asked to either finalize and release
the album this year or to release it with a bonus CD as a limited
edition, with material from other artists. The limited edition would
require a release date next year. Obviously, we could not resist and
opted for the limited edition which also gave us more time to work on
details. So in a nutshell: There will be a two disc limited edition of
"Speak In Storms", and we will wait with you until February.
Stay tuned, we will post further news soon.
Martin & Frank