After a long wait, New Delhi based extreme metal act Artillerie is finally all set to launch its debut album ‘Eradefiled’. The 9 track studio album was recorded at Grey Studios, New Delhi and has been recorded, mixed and produced by Keshav Dhar and Anupam Roy. The album is planned to be officially launched on the 7th of November, 2010.
‘Eradefiled’ will be released independently by the band. It will be available both as a free download on their official website, and as a hard copy on their official webstore for all those who’d wish to own one. The band’s new website is currently being worked on, and will be unveiled soon.
“We just got frustrated with the growing lack of interest from potential sponsors. We thought to ourselves that we have some great material with us and it should reach out to people regardless of whether we get any support or not. We therefore decided to go ahead with the launch independently. We know it’s going to be challenging, but we are going to see this through.” says Noble Luke, vocalist of the band.
In terms of sound and songwriting, this album promises to be a considerable leap forward from the band’s previous EP ‘New Offensive’, which had been released by RSJ Records earlier.
“This album is very different from whatever we have done before. We have really pushed ourselves to be more innovative in terms of our songwriting, sound, concept and even art work. For example, we published a short story on the album concept called ‘The Story of Cerenia’ on our blog. This is something we would have probably never thought of doing before. We are looking forward to seeing the results of all these efforts, and taking notes for the future”, commented Alvin Jose, guitarist of the band.
In support of the album, Artillerie is currently working on a pan-India tour plan. “We are looking at playing in all the major cities in the scene, like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and probably one city in the North East like Guwahati or Shillong. At the moment, we are on a constant look out for interested parties in these areas to work with. We are already speaking to a few people. Let’s see how it goes” said Raul Belgard, guitarist of the band.
The band has already been scheduled to play at IIT Roorkee, New Delhi, and Hyderabad.