Jordanian dark oriental metallers Bilocate have signed a deal with the Italian record label Code666. The band join the label as they prepare to release their third studio album ‘Summoning the Bygones’. Bilocate bassist Hani Al Abbadi commented on the deal. “Its an honor to join Code666 roster and a step forward in Bilocate’s musical career, Summoning the Bygones has the most intense and best material we’ve done so far. We are pleased to release it with a sub-label of one of the biggest musical companies in Italy – Aural Music“.
‘Summoning the Bygones’ was mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studio with producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath, Amon Amarth, Symphony X, Paradise Lost). Vocalist Ramzi Essayed explains the new album as “an old vision with a totally new arrangement, we took the tracks and rewrote many parts of their music and lyrics from scratch but kept the old spirit that everyone enjoyed in ‘Dysphoria’, the album will remind our fans of what we’ve given them before but they will surely feel the change… It has many passages and will carry you into a heavy, fast, dark oriental metal journey”.
The upcoming album includes a fully modified version of ‘Days Of Joy’ under the new name ‘Hypia’ (the songs original title when it was composed in 2003), in addition to a brand new song and a cover of ‘Dead Emotion’ by gothic metal legends Paradise Lost rearranged totally in Bilocate style, with ‘Hypia’ and the legendary 20-minute track ‘A Desire To Leave’ featuring metal icon Dan Swano as a guest vocalist.
Artwork for ‘Summoning The Bygones’ has yet to be revealed, though a Studio Diary video clip is now available to stream via YouTube and can be seen below.
The tracklisting for ‘Summoning The Bygones’ includes:
1. The Tragedy Within
2. Beyond Inner Sleep
3. A Deadly Path
5. Dead Emotion (Paradise Lost cover)
6. Hypia (Feat. Dan Swano)
7. 2nd War In Heaven
8. A Desire to Leave (Feat. Dan Swano)
ii. Surrounding Hell
iii …Of Leaving
For more information on the upcoming release visit the bands official website at Bilocate.net.