AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), entered the studio in November to begin recording its third album, "Blood Of Bacchus", for an April 2009 release.
The final track listing for the CD is as follows:
02. Last Sign Of Summer
03. Colours Of The Dark
04. Black Wings
05. Appeler Les Loups
06. Be Damned
08. Blood Of Bacchus
The album features guest appearances by Kristoffer Rygg (ULVER), Live Kostöl (PANTHEON I), Fredrik Söderlind (PUISSENCE) and the "amazing piano talent" Arne Martinussen.
The band says, "Be prepared for approximately 54 minutes of pure and honest inspiration."
AVA INFERI is preparing to hit the road as part of the Hellhounds Fest 2009 tour, also featuring TIAMAT and THE 69 EYES, which is scheduled to kick off February 10 in Hamburg, Germany.
Commented Rune Eriksen: "Heavy rehearsals and thorough preparations is what is on the agenda these days. And since the current tour does not include SCREAM SILENCE nor NOVEMBRE [both of whom were forced to cancel their participation in the trek], the stage will be lit another 15-20 minutes for us, allowing the beauty and the sincere purity of our music to blossom night after night, in city after city over three whole weeks. We are very grateful for this opportunity. Mark these written words!
"Obviously this tour is also a great chance to showcase some tunes from our new and forthcoming album, 'Blood Of Bacchus' (which should hit the shelves sometime late april if everything goes according plan) and also to build some serious interest in our band. We will hopefully perform two brand new ones on this lenghty trek, allowing you all a glimpse into the current expression of this vehicle."
AVA INFERI in 2007 released the video for the opening track of the group's second full-length album, "The Silhouette". The "A Dança das Ondas" clip was masterminded and directed by Rui Veiga who has previously worked with Robert Trujillo (METALLICA), among others.
AVA INFERI performing "A Dança das Ondas" live in Madrid, Spain - February 2008: