Swedish melodic metallers CLOUDSCAPE have issued the following update:
"It has several times been promised that release info and dates should be announced 'very soon' for [the third CLOUDSCAPE album] 'Global Drama'. 'Global Drama' will be released during 2008, but there are a few details that the band can't go public with just yet which is the reason for the delay. Everything's OK, the album is, as many of you know already, finished and all members are doing really well and rehearsing in for the coming live shows. It is the business side of things (among others) that is the reason for the delay and their labels and management are planning to do a big promotion/marketing in for the release. Everything that concerns this delay will be explained along with the announcement as soon as possible, but please be patient...the album will be released sometime between June and September, for sure. The band is very sorry for promising an early summer release, but that was their intention from the beginning. Nonetheless, this delay is based on a good cause and CLOUDSCAPE is positive that everyone will understand once you know the reason for the delay!!"
12 songs were recorded for "Global Drama", which will be "the most varied and interesting album by CLOUDSCAPE so far," according to the band. "It contains a few really hard and raw metal songs and there will also be a few more atmospheric and dynamic songs progressively spiced."
The CD was produced by Pontus Lindmark and recorded at RoastingHouse Studios in Malm, Sweden. The artwork for the album was once again handled by Mattias Norn.
CLOUDSCAPE's sophomore album, "Crimson Skies", was released in the U.S. in July 2006 via Nightmare Records. Artwork for the album was created by Mattias Norn.
CLOUDSCAPE has been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.