SYRACH Announces New Session Guitarist

Norwegian doom metallers SYRACH have issued the following update:

"We have just finished our first rehearsal with our session guitarist. The rehearsal went great and he already know the songs from our new album. His name is Gjeddo (or Gjermund, if you like) and he is an absolute briliant guitarist. He has a masters degree in classical guitar, and he also plays in the black metal band ENCHANTING DARKNESS. Gjeddo has played a few shows with us back in the days, and is a friend of the band. So there are no need to worry about the upcoming shows, and we hope there will be more shows announced soon."

Guitarist Reichborn (a.k.a. Noralf Venås) left SYRACH earlier in the month "due to lack of motivation."

SYRACH entered the studio on January 16 with producer Bjørnar Nilsen to begin recording its sophomore album, due later in the year via Napalm Records. The CD's artwork will be designed by Martin Kvamme, who has previously worked with FANTOMAS, Mike Patton, DARKTHRONE and lots of other artists.

Check out photos from the studio at this location (free MySpace registration may be required to view pictures).

SYRACH's debut album, "Days of Wrath", was produced by Herbrand Larsen from ENSLAVED and was released on November 2, 2007 in Europe and November 6, 2007 in North America via Napalm Records. The CD cover artwork is the painting "Christs" from MY DYING BRIDE vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe.

Check out audio samples on the band's MySpace page.

SYRACH was formed in 1993 in Kalandseidet, near Bergen, Norway — a region known to have spawned bands like IMMORTAL and BURZUM, to name a few.

SYRACH performing live in London, England - October 2008:


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