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News: DOOL release anticipated second album „Summerland“ on April 10th!

Ryanne van Dorst about the track: „It is a song about dualism. The reflection and the reflected, two sides

News: DOOL release anticipated second album „Summerland“ on April 10th!

Ryanne van Dorst about the track: „It is a song about dualism. The reflection and the reflected, two sides of the same mirror. What is left of one Self in the eye of the Other and vice versa? It is the opening track of „Summerland“ and makes a great starting point for the journey through the album’s theme.“

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hALtNhlVpCM&feature=youtu.be

Founded in 2015 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a name derived from the Dutch word for „wandering,“ dark rockers Dool embarked on an ongoing spiritual and musical journey that took them far within a short amount of time on the strength of just one album. However, hearing the sophomore Summerland, you can’t help but think its successful predecessor (ranked #13 among the „Best 100 Albums Of The New Millennium“ by German magazine Rock Hard) was just a warm-up

Summerland encapsulates the meaning behind the quintet’s monicker. Expansive and more varied on all fronts, it represents the constant evolution that goes along with the soul’s quest for ascension, resulting in a bedazzling mix of classic and post rock, Middle Eastern flourishes, psychedelia and metal. Each track displays its own identity within a loose thematic frame as summarized in the climactic title track: the struggle to find a place in this world, reaching some ultimate state mind, ecstatic pleasure and reincarnation, also inspired by Richard Matheson’s novel What Dreams May Come as a modern take on Dante’s cycles of hell.The group recorded Summerland at DAFT Studios in Malmédy, Belgium, and Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden, with Martin Ehrencrona (Tribulation, In Solitude). Mix and mastering were handled by Cult Of Luna’s drummer Magnus Lindberg in Redmount Studio Stockholm. As guests, Dool invited Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass) on Hammond organ, backing vocalist Farida Lemouchi (The Devil’s Blood) and Okoi Jones (Bölzer), who contributed spoken words to ‚The Well’s Run Dry‘.

Summerland is available as Digipak CD, 2CD hardcover book with expanded artwork and two bonus tracks, gatefold 2LP and box set.

Quelle: Prophecy Productions