"The Contaminated Void" artwork and details revealed
Finally we can give you a little taste of the good stuff that Orion Landau at Relapse has done for us, although these small previews hardly presents the artwork in all it's glory.
Some explaination is needed... The CD package is a combination of a normal paper booklet and clear vellum with white ink. The white stuff you see on the left image is actually white ink on clear vellum. Lift the vellum and a full color collage reveals itself. The booklet has a total of six silhouettes/collages who work together in virtually many layers. It's a really cool idea and very well executed. As Joel said when we first was presented the idea: "Orion has really grasped the concept of 'The Contaminated Void'".
This idea was not possible to "translate" to the LP artwork which led to another interesting solution. The LP will come in a gatefold sleeve with reworked and additional artwork. Very, very nice.
Sweden's Coldworker storms out of the gates with it's debut The Contaminated Void. Conceived and created by Anders Jakobson (of the legendary Nasum) and his hand-picked selection of burgeoning metal players, Coldworker's razor-sharp attack is destined to send shockwaves through the international extreme scene. The Contaminated Void's fourteen tracks swarm with equal parts crushing riffs, blazing speed, and menacing vocal onslaughts. Outrageously agile guitars balance melodic leads with relentless aggression. From start to finish, The Contaminated Void burns with a ferocity and intensity rarely seen in any genre of metal. Simply stated, Coldworker and The Contaminated Void is among the finest Scandinavian metal this side of the 21st century.
Europe/Japan: November 6, 2006
US: January 23, 2007
LP will very likely be available to the European release. Preorders are avilable at Relapse.com.