NEAERA's importance within the extreme metal scene is undisputed and “Forging the Ecplipes” is the living proof why! With a perfect sound and the best vocal job in their career this record is a true highlight of the year! It offers brutal, epic songs with more depth, dynamics and melodies than ever before.
Shortly after finishing the record cycle for “Omnicide: Creation Unleashed” the guys started the recording session for their 5th Album. ‚Forging The Eclipse‘ was produced by Alexander Dietz, NEAERA’s man of trust, with German producing legend Andy Classen (LEGION OF THE DAMNED,etc.) handling the drums in his Stage One Studio. The mix was done by Tue Madsen in his Antfarm Studio (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, KATAKLYSM, BORN FROM PAIN, etc.).
Their band history reads like a fairytale: Less than a year after the band's inception the critically-acclaimed debut “The Rising Tide Of Oblivion” – which scored a perfect 7 out of 7 in the German edition of Metal Hammer – was in the shops, and their follow-up “Let The Tempest Come”, repeated the perfect rating in Metal Hammer and hit the scene like a bomb. Their fanbase grew by the day, their gigs on tours (AS I LAY DYING, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, CALIBAN or KATAKLYSM) and festivals (With Full Force, Pressure Fest, Summer Breeze, Wacken, etc.) became more and more explosive.
This upward trend culminated in album number three, “Armamentarium”, reaching position number 65 in the official German album charts, even beating established acts like AS I LAY DYING in the Amazon pre-sales charts in August 2007. Headlining tours and more festival shows in front of absolutely insane fans followed.
Album number four, “Omnicide – Creation Unleashed” was produced by legendary Zeuss (HATEBREED, KINGDOM OF SORROW, TERROR, etc.), and was blessed with more destructive, epic compositions and even reached number 51 in the official German album charts!
The band has become a tight unit that effortlessly combines sheer brutality with the characteristic melodies of Swedish death metal. And this ability, which has now been perfected to the maximum, has gained the band the status of leaders within the scene, only eight years after their formation.
“Forging the Eclipse” – the most important release this year from the German extreme metal scene! NEAERA – leaders of a new generation of fans and bands!