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Anata Release Clips From New Album
August 10, 2008
Swedish death metal masters Anata, who are currently in the studio recording, have released exclusive rough-mix clips from their upcoming new album. Check out these exclusive excerpts from the brand new track, "Greed Conquers All" at www.myspace.com/anata

Following on from 2006's 'The Conductor's Departure', Anata's as-yet-untitled fifth full-length album is being recorded in two locations. The drums are being recorded at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost) in Orebro, Sweden, while the band have chosen to record the guitars, bass and vocals themselves with their own equipment. The album is due to be released later this year by Earache Records.

Anata have revealed a tentative track listing for the upcoming new album, in no particular order:

Lanterns Shine Black
Acts Of God
The Darkest Of Souls
The Part Of Me That Had To Die
A Welcome Change Of Pain
Machinery
Exploited And Left To Die
Greed Conquers All


Read a studio report from Anata at this location.

Check back for more Anata news and studio updates at www.myspace.com/anata.
 
 
 
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Anata Checks In From The Studio
July 2, 2008
Swedish death metallers Anata, who are currently recording their as-yet untitled upcoming new album, have decided to do things differently this time around. In vocalist/guitarist Fredrik Schalin's words, "Why waste money in the studio, let's buy their equipment instead!"

Schalin and bassist Henrik Drake reveal details of the recording method, some of the band's new bass and guitar gear and info about a new song in their new studio report.

Fredrik Schalin comments: "On the previous album, we chose to record only clean, lined guitar tracks. We did this in order to make up the final sound later, in a process called re-amping. Although the sound may have ended up a bit too mellow on that album, the recording technique is ingenious. And since we always throw the studio guys out anyway (and do all the tracking ourselves), we thought this time we should instead set up a temporary recording unit at my place. So we bought the Motu 2408 sound card we had previously used in Studiomega, set some computers and pre-amps up and started recording."

You can read the full report at this location.

Brand new photos, along with previously posted shots from the studio can be found at this location. And you can check out drummer Conny Petterson's studio drum diary here.

Following on from 2006's 'The Conductor's Departure', Anata's as-yet-untitled fifth full-length album is being recorded in two locations, with the drums being recorded at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost) in Orebro, Sweden, while the guitars, bass and vocals will all be recorded by the band themselves with their own equipment.

Anata have revealed a tentative track listing for the follow-up to 2006's 'The Conductor's Departure', in no particular order:

Lanterns Shine Black
Acts Of God
The Darkest Of Souls
The Part Of Me That Had To Die
A Welcome Change Of Pain
Machinery
Exploited And Left To Die
Greed Conquers All


For more information and studio updates from Anata, head on over to www.myspace.com/anata.
 
 
 
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Anata Issues Recording Update
May 21, 2008
Swedish death metal masters Anata have posted an update from the studio on the recording process of their upcoming new album.

Anata drummer Conny Pettersson gives the final update regarding the recording of the drums in his studio diary:

"This was the final recording day. We started by changing the snare head and Jens tuned all the drums into perfection as every other day. I had two tracks left to do. I started with "Greed Conquers All", the first track written for this album. It's a fast killer track and also one of my favourites. It has a small part sometime after its first guitar solo, where the drums and guitars go a little crazy. We did several takes for this part and both Fredrik and I thought it sounded as it should.

Jens still wanted me to play more and more and Fredrik said: "I think Conny have done 5 or 6 perfect takes now in a row, I can't hear what is wrong." But Jens is not satisfied with everything only being in time; he also wants the drums to sound right in a way we couldn't understand. Fredrik went nervous and walked out of the control room. And I struggled some more and suddenly Jens was happy. We have always believed that we were the worst perfectionists possible, and people would tell us; "No one will hear the difference anyway." But now it was the other way around."

Read Conny's entire studio drum diary at this location. You can also check out pictures from the studio at the following location.

Following on from 2006's 'The Conductor's Departure', Anata's as-yet-untitled fifth full-length album is being recorded in two locations, with the drums being recorded at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost) in Orebro, Sweden, while the guitars, bass and vocals will all be recorded by the band themselves with their own equipment.

Anata have also revealed a tentative track listing for the upcoming album, in no particular order:

Lanterns Shine Black
Acts Of God

The Darkest Of Souls
The Part Of Me That Had To Die
A Welcome Change Of Pain
Machinery
Exploited And Left To Die
Greed Conquers All


For more studio updates and Anata news and info, stay tuned to the band's Myspace page at www.myspace.com/anata.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1993
HOME TOWN: Varberg, Sweden
MEMBERS:
Conny Pettersson - Drums
Henrik Drake - Bass
Fredrik Schalin - Guitar/Vocals
Andreas Allenmark - Guitar/Vocals

But in the beginning� Formed in Varberg, Sweden in 1993 by Robert Petersson (drums), Fredrik Sch�lin (lead guitar, vocals), Mattias Svensson (guitar) and Martin Sj�strand (bass), Anata's penchant for penning unrelenting death metal with a razor-sharp sense of melody has always been an inherent trait in their songwriting. As the band grew as musicians and songwriters, the music shifted into a darker, more death metal direction. Performing live with Dissection, Lake Of Tears and Beseech, Anata also proved to be an intense live outfit. It was in this arena that the band honed their skills equivalent to that of their more experienced countrymen.The demo yearsAnata's first demo, "Bury Forever the Garden of Lie", was recorded in June 1995. The recording was met with overwhelming success from the European press, and furthered the band�s visibility in the worldwide market. Yet, even with an acclaimed demo behind them and increasing interest from press and labels, guitarist Mattias Svensson and bassist Martin Sj�strand left the band in 1996. In the same year, Anata found a new bassist in Henrik Drake. Ready for battle once again, Anata recorded their second demo, "Vast Lands of My Infernal Dominion" in 1997. The demo signaled a continued drive to venture faster into the depths of death metal, using the blueprint drawn and re-drawn by their American counterparts as a guide. By year�s end, the band found Andreas Allenmark to fill in as second guitarist."THE INFERNAL DEPTHS OF HATRED" (CD -98) The quality of "Vast Lands of My Infernal Dominion" landed in the hands of French label Season Of Mist, and only a year later Anata was in the studio recording their debut album. Titled "The Infernal Depths of Hatred", the album featured four songs from their second demo as well as four new tracks. Tracks like "Released When You�re Dead" and "Aim Not at the Kingdom High" ushered a move into thicker, bottom-heavy death metal while "Slain Upon His Altar" and "Dethrone the Hypocrites" maintained the band�s yearning for harmonic structure. As evidence of the album�s greatness, French magazine, Metallian, voted "Infernal Depths of Hatred", "Album Of The Month"."DREAMS OF DEATH AND DISMAY" (CD 2001) The mounting praise from fans and critics alike didn�t stop Anata. Never one to rest on their laurels, Anata started writing for a second full-length. "Dreams of Death and Dismay" harnesses Anata's punishing songwriting abilities into 10 explosive songs of uncompromising, punch-you-in-the-throat aggressive death metal. Anata's fierce, all-over-the-fretboard riffing, however, never compromised the band's superb melodic sense. The seamless combination of musical elements and culmination of many years of experience shows that Dreams of Death and Dismay isn�t merely a death metal album with fantastic melodic purport, it�s an album that shows where the genre has been and where it�s headed. Anata is the future of intense, intricate metal. In April 2001 drummer Robert Petersson left Anata and was replaced by Conny Pettersson, and the new line up signed to Wicked World in August 2002.