According to a published report by The Obelisk, Prog Rock giants Elder has commenced recording their new album, the fifth full-length in their career, due for release in 2020. The band also announced their new drummer Georg Edert, replacing founding member Matt Couto. Edert is familiar with the band already since he sits behind the drum kit for Elder side project Gold and Silver. The new album will be the follow up to the widely acclaimed album Reflections of a Floating World (Stickman Records/Armageddon). The band has already been announced for Hellfest 2020, with many more tour dates and festivals likely to be announced soon.
The band comments on the addition of Georg:
“Georg is a friend of ours from years back – met while playing on tour in Europe – and in the past year he’s been playing together with Nick and Mike to revive their old project Gold & Silver (also planning more music next year!). His drumming approach is informed by a host of styles new to the band, providing fresh and exciting impulses into our creative process while finishing work on album 5. We look forward to introducing our listeners to the new lineup at our shows in 2020!
“On that note, we are happy to announce that we will be headed off to the studio next week to begin recording said album 5. Without revealing too much, it’s easily the most ambitious musical journey we’ve ever conceived, and the writing process has been long, tedious, and ultimately rewarding. The cycle begins anew! – and we’re ready to get cracking on the recording sessions.”
Oh, and the band has been announced for Hellfest 2020 as well, with more festival announcements sure to follow.
Nicholas DiSalvo: guitar/vocals
Jack Donovan: bass
Mike Risberg: keys/guitar
Georg Edert: drums