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Friday the 20th May sees the release on San Diego’s Misanthropica Enterprises,  of ”Blackest Day”, the sophomore album from Progressive Metallers 66CRUSHER.  The nine-track album is the  follow up to the 2007 acclaimed debut ”Truth Unmasked”. The recording of ”Blackest Day” was split between the band, who recorded the guitars, vocals, bass and keys themselves, and two of Norway’s leading musicians and producers, with VULTURE INDUSTRIES and BLACK HOLE GENERATOR front man Bjornar E. Nilsen recording the drums and ENSLAVED and AUDREY HORNE’s Herbrand Larsen handling the mixing and mastering at their Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen.

Track listing for ”Blackest Day” as follows:

1 Blackest day
2 Warmonger
3 Unsaid
4 Concept of elimination
5 Recreated reality
6 Borderline
7 Shipwrecked
8 Diminished mind
9 Us beneath the sea

A band that blends Progressive elements with Thrash and classical Metal to produce a very distinctive sound, 66CRUSHER was formed in the late 1990’s by vocalist and guitarist Jarle Olsvoll and drummer Håkon Obdsaija Bergstad (ex DEVAR), in their home town of Bergen.  The arrival of Jonny Wolf on guitars and  Øystein Kummen on bass in 2001/02 allowed the band to really come into its own, and live appearances and a couple of demos followed, leading to an offer from the US label Misanthropica Enterprises for the release of ”Truth Unmasked”.  2009 saw one more change in the lineup, with the arrival of Martin Legreid to replace the departing Wolf.  Legreid, guitarist with  HELLISH OUTCAST, is considered by many to  be the godfather of the Bergen Thrash/Death Metal scene.  More information about the band can be found at http://www.66crusher.com

Below you can see the official promo video for the track “Blackest Day”.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/66crusher
Website: http://www.66crusher.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/66crusher
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/66crusher
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/66crusher
Band Contact & Booking: mail@66crusher.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

Norwegian Progressive Metallers 66CRUSHER have announced the details of their sophomore album ”Blackest Day”,  which is scheduled for release on Misanthropica Enterprises on the 20th May.   This is the second release from 66CRUSHER on the San Diego, California, based label, which had previously released the band’s much acclaimed debut album ”Truth Unmasked”.  Guitars, vocals, bass and keys on ”Blackest Day” were recorded by the band themselves, but the rest was handled at Bergen’s Conclave and Earshot Studios, by two of Norway’s leading producers and musicians.  Bjornar Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR), known for his work with HELHEIM and TAAKE, amongst others, recorded the drums, whilst the mixing was done by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED, AUDREY HORNE). Track listing for ”Blackest Day” as follows:

1  Blackest day
2  Recreated reality
3  Unsaid
4  Concept of elimination
5  Recreated reality
6  Borderline
7  Shipwrecked
8  Diminished mind
9  Us beneath the sea

Incorporating Progressive Elements combined with Classical Metal and Thrash, 66CRUSHER, whose music has been decscribed as ”brilliant, brutal and beautiful”, was formed in the late 1990’s in Bergen, Norway, by frontman and guitarist Jarle Olsvoll and former DEVAR drummer Håkon Obdsaija Bergstad.  It wasn’t until 2001-02, when  guitarist Jonny Wolf and bassplayer Øystein Kummen joined the ranks, that the band really started to take off, releasing a couple of demos and playing local dates.  In 2007 Misanthropica Enterprises signed the band and released ”Truth Unmased”, which led to more live appearances, including the national final of Wacken Metal Batttle.  In 2009 Wolf left the band and was replaced by Martin Legreid of HELLISH OUTCAST, a highly respected guitarist, who is regarded by the new generation of fans as the godfather of Bergen’s Thrash/Death Metal scene.

66CRUSHER will launch ”Blackest Day” with a show at Hulen in Bergen on the 20th May.  More information about the band can be found at http://www.66crusher.com

Below you can see the official promo video for the track “Blackest Day”.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/66crusher
Website: http://www.66crusher.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/66crusher
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/66crusher
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/66crusher
Band Contact & Booking: mail@66crusher.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com