Additional album info:
Produced and mixed by Yuma van Eekelen (Exivious, ex-Pestilence) en Bart Hennephof (Textures) at Final
Focus Studio, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Soilwork, Katatonia), Sweden
Guest performances by Niels Adams (Prostitute Disfigurement) and Robin Zielhorst (Exivious, ex-Cynic)
Artwork by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity) , Cabin Fever Media, Sweden
Exclusive photoshoot for the album by Dennis Wassenburg
With “Procreating The Undivine” we wanted to raise the standard on all possible levels.
Concerning compositions and songstructures we all shared the same point of view: technical
yet organized, a challenge for the listener and all with a unique identity.
By means of lyrics and lyrical theme, it became clear pretty quickly that this album was going
to cover one single concept; The neverending acts of violence conceived by mankind.
“Every song is written from the perspective of a single person who is completely posessed by
what he or she considers to be a godgiven task. It is their sacred duty that will lift humanity to
the next stage of perfection.
A convinction beyond the absurd that the World is given a favour, while it is nothing more than
an excuse. An excuse to simply give in to their sick urges as they actually prey and feed on
those who are weakest, or simply on those at the wrong place at the wrong time. Resulting in
global infestation, caused by the ever growing infinite veins of malice.”
It was important for us to have this vision translated directly into the overall artwork. For the
albumcover we approached Niklas Sundin from Dark Tranquility, famous for his obscure and
Niklas explains “It’s a pretty unsettling image with lots of debris and movement indicating that
something massive and disturbing is taking place. This can be juxtaposed with the large man-
structure still being assembled. It is the symbolic connection to the concept; man’s inner
workings resulting in a larger scale catastrophe.”
As for the production, we definitely aimed for the highest possible quality; all aspects of the
music needed to be supported. The combination of Final Focus Studio and Fascination Street
Studios proved to be spot on. While Bart Hennephof (Textures) did a magnificent job on all
recordings, Yuma van Eekelen (Ex-pestilence) likewise excelled in mixing the album. Thanks to
the skillfull hands of Jens Bogren this album really gained greater depth and came to life.
Last but not least, with Robin Zielhorst (ex-Cynic, Exivious) on fretless bass we were able to
add a lot of atmosphere and warmth to the songs. With the contribution of Niels Adams
(Centurian, Prostitute Disfigurement) on the longest track of the album, this song also
obtained a brutal extra dimension.
“Procreating the Undivine”
The sanguine providers of your every death metal requirement 2013 are:
Guitars: Michiel Oskam
Drums: Yuma van Eekelen
Guitars: Tom Adams
Vocals: Bart Schoorl
'Insanity knows no boundaries'