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A two-minute video teaser for the forthcoming album from Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA — featuring audio samples of the tracks “Year of the Rat” and “The Passing” — can be viewed here.

TRISTANIA recently signed a new deal with Austria’s Napalm Records. The band’s as-yet-untitled new CD is scheduled for a summer release. Other songtitles set to appear on the album include “Vulture”, “Patriot Games”, “The Emerald Piper” and “Sirens”.

Commented the group in a statement: “We are totally enthusiastic about [our new LP], and feel that this album will appeal to those of you who have followed us through the years. True to tradition, the new album will also bring along several surprises and elements that are new in our musical universe. Five different singers will appear on the album, and we have already announced that Pete Johansen contributes with his brilliant violin playing — for the first time since ‘World of Glass’ in 2001.”

TRISTANIA last year announced the addition of guitarist Gyri Losnegård to the group’s ranks.

The band played a couple of shows last summer with guest vocalist Kjetil Nordhus (ex-GREEN CARNATION, TRAIL OF TEARS) filling in for Østen Bergøy, including last year’s Wacken Open Air festival, which was held July 30 – August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany

TRISTANIA in 2007 announced the addition of Italian singer Mariangela “Mary” Demurtas to the group’s ranks.

The band’s last album, “Illumination”, was released in January 2007 via SPV. The CD was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.).

Source: www.blabbermouth.net