Norwegian/Italian metallers TRISTANIA have posted an audio teaser for the new song “Darkest White”, to be featured on the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, due for release in May via Napalm Records. Listen to the sample in the YouTube clip below.

TRISTANIA‘s new CD is being produced by Christer André Cederberg, who started his metal career with Norwegian avant garde extreme metal band IN THE WOODS… in the late 1990s, and has been involved in numerous bands and projects, including his own solo project STILLE OPPRØR and internationally acclaimed ANIMAL ALPHA.

Says TRISTANIA singer Kjetil Nordhus: “This was agreed a while ago, and we started the working together already at the pre-production stage.

“We already know this will be fruitful and we’re extremely eager to show people the finished article. It feels good to share this piece of news with our fans.”

TRISTANIA fans may be familiar with Cederberg‘s work through his most recent collaboration with ANATHEMA on their award-winning album “Weather Systems” (2012).

Christer André says that he’s been eager to work with TRISTANIA for a while and is excited about getting involved in the band’s latest recording.

“There is a huge amount of talent within each and every band member, and a number of possible variations to work on, not least vocally, which makes this a great challenge for me as a producer,” he says. “My aim for the forthcoming album is to dig out the potential, make a heavier album than the previous one, more organic, detailed and refined, but also dirtier and more extreme. TRISTANIA is a band that manage to do all this live, and we will be working together to recreate that energy and quality also on record.”

The first part of the recording sessions (drums) for the new TRISTANIA album took place at Tanken Studio in Oslo with engineer Fredrik Wallumrød.

TRISTANIA‘s sixth album, “Rubicon”, was released in August 2010 via Napalm.

TRISTANIA in 2007 announced the addition of Italian singer Mariangela “Mary” Demurtas to the group’s ranks. Guitarist Gyri Losnegård was added to the lineup in 2008.

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