The seventh album from Norwegian/Italian metallers TRISTANIA is being mastered today at Cutting Room Studios in Sweden. The CD will be released in May via Napalm Records.

Pre-production for the effort finished in December. The album was recorded in January/February and mixed by the producer Christer André Cederberg in the latter weeks in February. The entire production has now been brought to Cutting Room Studios and chief mastering engineerBjørn Engelmann, who has previously worked with bands likeMESHUGGAHENSLAVED and WITHIN TEMPTATION.

An audio teaser for the new song “Darkest White”, to be featured onTRISTANIA‘s upcoming album, can be streamed below.

Christer André Cederberg 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.

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 said that he was eager to work with TRISTANIA for a while and was 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 said. “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.”

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

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 viaSPV. The effort was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COILTIAMATGRIP INC.).