SETI (The Kovenant album)

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Kovenant SETI.jpg
Studio album by The Kovenant
Released March 31, 2003
Recorded May/October 2002 at Woodhouse Studios
Genre Industrial metal, black metal
Length 67:28
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Dan Diamond
The Kovenant chronology
S.E.T.I. 4-Track Club EP
(2003)S.E.T.I. 4-Track Club EP2003

SETI is the fourth studio album by the Norwegian industrial metal band, The Kovenant, and was released in 2003 through Nuclear Blast.

Album history[edit]

With their second Norwegian Grammy, The Kovenant toured Europe and the United States to promote the album. While in the United States the band found a new member, Angel, who would play guitars with Psy Coma; he is not of the black metal scene, but is influenced by bands such as Whitesnake.

Deciding to take a break from recording music the band went their separate ways after they returned to Europe. During 2002 a remastered version of In Times Before the Light and a re-release of Nexus Polaris took place. By November 2002 the band decided to record a fourth album.

In 2003 the new album SETI was released and the band decided to do more touring than last time. However this conflicted with Von Blomberg's other projects (e.g. Mayhem) and it was decided that he would leave the band.

Prior to the release of the actual album, Nuclear Blast issued an EP, SETI Club, consisting of two songs and "club versions" of another two songs from SETI.

Soon two other members were recruited, Küth (of Ram-Zet) on drums and Brat (of Apoptygma Berzerk) on keyboards. With these new members The Kovenant again toured Europe and the USA.

Track listing[edit]

2."Planet of the Apes"04:04
3."Star by Star"04:23
4."Via Negativa"05:59
5."Stillborn Universe"05:23
6."Acid Theater"04:10
7."The Perfect End"06:50
9."Keepers of the Garden"05:49
11."Hollow Earth"05:43
12."Industrial Twilight"07:02
Total length:67:28
Bonus tracks
14."The Memory Remains" (Metallica cover)04:32
Total length:77:29


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Siggi Bemm - additional bass, recording, mixing, mastering
  • Jan Kazda - bass
  • Eileen Küpper - vocals (soprano)
  • Erik Ljunggren - programming (additional), sound design
  • Markus Staiger - executive producer
  • Joachim Luetke - cover concept, design
  • Espen Tollefsen - photography
  • Dennis Koehne - engineering assistant
  • Dan Diamond - producer, mixing

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