label partner, InsideOut Music. The group is currently writing and demoing material for a new album, tentatively due in early 2013.
Originally founded in 1989 and with seven studio albums under their belts, ENCHANT's last official release was the "Live At Last" 2CD/2DVD set, which came out in 2004.
"It's been way too long!" says Douglas A. Ott, main songwriter and guitarist of ENCHANT. "We had to take time off from ENCHANT because a lot was going on in all of our lives. Divorces, marriages,
kids, separations... finally the band is stable again and ready to get
going on the new album!"
Ott adds, "Everyone is really
excited and looking forward to the process again. I'm currently doing
preproduction and putting together demos of the new material and very
shortly I'll start recording the real tracks. We're taking our time and
really focusing on the writing and arranging of this new material."
Thomas Waber, founder and label manager of InsideOut Music, comments on the return of ENCHANT: "InsideOut Music as a label has a long history with ENCHANT and I am very happy that they are making a new album right now.
Hopefully we can add many more fond memories to the relationship! It's
great to have them back!"
ENCHANT vocalist Ted Leonard (SPOCK'S BEARD, THOUGHT CHAMBER) recently made an appearance on on AFFECTOR's debut album, "Harmagedon", out now on InsideOut Music.
ENCHANT 2012 lineup:
Ted Leonard - Lead Vocals
Douglas Ott - Guitars And Backing Vocals
Ed Platt - Bass Guitar And Bass Pedals
Bill Jenkins - Keyboards
Sean Flanegan - Drums