Woods of Ypres Announce 'W5: Grey Skies & Electric Light'

Woods of Ypres Announce 'W5: Grey Skies & Electric Light'
Earlier this year, Ontario gloomsters Woods of Ypres saw their 2010 album Woods IV: The Green Album re-released by iconic metal imprint Earache Records, but the band will release their first proper set for the label this January.

Titled W5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, the album will drop on January 30. While a tracklisting has yet to be unveiled, the record was tracked by Siegfried Meier (Kittie) at Beach Road Studios in Goderich, ON. A press release found the band's David Gold explaining the concept behind the new album, and unsurprisingly, his outlook is a little grim.

"W5: Grey Skies & Electric Light describes where we're at now," he said. "The colours are black, white, grey, silver and electric blue. The season is winter. The location is the city, with forests inside. Times are bleak but we have things to comfort us. We pass the time. Devour life, or let it sit, but universal in desperately trying to salvage and savour the last of it."

Despite his downtrodden musings -- "we live this bleak life and modern times of grey skies and electric light. We wait. We pass the time. We listen to music," he added -- you can check out an advance mix of deceptively poppy album track "Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)," which showcases Gold's ultra low croon/croak, down below.