New Dead Can Dance album — first in 6 years — near completion, Brendan Perry says

The enigmatic Dead Can Dance — led by co-founders and mainstays Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard — have recorded a new studio album, the group’s second since reuniting in 2011 and the first to be released in six years, Perry revealed in a tweet on Saturday.

Perry tweeted: “Mastering the new Dead Can Dance album at Abbey Road tomorrow. Excited!” Not much is yet known about the new project, but the mastering process is the last stage of the recording process, during which the final mix of an album is prepared for reproduction.

 


The new album — it’s not known when it might come out — will be the follow-up to Dead Can Dance’s 2012 reunion effort Anastasis, the group’s eighth record and first in 16 years. Perry and Gerrard toured Anastasis into 2013, performing shows around the world. It’s not yet known whether Dead Can Dance will be embarking on a tour in support of the new album.

Perry recently has recorded and performed with the No Land project, the brainchild of composer and guitar player Olivier Mellano. He also was slated to perform songs off the first Dead Can Dance album with Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie at the Mythos Festival in France this past week.

For her part, Gerrard is performing in the “World of Hans Zimmer” orchestral tour — celebrating the work of the acclaimed film composer — in Europe later this month and into May.

 

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