Limited 180gm pressing in gatefold jacket including bonus CD edition. Includes an LP-sized booklet. 2018 release. On December 13th, 2017, the worldwide metal community mourned the passing of a truly unique voice, an extremely gifted songwriter, and above all a wonderful human being, that will be dearly missed: Warrel Dane, who died of a heart attack during the recordings of his second solo album in SA o Paulo, Brazil. Renowned for his work in Sanctuary and Nevermore as well as a solo artist, in 2014 Warrel had teamed up with Brazilian musicians Johnny Moraes (guitar), Thiago Oliveira (guitar), Fabio Carito (bass) and Marcus Dotta (drums) as his touring band and ultimately this successful collaboration led to plans for a new studio album. Recordings for Shadow Work, the follow-up to 2008's Praises to the War Machine, started in fall 2017 at Orra Meu Studio, SA o Paulo, and Travis Smith commenced to create the artwork following a concept and ideas previously discussed with Warrel. Then he passed away, left his fellow musicians, fans, friends and family as well as his label in shock putting the status of Shadow Work in limbo for a while.
Track List: 1.1 Ethereal Blessing 1.2 Madame Satan 1.3 Disconnection System 1.4 As Fast As the Others 1.5 Shadow Work 2.1 The Hanging Garden 2.2 Rain 2.3 Mother Is the Word for God 3.1 Ethereal Blessing 3.2 Madame Satan 3.3 Disconnection System 3.4 As Fast As the Others 3.5 Shadow Work 3.6 The Hanging Garden 3.7 Rain 3.8 Mother Is the Word for God