If you missed the emails from the band, Caedmon’s Call is releasing a new album later this year, titled Raising Up the Dead. We’re not sure what Cliff will call this one when you ask: “the brown one” or “the mustard yellow one”? Time will tell, we guess.
As we indicated back last August, this is a slightly smaller Caedmon’s Call than the previous iteration. Andy O publicly stated back then that he wouldn’t be a part of it, and while we here at [caedmonscall.net] will miss him, it’s not like he’s not making music anymore. Same with Josh Moore. But our reports were a bit off with regards to the bass support: rumors of Jeff Miller’s musical demise are greatly exaggerated. Our favorite bassist/programmer even wrote a song for Raising Up the Dead. We know this because Derek told us so, although we think he said that on the Twitters, too, so that’s probably not much of a scoop anymore.
We can tell you that we really like it. If you’re wanting to hear it, you can get two of the songs up on NoiseTrade: “Sometimes a Beggar” [the aforementioned Miller-penned tune] and “She”. We would argue that these are pretty representative of the sound of the album, so if you’ve been wondering what a 2010-era Caedmon’s Call record would sound like, well, get to listening.
Pre-sales for Raising Up the Dead start on August 2. We would like to thank the band for honoring the anniversary of our rumor about the band recording together again with the pre-sale date. They love us like that.