Via First Fragment's facebook page :

"Our new album "Gloire Éternelle" will come out October 29th on 2LP/CD/Digital via Unique Leader Records and on tape via Productions TSO. Pre orders available here :

Tracklisting : 1 - Gloire Éternelle (8:41) 2 - Solus (4:35) 3 - La Veuve & Le Martyr (5:37) 4 - Pantheum (4:36) 5 - De Chair & De Haine (9:03) 6 - Sonata en Mi Mineur (5:45) 7 - Ataraxie (5:16) 8 - Soif Brûlante (6:53) 9 - In'el (18:54) 10 - Mort Éphémère (2:08)

Line-up :

David AB - Lead & backing vocals (mids, highs, yells)

Phil Tougas - Lead, rhythm & classical guitars, backing vocals (lows, highs, gurgles, yells), keyboards, effects, intros, additional percussions

Nick “Thriller” Miller - Lead & rhythm guitar

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe - Fretless lead bass

Nicholas “Le Fou” Wells - Drums. percussions & additional back vocals (yells)

Additional musicians :

Vincent Savary (Ex-First Fragment) - 2nd bass solo in In’el

David AB, Phil Tougas, Nicholas Wells & Steven Henry (Ex Neuraxis) - Warchoir

Production & artwork :

Phil Tougas - Producer, Recording/Engineering (vocals, guitars), additional editing (drums) at Stygian Studios (Longueuil)

Hugues Deslauriers - Mixing, Re-amping (Guitars, Bass) at Roarrr Sound Studios (Montreal)

Mathieu Marcotte - Mastering at Humanoise Studios (Montreal)

Chris Donaldson - Recording/engineering (drums, bass) at The Grid (Montreal)

Jonathan Mazzeo - Assistant engineering (drums, bass) at The Grid (Europe)

Pierre Tougas - Additional engineering

Andrew Allstone - Additional engineering

Marc Roy - Additional engineering

Adam Burke/Nightjar Illustration - Album cover art

Chimère Noire - Layout

Charles Benoit - Logo

All lyrics and concepts by David AB

All songs composed by Phil Tougas except : 6 by Phil Tougas / Gabriel Brault-Pilon, 7-8 by Brault-Pilon / Tougas

All arrangements by Tougas, Forest, Wells, Miller, Brault-Pi lon

Gloire Éternelle was composed between 2006-2021 & recorded between February 2020-February 2021

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