One of the early signings that helped put Kemado Records on the map, Danava returned with the long-awaited Hemisphere of Shadows in 2011, their first new album in three years. Danava vocalist/guitarist/synth man Gregory Meleney described Hemisphere of Shadows as a guitar-driven beast that captures the real vibe of the band better than any other record.
"This album is less Michael Moorcock and more Michael Schenker. On UnonoU we had all these long songs that we could never pull off live and weren't originally written to end up on just one record," he notes. "Adding Andrew Forgash as a second guitarist has also shifted our focus toward the guitars. This album is more so a live record. We translate best live and Hemisphere of Shadows is closer than we've ever been to capturing it."
Hemisphere of Shadows was produced and mixed by Meleney and Morgan Mitchell at Orange Room in the band's home of Portland, Oregon. The cover art shows a detail from The Coronation Of the Virgin by medieval French painter Enguerrand Quarton.