Wovenhand is releasing their seventh album "Refractory Obdurate" on April 25th 2014. On the three lastest albums "Ten Stones", "The Threshingfloor" and "The Laughing Stalk" Wovenhand have moved away from their introvert and enigmatic sound towards a much harder style. According to prior information on the Internet "Refractory Obdurate" is their hardest album (so far, that is). After pre-listening to the songs "The Refractory", "Field of Hedon" and "Hiss" I'm inclined to agree in the assessment. I prefer their introvert and enigmatic style, but it's still Wovenhand to me (and of course I will buy their album). The current lineup features David Eugene Edwards (vocals, guitar and banjo), Ordy Garrison (drums), Chuck French (guitar) and Neil Keener (bass). Wovenhand will follow up the release of the album with a month of touring between May 15th to June 13th 2014 in Europe (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Sweden). Actually, the tour ends in Stockholm at Debaser Medis.