For those of you who have been waiting for the new Zen Carnival album, it's been a long six years. But wait no more. The new album, entitled Bardo, has arrived. Zen Carnival has been working on Bardo on and off since 1999. A few of the songs on the new album were already written and arranged before the first album was released, but they just weren't ready for recording at the time (Solar Circles, The Gate, Shadows Speak). The rest of the songs were written between 2000 and 2002. From 2003 until the present, the band worked on perfecting the songs, a few of which went through multiple arrangement overhauls.