Dystopian black metallers Lychgate sign to Debemur Morti Productions
It’s always heartening to see UK bands on an upwards trajectory, which is hopefully how Lychgate feel since signing to cult French label Debemur Morti for their forthcoming release.
Following on from 2018’s The Contagion In Nine Steps, the forthcoming EP Also Sprach Futura is said to meld “the swarming, stained-glass complexity of 20th Century classical, the phantasmagoric, intertwining riffage of progressive death metal, the heft and texture of funeral doom and the conceptual density of forward-thinking black metal into four of the most addictive, propulsive, and potent compositions the band has created to date.” In the absence of music to hear at this stage, the description is quite alluring.
Further details follow: “Thematically, Also Sprach Futura examineS nightmarish, all-too-real concepts which include transhumanism, simulacra and simulation, post-humanity, the uncanny valley, Pygmalionism and the fictional machine Golem XIV, which exceeds human intelligence. The record is a sui generis juxtaposition of the transcendental and the guttural, myth and metropolis, the weird and the eerie, fin-de-siècle aestheticism and a startling vision of a deeper, darker future indeed…”
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Esoteric’s Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios – Greg also contributes vocals to the album, which is set for release on March 13th.
Also Sprach Futura Tracklisting: 1. Incarnate 2. Progeny of the Singularity 3. Simulacrum 4. Vanity Ablaze
Lychgate is: J. C. Young “Vortigern” – guitars, organ, mellotron, vocals Greg Chandler – vocals T. J. F. Vallely – drums A. K. Webb – bass S. D. Lindsley – guitar
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