Artificial Brain - new single & self-titled full length June 3rd

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Hey y'all,

The first single off the next album was just released this morning:



Link to press release details & text below:


Profound Lore Records today announces the eponymous third album from New York City death metal group ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, confirming the record for release June 3rd, and unveiling its cover art, track listing, preorders, and lead single, “Celestial Cyst.”

Drawing frequent comparisons to mind-altering progressive death metal acts, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has distinguished themselves from their peers through an emphasis on rich, melancholic, melodic figures, contextualizing the harmonic and emotive qualities of black metal within a more aggressive death metal framework. Dissonance is threaded through elegiac, otherworldly chordal structures; saturnine tremolo melodies float along in the high registers of the instruments; guitars and bass traverse distinct paths before locking into harmonic orbit. These elements, anchored by blast beats and bellowing guttural vocals, create a sense of contrast that has come to characterize the band’s sound over the past decade.

The group’s final recording with original vocalist Will Smith (Afterbirth), Artificial Brain is the terminal instalment in a trilogy that includes 2014’s Labyrinth Constellation and 2017’s Infrared Horizon. Smith’s lyrics on this eponymous LP take a retrospective look at the sci-fi mythology developed on the previous records, using these ideas to explore themes of isolation, madness, and the inexorability of nature. Rounding out the recording is an impressive roster of guest performers, including death metal legends Mike Browning (Nocturnus A.D.) and Luc Lemay (Gorguts) as well as long time collaborators Paulo Paguntalan (Miasmatic Necrosis) and Colin Marston (Krallice).

Artificial Brain’s guitars, bass, and vocals were tracked remotely by the members over the course of 2021, while the drums were recorded by Finn Jansen at Lava Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The album was mixed and mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York, and features artwork by Adam Burke with layout by Chimère Noire.

Artificial Brain will be released on CD, cassette, and all digital platforms on June 3rd, with the LP expected to ship by early July. Find preorders through Profound Lore RIGHT HERE

Artificial Brain Track Listing:

1. Artificial Brain
2. Glitch Cannon
3. Celestial Cyst
4. A Lofty Grave
5. Tome Of The Exiled Engineer
6. Embalmed With Magma
7. Parasite Signal
8. Cryogenic Dreamworld
9. Insects And Android Eyes
10. Last Words Of The Wobbling Sun

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN (album lineup):
Dan Gargiulo – guitar
Oleg Zalman – guitar
Jon Locastro – guitar, saxophone
Samuel Smith – bass, synthesizer
Keith Abrami – drums
Will Smith – vocals
 

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Already preordered the vinyl.
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Comes out on my birthday! Haven't gotten to listen to the single yet but hyped to hear what you're up to now days Oleg.
 

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:) Thanks for sharing, dude!

Got a friend of mine to help me with that one, all credit goes to him for the editing & videography. Colton's got some of the best looking (and sounding) multi-cam videos I've seen:

 

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You guys really knocked it out the park with this one. Are you going to print tabbooks for this album too?
 

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Just got through my first full listen on my way to work this morning. God damn this shit is killer, front to back. I’m looking forward to the commute home now 🙂
 

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Just got through my first full listen on my way to work this morning. God damn this shit is killer, front to back. I’m looking forward to the commute home now 🙂
Cheers man, thanks for the kind words!
 

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New find for me. Listened two tracks from the album just now and was surprised to find a thread here at ss.org. I must say it sounds very promising. Not a fan of guttural vocal style usually, but here they somehow work - like OP said, contrast! Can't wait for tommorrow when I have the opportunity to listen the whole thing.
 


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