Includes digital pre-order of Infrared Horizon.
You get 2 tracks now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it's released.
shipping out on or around April 21, 2017
Pre-order of Infrared Horizon. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
With their second full-length album “Infrared Horizon”, NY-based death metal band ARTIFICIAL BRAIN have created a sophomore release more advanced than their lauded debut album “Labyrinth Constellation”. By taking their brand of singular brutal guttural yet technical and ambient sci-fi death metal to a new galaxial plateau, “Infrared Horizon” sees the sonic architecture laid down by the band go further into the beyond and infinite.
Conceived in 2011 by guitarist Dan Gargiulo (Revocation) and vocalist Will Smith (ex-Biolich), the band would be rounded out by bass player Samuel Smith (Luminous Vault), guitarist Jon Locastro, and drummer Keith Abrami. The band would align themselves with Profound Lore Records and drop their debut album “Labyrinth Constellation” in 2014 to wide praise within the circles of death metal that range from accolades from within technical, dark, guttural, and progressive death metal respectively. Along with decent touring around “Labyrinth Constellation”, the band would also have their music played and were even name dropped on multiple occasions in the popular CBS television shows Elementary and Limitless.
Once again produced by Colin Marson (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves, “Infrared Horizon” (featuring art by Adam Burke) sees ARTIFICIAL BRAIN traveling towards a sonic realm where the music has become more brutal and dissonant, technical, atmospheric, and just overall more otherworldly. Delving into the lyrics and themes of “Infrared Horizon”, themes such as dealing with the concept of a dystopian future in which robots and cyborgs have outlived human beings. Robots and Cyborgs who believe themselves to be not of creation of the long extinct humans but a more perfect evolution of them. The scenarios take place all over outer space and on unnamed planets (not necessarily Earth).
releases April 21, 2017
Produced/recorded/mixed/mastered by Colin Marston in the Thousand Caves
Artwork by Adam Burke
Gazing ahead but well knowing they’re blind
Like looking for stars that they’ll never find
Synthesized instinct establishing drive
Extending to nerves, engulfing the spine
Catatonic, they think that it’s real
A curve in the Arc, it becomes a wheel
“Minutes like seasons - a rush of air
Inducing reason - but burning a flair.”
There’s a hand that reaches through minds
Probing far and wide
And in time you will learn to receive what it finds
A process sublime
“It can’t burn on forever, it dies.
The hand, a beholder to see you through time.”
“Time? Time is a winding dial. “
Minutes, seconds going by
Glimpses, fractures, micro-sized
Connecting the panes together
The shades bleed and the cracks collide into passages
“Sweeping the forefront, it works beneath the brain.”
Track Name: Infrared Horizon
The outer frayed, frail system
Outpost in distant void
Beyond galactic seasons, glimpses of entities
Auras unknown and forgotten - buried in pieces
“Drowning in the distance of my dreams - a massive , monolithic screen.”
Scouring, searching for traces of life but there’s none to be found
Outdated programming back from when beings of flesh were around
“Goliath monitor gazes out onto the land of which it has now put between lives, where it thrives.”
“The silence would shatter your ears if you were alive.”
Shadows of cyborgs hiding (between the lines it thrives)
Were they really even there (infrared horizon)
Feel them close in as they stare (infrared horizon)
Eyes like piss-holes in the snow (infrared horizon)
Only difference is they glow (infrared horizon)