THE FACELESS: “AUTOTHEISM” ON THE WAY (ALSO, KRALLICE RELEASE DETAILS AND ART)
This morning, Sumerian Records announced that they will release the new album by The Faceless — Autotheism — on August 14. Pre-orders are now being taken at this site.
Four years have passed since the band’s last release, and yet few details about the new album’s the progress have surfaced until recently. Now that there’s finally an official release date — with less than a month to go before the album drops — I presume we’ll get a quick roll-out of promotional teasers. That roll-out began this morning with the release of the album art and a brief video. There’s no music in the video until the closing seconds, but even that will probably be enough to get the die-hard fans all slobbery.
2012 has already seen many high-quality tech-death releases, with the albums by Gorod and Spawn of Possession leading the pack (in your humble editor’s humble opinion). With four years of time for The Faceless to plan this new release, expectations for Autotheism will be high. The bar has been raised. With this long running start, we’ll find out soon whether The Faceless can jump over it.
Catch the teaser video after the jump. Also after the jump (thanks to Utmu), we’ve got the album art and release date for that new Krallice album we blogged about just yesterday.
Okay, as for Krallice, they announced today that the CD of their next album — Years Past Matter — will be released on August 25, with a vinyl edition to come forth from Gilead Media not long after. This won’t get nearly the promotional ramp-up that Autotheism is going to get, but I’ll be plenty eager for it anyway.
Here’s the cover art:
Actually, the little blurb of music at the end of the teaser isn’t from the new album it’s “The Eidolon Reality”. Strange that the promo video doesn’t have any new music though…
Oh shit, what do you know, that is a new song hah! I heard it so long ago I figured it had been released already…
Welp, you and me both. In fact we posted (negatively) about the preview of “The Eidolon Reality” in May 2011:
But I can’t tell whether you are joking or not because I haven’t gone back to listen again to that forgettable pre-prod preview.
To be honest, I need to hear a couple of songs, just to see if I’m going to buy it, cause I did not like the preview of “The Eidolon Reality” when I heard it on FB
As far as I’m aware there are 2 different pre-production versions of the songs floating around in the inter-aether.
There is fairly decent quality video of them playing it live, it sounds a whole lot better because of less singing and more screaming.
I kinda like the Krallice art. I don’t think I’d like it as much as if it was like the other album covers of theirs, but it’s cool; now what exactly is it? Is it lava or clouds of dust in space?
Looks like a photograph of corroded/melting metal to one.
Crap. Totally forgot about this The Faceless album due this year . . . The title itself feels unsettling.