NewsApril 4, 2022 5:54 PM ET2,731 views

Artificial Brain announce new album, debut lead single

Artificial Brain will release the self-titled album this June.

Artificial Brain

Official press release:

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, pre-orders, 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.

Stream the first single from Artificial Brain's eponymous LP, the decimating "Celestial Cyst," at this location:


Artificial Brain will be released on CD, cassette, and all digital platforms on June 3rd, with the LP expected to ship by early July.

Artificial Brain track listing:

01. Artificial Brain
02. Glitch Cannon
03. Celestial Cyst
04. A Lofty Grave
05. Tome Of The Exiled Engineer
06. Embalmed With Magma
07. Parasite Signal
08. Cryogenic Dreamworld
09. Insects And Android Eyes
10. Last Words Of The Wobbling Sun

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floorpuncher 4/4/2022 3:12:50 PM

def ordering this puppy on cassette ASAP

anonymous 4/4/2022 3:16:06 PM

And the grammy goes too... lol obviously not this band!

anonymous 4/4/2022 3:18:25 PM

They've got a split with The Transplants coming out in Prosthetic Recorda

anonymous 4/4/2022 3:23:53 PM

Who?

anonymous 4/4/2022 3:25:03 PM

Bragging about ordering a tape, what a moron! You're still a poser loser!

anonymous 4/4/2022 4:55:50 PM

For once, actually stoked Sike

anonymous 4/4/2022 4:58:06 PM

Whoa will smith was in this band?

anonymous 4/4/2022 5:33:51 PM

Not Mastodon level but pretty good.

NorthFromHere 4/4/2022 6:16:42 PM

Nice to see they actually got someone from Gorguts on this album. Consider them one of the better bands among the collection of bands who wouldn't exist without Gorguts.

anonymous 4/4/2022 7:57:16 PM

Saw them live and all I heard was solid instrumental work fronted by sh!tty pig vocals. This sounds slightly better but I just dunno man...

anonymous 4/4/2022 9:22:29 PM

Recording sounds like it was done in 1985

anonymous 4/5/2022 6:43:23 AM

be cooler if it was Gigantic Brain.

anonymous 4/5/2022 6:48:40 AM

is this the artificial brain that told everyone he wanted to listen to TOOL last week or somethin?

anonymous 4/5/2022 4:30:10 PM

This is what happens when you wear shorts and hoodies. Show some respect to society and dress like a man. Slacks mandatory.

anonymous 4/5/2022 9:43:59 PM

KEEP MY WIFE'S BRAIN OUT YOUR f*ckING MOUTH!




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