Louisville-based black metal brigade ANAGNORISIS will this week unveil their intense third full-length, the conceptual Peripeteia, through an alliance of labels including Vendetta Records, Yehonala Tapes, and Like Young Records.
Noisey is now streaming Peripeteia in its sprawling entirety, offering of the album, “This is black metal at its most grand, coldly melodic and unapologetically over-the-top without stumbling into wimpy, overly symphonic territory,” continuing, “ANAGNORISIS has always felt like a band that demanded quite a lot of itself, and on Peripeteia, one gets the distinct impression that they’re finally satisfied—not enough to stop, or to slow down, but to push even harder.”
Stream ANAGNORISIS’ Peripeteia at Noisey RIGHT HERE.
ANAGNORISIS’ ambitious and reflective Peripeteia is an honest and passionate autobiography of vocalist Zachary Kerr. What started as a cathartic effort with the band’s 2013-released Beyond All Light is here finished with raw emotion, with Peripeteia serving as both the prequel (tracks 1-5) and sequel (tracks 6-8) to the critically acclaimed prior release. The new album evolves key musical themes from Beyond All Light in a skillful, operatic way. Black metal continues to be the dominant genre with guitarist and songwriter Zak Denham crafting the music and production of the record. The album is rounded out by bassist Josh Mumford and keyboardist Samuel Hartman, who also contributes alto saxophone to the record. For drums, the group tapped Černá and Boreworm drummer Cody McCoy to contribute. The themes in the album have no apparent beginning or end as the record is composed to infinitely loop, repeating the dramatic emotions we all encounter in our own lives. Peripeteia is a story thirty years in the making, told through the heart-breaking lens of audio tapes from Kerr’s childhood, spliced throughout the album.
Peripeteia will see release on LP and CD through Berlin-based Vendetta Records, on cassette through Yehonala Tapes (Europe) and Like Young Records (US). The CD, cassette, and digital versions will be issued this Friday, October 21st; the vinyl sees release November 15th. Preorders for CD, cassette, and digital are available through ANAGNORISIS right HERE, CD and digital preorders are at Vendetta HERE, and cassettes on different colors through Like Young Records HERE. Vinyl preorders go live on October 21st.
In early November, ANAGNORISIS will take the new album out on the road with The Peripeteia Tour 2016. Sponsored by Invisible Oranges, the tour sees the band hitting sixteen cities across the eastern half of the country, originating in their hometown of Louisville on November 3rd, the trek takes the band through Nashville, Knoxville, Charlotte, Richmond, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Worcester, Clementon, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and closes down in Detroit on November 18th. Direct support on all dates will be provided by Cryptic Hymn, featuring bassist Josh Mumford of ANAGNORISIS.
ANAGNORISIS – The Peripeteia Tour 2016:
11/03/2016 Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY
11/04/2016 The End – Nashville, TN
11/05/2016 The Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
11/06/2016 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
11/07/2016 McCormack’s Irish Pub – Richmond, VA
11/08/2016 The Depot – Baltimore, MD
11/09/2016 The Well – Brooklyn, NY
11/10/2016 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA
11/11/2016 Harper’s Pub – Clementon, NJ
11/12/2016 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
11/13/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
11/14/2016 The Summit – Columbus, OH
11/15/2016 Kuma’s Corner – Indianapolis, IN
11/16/2016 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/17/2016 The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI
11/18/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI