Avant-metal duo UNTIL THE SKY DIES offers “VII” – the seventh track on the band’s dystopian concept album, The Year Zero Blueprint – through an exclusive premiere at Svbterranean, as the LP nears release through Cimmerian Shade Recordings.
The debut from UNTIL THE SKY DIES, The Year Zero Blueprint consists of expansive and diverse songs named only by sequential Roman Numerals. The tracks brim with bold audio exploration, with many elements of a wide range of genres converging seamlessly into a dystopian concept documenting mankind’s rebuilding of society after an impending collapse. The Year Zero Blueprint was recorded and engineered by Ryan Michalski at RPM Studios in Tampa Florida, and mastered by J. Stillings (Steel Hook Prostheses, Metaconqueror, Pharoid, Vermin) at Steel Hook Audio Mastering.
Notes founder Clint Listing of the song, “This is the darkest and most aggressive track on album concluding in the epic battle of our story.”
Svbterranean offers with their debut of the track, “UNTIL THE SKY DIES is an interesting project that draws influence from doom metal, post-hardcore and the avant-garde scenes and possesses its own odd and unique sonic character, which is self-evident in the group’s forthcoming debut… the new track delivers lengthy, cacophonous doom crawls that spiral into unpredictable angular flourishes and groove-laden interludes that seem to parody rock instrumentation on the drop of a dime.”
Hear “VII” from UNTIL THE SKY DIES at Svbterranean RIGHT HERE.
UNTIL THE SKY DIES’ The Year Zero Blueprint will be issued on CD, LP (limited to 300 hand-numbered copies), and digital platforms on November 3rd. Stream the lead track from and find preorders for all formats at THIS LOCATION, and find physical preorders at Cimmerian Shade Recordings’ webstore, the CD HERE and LP HERE.
UNTIL THE SKY DIES is the latest project of prolific musician Clint Listing (Grizzle, Long Winters Stare, As All Die, Broken Hands For Brilliant Minds, Black Depths Grey Waves), who here supplies vocals, guitars, bass, and effects, and is joined by Ryan Michalski (Cosmic Punch) who provides all lead guitar and drums. While employing a familiar mixture of ingredients from Listing’s other projects, UNTIL THE SKY DIES stands alone when considering the forward-thinking way avant-garde metal, doom metal, post hardcore, along with industrial and electronic elements are combined to form a truly unique sound.