Long Island’s sci-fi death metal dealers ARTIFICIAL BRAIN issue their new single “Static Shattering” through an exclusive premiere at Toilet Ov Hell, as the record nears release through Profound Lore Records next week.
Produced by Colin Marson (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves, Infrared Horizon sees ARTIFICIAL BRAIN traveling towards a sonic realm where the music has become more brutal and dissonant, technical, atmospheric, and just overall more otherworldly. Lyrical themes delve into concepts within a dystopian future in which robots and cyborgs have outlived human beings and who believe themselves to be not of creation of the long extinct humans but a more perfect evolution of them. These themes are portrayed in the appropriate cover art crafted by Adam Burke. With Infrared Horizon, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has created an album far 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.
Toilet Ov Hell backs the potency of Infrared Horizon, issuing with their new track premiere, “‘Static Shattering’ is the kind of track with staying power, that rare hybrid of technical proficiency and catchy songwriting that makes you want to keep digging beneath the rusted metal carapace while you stab repeat over and over again, unaware that you too are wearing your fingers to the bone in the process… Those insane fills at 3:05. That solo at 1:25. Those stomach-turning, G-Force inducing growls at 2:10. That trem at 1:05. All delivered as devastating hooks that ensure that this song will be lodged in your brain like some sort of extraterrestrial lobotomy device.”
Experience ARTIFICAL BRAIN’s “Static Shattering” at THIS LOCATION.
Hear the previously-released “Infrared Horizon,” featuring Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Paulo Paguntalan of Copremesis, and Gath Å mÄnÃª, at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE and the track “Synthesized Instinct” HERE.
Infrared Horizon will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats through Profound Lore Records next Friday, April 21st; preorders can be placed HERE.
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has confirmed several new shows supporting the new album, including participation in Covenant Festival Montreal this weekend alongside Gorguts, as well as labelmates Dysrhythmia, Chthe’ilist, and Gevurah, among many others. Other new live actions include a Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pre-show with Die Choking and Pyrrhon alongside several other East Coast shows with Pyrrhon, and 1Fest in Ithaca in May, and more, with additional tour dates to be announced shortly.
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Live:
4/15/2017 Covenant Festival – Montreal, QC
4/21/2017 Court Tavern – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Abacinate
4/22/2017 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel pre-fest matinee w/ Pyrrhon, Die Choking
4/23/2017 Shaker’s Pub – Oakdale, NY w/ Pyrrhon
4/29/2017 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC w/ Pyrrhon
4/30/2017 The Pinch – Washington DC w/ Pyrrhon, Horrendous
5/11/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ River Black
5/14/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Pyrrhon
5/26/2017 The Haunt – Ithaca, NY @ 1Fest
6/10/2017 Mother Pug’s Saloon – Staten Island, NY w/ Grey Skies Fallen
Conceived in 2011 and featuring guitarist Dan Gargiulo (Revocation), vocalist Will Smith (Buckshot Facelift, Afterbirth), bass player Samuel Smith (Luminous Vault), guitarist Jon Locastro, and drummer Keith Abrami, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN initially dropped a demo in 2011 before issuing their Butchering Cosmic Giants EP in 2013. The band would then align themselves with Profound Lore Records and release their Labyrinth Constellation debut album in 2014 to widespread critical praise. ARTIFICIAL BRAIN would also have their music played and were even name-dropped on multiple occasions in the popular CBS television shows Elementary and Limitless.