Long Island-based sci-fi death metal quintet ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has debuted the title track to their impending Infrared Horizon album, which is nearing release through Profound Lore Records in late April. “Infrared Horizon,” featuring Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Paulo Paguntalan of Copremesis and Gath Å mÄnÃª, has been premiered exclusively through Metal Injection.
“‘Infrared Horizon’ is written from the perspective of something non-human, trying to define human existence,” issues ARTIFICIAL BRAIN. “This is a track that we debuted live on our tour with The Black Dahlia Murder in late 2015, so it felt appropriate to have this be the track that features guest vocals by Black Dahlia singer Trevor Strnad. This song also features Paulo Paguntalan of Copremesis and Gath Å mÄnÃª, who contributes some vocals to the outro, a piece of the record that reflects our interest in incorporating more electronic experimentation into our sound.”
Stream ARTIFICIAL BRAIN’s “Infrared Horizon” only at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.
And hear Infrared Horizon‘s second track “Synthesized Instinct” HERE.
Infrared Horizon will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats through Profound Lore Records on April 21st; preorders are posted HERE.
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has confirmed several new shows supporting the new album, including participation in Covenant Festival Montreal in April with 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, 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
5/26/2017 The Haunt – Ithaca, NY @ 1Fest
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.
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.