Dead As Truth is the impending new full-length from ATRIARCH. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Om, Graves At Sea, Vhol) and featuring artwork by Stevie Floyd (Yob, Dark Castle), Dead As Truth sees ATRIARCH venture deeper into the blackened abyss with haunting incantations, exotic drones, and crushing aural experimentations that boldly embrace death’s cold heart. Fragments of post-punk, gothic doom, black metal, sludge, and noise complement the band’s desolate universe and further supplement their most immediate and formidable release to date. ATRIARCH prescribe the order that there is but one truth and that is death.
In advance of its release, today ATRIARCH has shared latest single, “Void,” via Invisible Oranges HERE.
Write Invisible Oranges, “Their fourth full-length, Dead As Truth, marks another new stage in ATRIARCH‘s evolution. Moodier and more atmospheric than previous releases, it shows the band delving deeper into their gothic side. On a track like ‘Void’… the band dials back harsh guitar buzz in favor of a sparser, bass-forward arrangement, no less tense for its relative lack of metallic aggression. Brimming with self-loathing, vocalist Lenny Smith’s darkly emotive, lyrical delivery ensures the song still feels almost unbearably heavy.”
Additionally, watch the official video, directed by Daniel Menche, for “Repent” as well as the album’s opening track “Inferno” below.
ATRIARCH will open for labelmates Inter Arma on a short run of West Coast dates this August with additional dates to be announced shortly.
ATRIARCH w/ Inter Arma:
8/11/2017 The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC
8/12/2017 Barboza – Seattle, WA
8/13/2017 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
8/17/2017 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
Formed in 2009 in Portland, Oregon, ATRIARCH delivers a unique brand of sonic darkness, pulling influence from classic deathrock and infusing it with their own style of heaviness. Catharsis is their strength, both on record and during their intensely memorable live performances. The band released their first album Forever The End in 2011 on Seventh Rule Recordings which was followed by a split EP with Alaric on 20 Buck Spin and their sophomore full-length Ritual Of Passing on Profound Lore in 2012. In 2014, they signed with Relapse Records and released An Unending Pathway to immense critical acclaim. Their fourth album, Dead As Truth, promises to be even more bleak, hypnotic, and explosive than anything the band has recorded to date.
“ATRIARCH teaches a lesson in how sheer force of darkness alone can be heavy.” – No Clean Singing
“…unhinged and twisted, traveling back from goth to its postpunk roots and coming out the arse end of the foulest sludge you can rub yourself in. Like an alternate history of goth, this is where that road could have led the style to if had taken a few different turns in the past three decades.” – Darkview
“…slow moving doom metal pacing and a spacious, open progression that very much feels like a slow march into hell… darkly powerful in its overbearing atmosphere.” – Treble on “Inferno”
“…a bleak, devastatingly nihilistic modern doom metal LP with occasional black metal flourishes…” – Cvlt Nation