COGNITIVE: Garden State Death Metal Merchants Kick Off Winter Trek With Artificial Brain Tonight; Band To Support Seeker On North American Tour This February


Garden State death metal merchants COGNITIVE will kick off a ten-date US journey with tech death collective Artificial Brain tonight. The Deformity Constellation Tour will commence in North Arlington, New Jersey and run through January 22nd in Chicago Illinois. From there, the band — who recently joined forces with the Continental Concerts talent agency — will take a short break before returning to the road for a North American trek supporting Seeker that will stretch from February 12th to March 4th with additional support provided by The Grindmother and Wvrm on select dates.

“We are extremely excited and pleased to announce we are now a part of the Continental Concerts family,” comments team COGNITIVE. “We will be joining a family of artist that includes Aborted, Decrepit Birth, Defeated Sanity, Psycroptic, Rivers Of Nihil and more. With our new partnership with Continental Concerts, we will be hitting the road in February with Seeker, The Grind Mother, And Wvrm! We are excited to be touring with these three bands and traveling to some new cites and to Canada. We are stoked to have our inaugural tour with Continental Concerts coming up so quickly.”



COGNITIVE w/ Artificial Brain:
1/13/2017 Hartley’s – North Arlington, NJ
1/14/2017 Maximum Capacity – Chicopee, MA
1/15/2017 Dusk – Providence, RI
1/16/2017 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
1/17/2017 Webster Hall – New York, NY
1/18/2017 Club Risque – Philadelphia, PA
1/19/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
1/20/2017 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
1/21/2017 The End, Nashville – TN
1/22/2017 Reggies Music Joint – Chicago, IL
w/ Seeker, The Grindmother, Wvrm:
2/12/2017 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
2/13/2017 Center Stage – Lake Charles, LA
2/15/2017 926 Bar – Tallahassee, FL
2/16/2017 Kelly’s Live – Sarasota, FL
2/17/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL
2/18/2017 RainDogs – Jacksonville, FL
2/19/2017 The Estate – Columbus, GA
2/20/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/21/2017 The Radio Room – Columbia, SC
2/22/2017 The Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
2/23/2017 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
2/24/2017 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
2/25/2017 The Pinch – Washington, DC
2/26/2017 Revolution – Amityville, NY
2/28/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
3/1/2017 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
3/2/2017 Foufounes Électrique – Montreal, QC
3/3/2017 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON
3/4/2017 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

COGNITIVE will be touring in support of their pulverizing Deformity full-length released last Fall via Unique Leader. Captured at Full Force Studio by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized) and mastered at West West Side Studios by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Converge, Black Breath, Mastodon et al), and nine-track crusher includes a guest appearance by Misery Index’s Mark Kloeppel.

For various Deformity order bundles, go to THIS LOCATION. For digital purchases and to hear the record in its abrasive entirety, visit the official Unique Leader Bandcamp page RIGHT HERE.

Metal Injection hails the band’s, “perfect mix between brutal, progressive, and chaotic that all melds together into one singular form with only one goal: sheer destruction,” while Dead Rhetoric, in a recent 8/10 review of the record, writes, “No matter your preference within death metal, you should be able to find elements of COGNITIVE to your liking. Deformity revels in technical riffing that never goes too overboard, grooves and subtle melody that hold your interest, and searing aggression from start to finish. COGNITIVE is ready to make their mark upon death metal.” Decibel Magazine commends COGNITIVE‘s, “deftness in marrying technicality, brutality, and the power of bumpy grooves.” HeavymuiscHQ champions, “A modern showcase of meaty, chugging riffs, as savage as they are intricate, with hammering octopod drumming, a tandem of ursine and demonic vocals, and an affinity for atonal leads and energetic staccato rhythm,” further elaborating, “COGNITIVE embrace the weird and deliver some seriously rad and groovy death metal. If Decapitated, Aborted, Benighted, and, say, Pathology, get your blood flowing, then by all means, check out COGINITIVE.” Upon their premiere of “Haunted Justice,” No Clean Singing observes, “At the outset, it’s an overpowering torrent of vicious sound propelled by drumming that simulates a war zone and by slashing, meat-cleaving riffs operating at top speed, coupled with monstrous roars and hair-on-fire shrieking. After this opening barrage has effectively cracked open your cranium like an egg and ejected your eyeballs from the skull due to explosive pressure, then COGNITIVE starts messing with your brain in an eerie, neuron-scrambling interplay between solo guitar and bass. And finally, the band erupt in one last frenzy of rampant hammering decimation.” While Teeth Of The Divine gushes, “Deformity from start to finish will make you level neighborhoods with atomic leg drops and abdominal stretches all day long. Buy or Rot in Hell!!”

Hailing from South Jersey, COGNITIVE was born in 2011 with the sole intent to create heavy, intensely technical music, while maintaining an edge of creativity that separates them from the over-produced sea of subgenres. Combining technicality, guitar solos, grooves, and abstract ideas within their songwriting, COGNITIVE is continually pushing itself to think outside of the proverbial box while maintaining an organic and unapologetically brutal edge. COGNITIVE seeks only to advance itself musically and export New Jersey’s undying hatred globally.