“…thoroughly engaging from start to finish…” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
Chicago-based experimental metal conjurors, SCIENTIST, will unleash the brain-contorting wares of their complex yet compelling Barbelith full-length this Friday. Heavy Blog Is Heavy is premiering the forward-thinking offering in full on the eve of its release hailing an album, “with a varied sonic vision that takes all of its disparate musical components and fuses them into a ravishing whole. It’s ambitious in all the right ways,and cashes in on every promise it makes.”
Witness the sonic crush of Barbelith, courtesy of Heavy Blog Is Heavy, at THIS LOCATION.
The seven-track Barbelith centers itself thematically on Grant Morrison’s comic book series, The Invisibles where Barbelith is the name of the “placenta” for humanity; a satellite-like object located on the dark side of the moon. Barbelith was captured by Pete Grossman (Weekend Nachos, Jar’d Loose), mixed by Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea, Corrections House, Minsk, Twilight), and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannabis Corpse, Converge, Torche, Tombs). A true step forward in SCIENTIST‘s eclectic brand of sonic alchemy, Barbelith follows the critically-lauded 10100II00101 offering which earned a spot on Metal Injection’s Top 10 Albums of 2015 list.
Barbelith will be self-released April 13th. Preorders are currently available at the official SCIENTIST Bandcamp page HERE.
SCIENTIST will bring their audio bedlam to stages in the coming weeks with future shows in the plotting stages. See all confirmed shows below.
4/20/2018 Gman Tavern – Chicago, IL w/ Marmora
4/26/2018 Burlington – Chicago, IL w/ Cokegoat, Corridoré
4/27/2018 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI w/ Cokegoat, Corridoré
4/28/2018 The Wisco – Madison, WI w/ Cokegoat, Corridoré
6/3/2018 Doomed & Stoned Fest @ Reggies – Chicago, IL
6/9/2018 Burlington – Chicago, IL w/ Dethbeds, Axioma
SCIENTIST – featuring founding guitarist/vocalist Eric Plonka (Yakuza), guitarist/vocalist Patrick Auclair (ex -Taken By The Sun), drummer Justin Cape (ex-Taken By The Sun), vocalist Barry Kotarba (Boatman’s Toll), and bassist Mathew Milligan (Making Ghosts) – manufactures elements of sludge, doom, prog, and black metal into something that’s at once, original, organic and all-consuming; an eclectic sound that’s equal parts brutal and transcendental.
“SCIENTIST possesses the same technical, progressive song structures [as early Mastodon] while bringing back the raging fury of Leviathan and Blood Mountain. The gruff, lumberjack vocals sound like they were directly ripped from forgotten early B-sides… clearly the second coming [of Mastodon], with a little Tool influence thrown in for good measure (‘Barbelith’)” — 9/10 Metal Trenches
“…an awesome slab of psychedelic sludge that should appeal to fans of early Mastodon and Baroness. It’s got hints of hardcore punk, trippy atmosphere, and catchy alternative rock in the mix, and the song travels through all these different sounds without ever losing focus. It’s a real heater.” — BrooklynVegan on “(Home) At Last”