TITAN TO TACHYONS: BrooklynVegan Streams Cactides Debut From NYC Trio With Current/Former Orbweaver, Secret Chiefs 3, Cleric, And John Zorn Members; LP Out Friday Via Nefarious Industries

photos by Brandon Daza

New York City-based avant/instrumental metal trio TITAN TO TACHYONS presents their debut album, Cactides. As the album is being prepared to see release through Nefarious Industries this Friday, the entire record is now streaming early at BrooklynVegan, alongside a track-by-track breakdown of the record.

TITAN TO TACHYONS is led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Orbweaver, ex-Gigan), backed by the powerhouse rhythm section of drummer Kenny Grohowski (Secret Chiefs 3, Imperial Triumphant, Brand X) and Matt Hollenberg (Cleric, John Zorn) on Bass VI. Instrumentally depicting the realms of surrealistic sci-fi, the band makes use of angular and experimental passages, juxtaposed by fluid grooves and metallic flurries.

On the heels of their first performances around New York City last year, TITAN TO TACHYONS tracked five dense, intense, and expansive movements to create their Cactides debut. Cactides was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, the Thousand Caves (Dysrhythmia, Behold… The Arctopus, Cleric) in Queens, New York, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. The closing track, “Everybody’s Dead, Dave,” features guest musician Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3) on bass for a structured improvisational piece. The record is completed with artwork and layout by Sally Gates with photos by Karen Jerzyk.

BrooklynVegan is hosting an advance stream of Cactides, which is paired by a track-by-track discussion of each song through the words of founder Sally Gates. The popular web portal writes in part, “If you’re into the out-there sounds of Secret Chiefs 3, John Zorn, and other related stuff in this realm, you may wanna check out this album too.”

Stream TITAN TO TACHYONS’ entire Cactides LP early only at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.

Cactides will see release on LP and all digital platforms through Nefarious Industries this Friday, August 14th. The LP is pressed on bone white and gold vinyl with aqua blue splatter, with a full-color insert in a poly bag, hand numbered, limited to 300 copies.

Find preorders at the Nefarious Industries webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

TITAN TO TACHYONS is planning additional materials and activities surrounding the release of Cactides including an official video, a livestream performance, and much more. Watch for details to post over the days ahead.