New World Order is the impending, seven-track concept album from Italian progressive occult metal conjurors, VOID OF SLEEP. Set for release next month via Aural Music, the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed Tales Between Reality And Madness long player was captured by bassist Riccardo Pasini (Ephel Duath, The Secret) at Studio73 in Ravenna, Italy and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room in Chicago, Illinois.
In advance of its official unveiling, today The Obelisk reveals first single, “Hidden Revelations,” issuing of the record overall, “Split into two sides, New World Order presents its atmosphere through its theme and through the sound of the material itself – precise but not too clean. Early on, with the opening duo of ‘The Devil’s Conjuration’ and ‘Hidden Revelations,’ VOID OF SLEEP show themselves to be capable of melding complex structures with resonant hooks, the melodies and shouts banding together in order to make an individual impression as ‘Slaves Shall Serve’ takes hold leading into the side A closer ‘Ordo ab Chao,’ which slows down and spreads out earlier intensity as a precursor to some of the second half of the album’s more grandiose sensibilities. Those manifest quickly in the side B intro ‘Lords Of Conspiracy’ – one may recognize the same from which this record derives its title from Ministry’s use of it in ‘N.W.O.’ circa 1992 – but only get more expansive as VOID OF SLEEP push through the title-track and into the fourteen-minute closer ‘Ending Theme.'”
Comments the band of the latest number, “‘Hidden Revelations’ is the start of the whole story to us, the first song we had composed for the record and lyrically it was at the basis in the concept genesis of New World Order. It represents very well the entire mood of the album; it’s aggressive, occult and claustrophobic but melodic and progressive at the same time…in just three words: we love it!”
Discover “Hidden Revelations,” now playing at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.
Forged in Ravenna, Italy, VOID OF SLEEP – guitarist Gale, vocalist/guitarist Burdo, drummer Allo and bassist Paso – invoke a cosmic amalgam of stoned out, progressive sludge rock where epic rhythms melt into bottom heavy doom breakdowns, complex time signatures and psychedelia. Following a three-song promo EP, Giants & Killers, which garnered the attention of Italian imprint, Aural Music, the band released their full-length debut, Tales Between Reality And Madness. Crowned, “adventurous, intelligent and refreshingly addictive,” by Teeth Of The Divine, and an, “underground gem worth discovering,” by Metal Underground, the record proved wholly engrossing both sonically and thematically with lyrics exploring the darkest corners of the human psyche, oneiric visions and lysergic nightmares. With New World Order, VOID OF SLEEP continues their multi-faceted, audio journey towards oblivion. New World Order comes shrouded in the arcane cover creation of Simone Bertozzi who relays of the work, “while doing it I experienced the breath of Lucifer on my back, the Illuminati around the corner and reptilians getting ready for my abduction. Coincidence? I think not.”
VOID OF SLEEP‘s New World Order will be available via Aural Music on CD in Europe on October 16th and in North America on November 13th. The record will be available digitally worldwide on October 18th with vinyl available in the New Year. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.