Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
full-on North American touring trek. The run will launch a little over a month after the band releases their sixth studio album, ‘Utopioid‘, due out on September 1st.
‘Utopioid’ was engineered and mixed by Francisco Botero, with assistance from Alexis Berthelot at Studio G, in Brooklyn, New York from July to August 2017. The record was produced by Botero and Rosetta, mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, with artwork by Jordan Butcher for Studio Workhorse.
As for the road trip, Rosetta will be joined by the Arizona sludge heavyweights North. Tickets are on sale now and the full itinerary of tour dates is listed below. Rosetta offered the following about these upcoming events, saying:
“We’re thrilled to play shows throughout the Western US and Canada this Fall, in support of our new album Utopioid. And we’re especially proud to be joined by our longtime friends in North, who we’ve had the pleasure to tour with several times over the years. Even beyond our brotherly kinship, they bring a level of inspired creativity to the stage night after night. For our part, we’re crafting a setlist pulling from the new album as well as many of our past releases, and look forward to connecting with old and new friends along the way. Can’t wait to see you out there.”
The band’s duo of guitarists further elaborated on the new record itself with Eric Jernigan, saying:
“Composing Utopioid, we were wholly devoted to realizing the concept, disciplining ourselves to let the narrative shape all parts of the album — not just the lyrics, but everything down to the subtle ways rhythm or effects could alter the mood. We quickly let go of the imperative to write for live performance; although we will play many of these songs live, we felt freedom to explore the furthest reaches of our skills and imaginations.”
Matt Weed added:
“It’s the first album we’ve made where every single element, top to bottom, was created collaboratively — each of us has more of ourselves invested in this record than ever before.”