Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor
Denver, Colorado’s progressive, doom-tinged post-metallers DREADNOUGHT announce their forthcoming new studio album, ‘Emergence‘, is on the way.
The five-song outing is the band’s fourth full-length album and it will arrive via Profound Lore Records on May 10th. It was engineered and mixed by Andy Patterson (Subrosa) and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate), while art and design concepts were created by Mark Facey.
The follow-up to 2017’s ‘A Wake In Sacred Waves’ (reviewed HERE at Riff Relevant). ‘Emergence‘ finds Kelly Schilling (vocals, guitars, flute), Jordan Clancy (drums, saxophone), Lauren Vieira (keyboards, vocals), and Kevin Handlon (bass, mandolin), delving into heavier territories than ever before. Within them, the quartet explores a textural tightrope where experimental elements of avant-garde psych-metal and outersound doom are fused with aggression and even black metal at times.
With the revelation of today’s ‘Emergence‘ album artwork and tracklist, we also present the first single from the album, its lead-in song, “Besieged“. The number is an expressive tempest, laced with touches of dynamic harshness that give way to a mounting culmination of heady, yet enriching, tranquility. The song serves to gradually establish thematic undercurrents that will run the length of this record, ones that pay tribute to the fleeting human condition, while acknowledging that a great purification is required and looming.
05. The Waking Realm
‘Emergence‘ will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats from Profound Lore Records, with pre-order to be made available in the weeks to come.
On a related note, DREADNOUGHT have a host of confirmed live appearances on the horizon this Spring, including their planned presence at the inaugural Psycho Smokeout Fest in Los Angeles. Find all of these upcoming performances shared below.
– DREADNOUGHT 2019 Live Dates –
Mar. 22 – Denver, CO @ Fire In The Mountains Fundraiser – Tooey’s Off Colfax (w/ Velnias, Wayfarer)
Apr. 17 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive (w/ UADA, Cloak, Wormwitch)
Apr. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Psycho Smokeout – Catch One [info]
Apr. 21 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red Mesa (w/ Monolord)
Apr. 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister (w/ Monolord)
May 26 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater (w/ Alien Weaponry)