Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Philadelphia’s transcendental, psychedelic rock revelers QUEEN ELEPHANTINE have unveiled the precursory details of their forthcoming sixth studio album.
Arriving November 8th from Argonauta Records, ‘Gorgon‘ contains a mind-shattering body of music constructed with out-of-this-world qualities intact. Propelled by heavy drone, psychedelic doom, and noise rock in the scope of its contents, a nine-member, in-studio collective escape earthly confines. Liberated of physical tethers, QUEEN ELEPHANTINE meld liberal amounts of free jazz and sacred music to great effect within their aural transmissions.
One need only explore “Mars“, the first single to be shared from the album by means of the heady visualizer presented here. Containing live footage shot by David Terranova, the trip-enriched video is ideal for the song’s oozing, lethargy inducing guitar discharges and otherworldly elements. Along with it, we include the ‘Gorgon‘ album artwork (created by Tsem Rinpoche and Nathanael Totushek) and other significant details of this remarkable recording.
03. To See Eyes
‘Gorgon’ was produced and mixed by the band’s Indrayudh Shome (guitarist and vocalist), and mastered by Billy Anderson (Cathedral, EyeHateGod, Buzzov’en). It is set for release from Argonauta Records this November 8th. The album will be available on CD and LP formats, along with a digital album release in partnership with Atypeek Music. Pre-order is available in physical format at Argonauta [HERE] and digital on QUEEN ELEPHANTINE‘s Bandcamp [HERE].
Accompanying the arrival of ‘Gorgon‘ at that time, QUEEN ELEPHANTINE will embark upon a northeastern U.S. tour. It will begin November 7th in the band’s current location in the City Of Brotherly Love – Philadelphia and run until the closing show in Montclair, NJ on November 17th. Find the tour routing beneath the video.
‘Gorgon‘ recording lineup:
Indrayudh Shome: Guitar, Vocals
Nathanael Totushek: Drums
Camden Healy: Bass
Brett Zweiman: Divine Mosquito Guitar
Samer Ghadry: Vocals
Matthew Becker: Vocals, Percussion
Ian Sims: Vocals
Matthew Couto: Synthesizers
Srinivas Reddy: Tanpura
– QUEEN ELEPHANTINE Northeast U.S. Tour 2019 –
Nov. 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Century (w/ Black Lung, Faking, Mutant Flesh) [info]
Nov. 08 – Baltimore, MD – The Crown (w/ Black Lung, Darsombra) [info]
Nov. 0 9 – Richmond, VA – Wonderland (w/ Hex Machine, Manzara) [info]
Nov. 10 – Harrisburg, PA – Lovedraft’s MicroPub (w/ The Owls Are Not What They Seem, Tile)
Nov. 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale (w/ Azonic, ESSi, Brian Chase) [info]
Nov. 15 – New Haven, CT – Cellar on Treadwell (w/ Sea Of Bones, Sperm Donor) [info]
Nov. 16 – Providence, RI – AS220 (w/ Hammer Party, Rectrix & Gyna B.) [info]
Nov. 17 – Montclair, NJ – Meat Locker (w/ Church Dust)