Acoustic rockers ANCIENT VVISDOM unveiled the title track from their forthcoming album Deathlike, streaming exclusively here.
Vocalist Nathan Opposition provides the following insight into the track:
“Deathlike’ is a way of life, an ongoing war in the human mind conquering fear over death. It asks the question each human being must ask themselves — an effort to find life on earth.”
Deathlike will be released physically and digitally in North America on February 5, 2013, in the UK on February 4 and in Europe on February 8.
You can head over to the PROSTHETIC webstore to pre-order Deathlike on CD and LP which will come in two variants (180-gram black vinyl or a limited-edition variant of clear vinyl with a black swirl) — for 10% OFF using the PROSTHETIC Black Friday discount code (BF2012) until Friday, November 30 ONLY.
Deathlike, the follow-up to their 2011 critically acclaimed debut A Godlike Inferno, was once again mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz, who this time partnered with Enormous Door founder Jack Control (Jet, The Darkness, …Trail Of Dead). The album artwork, which is featured above, was completed by the renowned Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Katatonia).
On working with Smith, Opposition states,
“Travis Smith is the man! He brought out every idea in my head, beyond the grave. Grim and then some.”
Recorded at Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, Deathlike holds true to its moniker, putting listeners into a state of repose. Their only hope lies in Opposition’s vocals which, combined with the impassioned acoustic instrumentation, leaves listeners at the edge of their seat as they try to comprehend the depth of his haunting lyrics. AVV will be supporting the forthcoming release by supporting progressive black metal act Enslaved on their North American Winter Rite tour alongside Pallbearer in early 2013. Full dates can be found listed below.
Come see ANCIENT VVISDOM live here:
1/30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #
1/31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #
2/1 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre #
2/2 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick #
2/3 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club #
2/4 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights #
2/6 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre #
2/8 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
2/9 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
2/10 Portland, OR – Branx #
2/11 Seattle, WA – Highline Bar #
2/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
2/14 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop #
2/15 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub #
2/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange #
2/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn #
2/19 Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
2/20 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques #
2/21 Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
2/22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
# with Enslaved, Pallbearer