Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SUBARACHNOID SPACE "Eight Bells" Coming In September

The word has already been floating around out there for a couple of months now, but I finally have some real details on this that I can people in on - we'll be releasing the new full length cd from Subarachnoid Space this September, it'll be available earlier in the month to coincide with the band's autumn U.S. tour that will be kicking off right around that time. I'll have more details on the tour soon, so keep yer eyes glued to this page for updates.
The album is titled "Eight Bells", and it's the first new release from Subarachnoid Space in four years (following 2005's "The Red Veil" on Strange Attractors). Featuring the current lineup of Daniel Barone, Melynda Jackson, Lauren K. Newman, Daniel Osborne, and Steven Wray Lobdell, the five songs that make up this album ("Lilith", "Akathesia", "Hunter seeker", "Haruspex", "Bird Signs") continue in the heavy lysergic vein as their last couple of records, fusing wicked metallic crunch with ethereal fx-laden guitar freakouts and some of the band's most narcotized jamming yet. "Eight Bells" comes in at just under 40 minutes, and will be packaged in another one of our high quality visual presentations with new artwork from Stephen Kasner.
I've been a big fan of Subarachnoid Space since back when the band was releasing albums on Relapse Records, and they have continued to be one of my favorite bands working within the heavy neo-psych spectrum. Their last couple of records pointed towards a heavier direction for the band, and this new material continues on that trajectory, combining blazing luminous axe-howl over hypnotic heavy riffage and dense squalls of fx-stacked sound. Definitely super stoked to be releasing this through Crucial Blast.
We'll have some audio samples from the album and artwork posted here really soon, too, so stay tuned!