Via 20 Buck Spin : "The new VOIDCEREMONY album ‘Threads of Unknowing’ will be released on April 14th. Today we’ve dropped pre-orders for the album and the first single ‘Writhing in the Facade of Time’.
Garrett Johnson- Vocals / Lead Guitar Phil Tougas - Vocals / Lead Guitar Damon Good - Fretted and Fretless Bass Charlie Koryn - Drums and Engineering
Upon the release of the first full length album ‘Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel’ it was instantly revealed that VoidCeremony were treading a path few walk. The album proved that Death Metal can be performed with the gliding, controlled chaos and smooth fluidity of a jazz quartet, while still leaving the listener holed up in a dungeon, low on HP, out of spells, and surrounded by deadly demons.
‘Threads of Unknowing” is a journey which resurrects concepts on earlier display and summons evermore progressive and technical compositions. Mastermind and guitarist/vocalist Garrett Johnson and guitar virtuoso Phil Tougas (Atramentus, Chthe’ilist, Worm, First Fragment) share both vocals and lead guitar duties here, while bass god Damon Good (Mournful Congregation Official, Stargazer) weaves both fretted and fretless bass mastery and drummer Charlie Koryn encompasses not only speed and brutality, but a fine mix of precision and improvisation from jazz fusion. The end result is VoidCeremony and their signature sound: Time-melting Death Black Fusion.
With an apt cover painting representing the lyrical and philosophical vision of an ancient and forgotten future, VoidCeremony itself seems to be operating on an alternate Death Metal timeline that once made itself known, but only briefly, and was soon left behind for more commercial appeal. Yet the portal has been re-opened and the merging of these boundless possibilities and directions are now being brought forth directly once again.
1. Threads of Unknowing (The Paradigm of Linearity) 2. Writhing in the Facade of Time 3. Abyssic Knowledge Bequeathed 4. Entropic Reflections Continuum 5. At the Periphery of Human Realms (The Immaterial Grave) 6. Forlorn Portrait: Ruins of an Ageless Slumber
Mixed/Mastered and reamped in Milan, Italy by Cosmic Putrefaction
Cover Artwork by Juanjo Castellano Rosado Additional art by Lucas Korte & Kyle Bowen Layout by Dan Fried