I’m gradually adjusting to the real world again after the fun and games of Bloodstock, so I’m having a look to see what I’ve missed over the past few days… And, it turns out, that I’ve missed out on some rather awesome news as the utterly fantastic Primitive Graven Image have announced news on their new album (which I have promptly pre-ordered) and unleashed a video for our audio/visual enjoyment.
Primitive Graven Image are pleased to finally be able to announce the full details of their third album. Entitled “Psychedelic Episodes – Observations on Death and Deathlessness”, the follow up to 2010′s “Celebrating Impending Chaos” is once again produced by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile), with artwork from Darkwave Art, and is another loosely themed concept album – this time based around psychedelic experience of the physical, spiritual and emotional kind.
“We took war as a big theme for Celebrating Impending Chaos (2010), but there was also a more cosmic theme running throughout the album as well, on tracks like “Kings Of Infinite Space” for example – and that’s what we’ve decided to run with this time round. We’ve decided to look into the mirror instead and into our own psyches. After all, the outside world is surely only a reflection of what is inside? This album is about getting closer to the source of all this stuff, which is where the real horrors lie. It’s an interesting and fresh concept to play with but still lends itself very well to twisting into a black metal framework. The concept has lead to our most structured and focussed lyrics to date and the album has become a weird journey through man’s struggle with his gods, his mortality and his brief but often chaotic life here on this mysterious rock. Musically we have stuck to the black metal feel that we know and love and in some cases this shines through even more than on our last album.
We’ve also brought in a very healthy dose of death and thrash metal influenced sections and the psychedelic and progressive elements we started to play with on Chaos have made a big return. We have included some truly experimental moments with some elongated prog-out sections and wonderful analog keyboard sounds.”
The first offering from the album is new digital only single “Slave To The Mannequin” – which is accompanied by a music video and is to be available as a free download from the band’s web site at primitivegravenimage.com shortly.
Check out the video on the band’s official youtube channel at youtube.com/primitivegravenimage… or just have a look below
The full track listing is as follows:
1. Eye Of Existence
2. Ten Thousand Armageddons
3. Mock The Lifeline
4. Slave To The Mannequin
5. Attack The Attacker
7. The Maniacal Laughter Of A Dying Man
8. The Killer, The Philosopher and the Holy Man
9. Of Death And Deathlessness
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