Announce New November 8th Release Date for Upcoming Album "From Man To Dust"
Album Available September 27th Exclusively Through The Mylene Sheath Webstore
Cincinnati metal band Beneath Oblivion have announced the new national street date for their latest album "From Man To Dust,"
now out November 8th on The Mylene Sheath.
After the record label's move to new distribution house Redeye, the album was given an updated store-wide release date, but will still be available for limited purchase through the Mylene Sheath web-store beginning on September 27th. Fans can pre-order the new album, and purchase it exclusively through the label's website starting next Tuesday, at this location.
"From Man To Dust" Track List:
2. Atomic Mother
3. Hope, The Deceiver
4. Concussions of the Head & Heart
6. Barren Earth
7. Be My Destroyer
8. From Man To Dust
About Beneath Oblivion's "From Man To Dust"
"I want to stand with pride... waiting for the end to arrive" he
proclaims, as a tremendous struggle is about to unfold within us all and
before us all. Inwardly, outwardly. Consumed by devastation and the
somber reality of a world of ash and a brain full of worms. Ruins.
From Man To Dust is an 80 minute journey through the
deepest chasms of grief in a post-apocalyptic wasteland of nuclear
fallout. The war inside is responsible for the war outside. Beneath Oblivion
trudges onward through the 8 tracks that make up the album in an
utterly ferocious manner. Crushing all preconceived notions of
"devastation" as they bludgeon ahead amidst all the contempt and misery
we've all caused one another. "Flush it away, I care no more... perhaps I
never did" vocalist/guitarist Scott Simpson realizes on the
albums second track. With the shriek of a man on fire, he condemns
society and questions how we process thoughts as human beings. In a
world where nobody else cared, would you? The album is as introspective
as it is globally inquisitive. Detailing the direct correlation between
our inner thoughts and the direct actions of man in a fractal universe.
"Love is madness, and madness is inspiration". The fragile human psyche
presents the hardest struggle of man, few can hold the stretching
fabrics of sanity together for more than mere presentation to others.
"Easy to forget, and totally permanent". With its focus on stark imagery
and the contrasting beauty of destruction, the album arcs through each
movement with terrifying strength. "I'm still alive, that's all I know".
The lyrical composition further deals in the metaphorical sense of
wordplay - detailing accounts of an apocalypse that is never completely
revealed to be internal or planetary... or both. "To journey miles...
over the smoldering dead... who turn to soil which yields no growth".
The guitar work of Allen Lee Scott and Simpson is like shovels
digging graves for all of us and they dig with the conviction and
confidence of a band thats rediscovered themselves. They are fighting
for it on From Man To Dust, as the rhythm section of Keith Messerle (bass) and Nate Bidwell (drums)
churn through each track with the tightness of a duo that's performed
together for years, though it's Messerle's first album with the band. It
also marks the bands first recorded output as a four piece, creating a
dense environment capable of seizing the air from your puny lungs.
"Death is a being, she has inevitable tow".
The album was recorded during a sweltering heat wave in a massive, formerly abandoned warehouse in Cincinnati, OH by Andy Perkins,
with samples, mixing and additional tracking done at his own Perkins
Ranch in Erlanger, KY. The natural reverb from the multitude of room
microphones in the gargantuan space further conveys the ambitious
grandeur of the record. After the mixing of the album was completed, the
whole thing was sent off to the legendary engineer/producer Billy Anderson
to master (Neurosis, High On Fire, Melvins), the resulting sound
confidently captures the devastating nature of the material itself. In
describing the sound in terms of something relatable for people that
haven't heard the album, I suppose you could say Beneath Oblivion combine the hypnotic, churning crunch of Sleep and Electric Wizard, with the raw, broken down contempt of Grief and Buzzoven and the monolithic heaviness of Zoroaster and YOB, but also has moments containing the more eclectic elements of Agalloch-esque folk-metal and Skepticism-esque
funeral doom keys. Simpson's vocals range from head splitting shrieks,
more akin to black metal than doom, to guttural growls, and even into
clean singing. Mix it all together with a considerably European flavored
atmosphere and a twist of southern rock swagger and you're getting an
idea of what the band sounds like. Artwork design for the album was
handled by the bands own Allen Lee Scott with layout duties taken care
of by N. Shumaker / Northerlightsindustries.com. The vinyl version of
the 80 minute epic will be a 2xLP on colored vinyl with heavy, thick
gatefold jackets containing spot gloss and a lyrics insert. The CD will
come in a thick, recycled stock five inch cardboard gatefold jacket. The
album will be released worldwide September 27th via The Mylene Sheath. "Inner and outer conflicts have grown, mental, global, crumbling and too far gone."
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