UPCDOWNC have announced a brand new album!
The upcoming album, titled I, Awake, will be the first time the progressive sludge outfit will operate as a three piece and the new album is scheduled to be released in September this year. Speaking about the upcoming album, guitarist Chris Garth says, “the writing was heavily influenced by the later SWANS albums like The Glowing Man and To Be Kind where dynamics and repetition are used to great effect. We were listening to a lot of early BLACK SABBATH at the time which accounts for the heavy riffs, as well as quite a few different horror sound tracks. We liked the idea of lots of small sections put together in bigger passages so that they form one whole entire piece which doesn’t necessarily have to be played in the same order when playing live. We had also started to use loops but wanted to keep things simple so used them more for textures rather than melodies, as we always like to record live with minimal overdubs.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band has also revealed the first single, titled Looming Part 2. Speaking about the track, Chris Garth says, “I guess this song is part of the segment after you wake from a nightmare/dream and still have that feeling of anxiety/terror where you still are unsure whether what happened in the dream was real or not.”
Listen to Looming Part 2 here:
I, Awake is scheduled for release on September 22nd.
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