For the first time in Europe - Artificial Brain will bring their signature death metal sound to the continent and will pummel our stage into oblivion together with their Italian brethren from Devoid of Thought!
Drawing frequent comparisons to mind-altering progressive death metal acts, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN have distinguished themselves from their peers through an emphasis on rich, melancholic melodic figures, contextualizing the harmonic and emotive qualities of black metal within a more aggressive death metal framework. Dissonance is threaded through elegiac, otherworldly chordal structures; saturnine tremolo melodies float along in the high registers of the instruments; guitars and bass traverse distinct paths before locking into harmonic orbit. These elements, anchored by blast beats and bellowing guttural vocals, create a sense of contrast that has come to characterize the band’s sound over the past decade.
“Artificial Brain”, the group’s final recording with original vocalist Will Smith (Afterbirth), is the terminal instalment in a trilogy that includes 2014’s “Labyrinth Constellation” and 2017’s “Infrared Horizon”. Smith’s lyrics on this eponymous LP take a retrospective look at the sci-fi mythology developed on the previous records, using these ideas to explore themes of isolation, madness, and the inexorability of nature. Rounding out the recording is an impressive roster of guest performers, including death metal legends Mike Browning (Nocturnus A.D.) and Luc Lemay (Gorguts) as well as long time collaborators Paulo Paguntalan (Miasmatic Necrosis) and Colin Marston (Krallice).
Making heads turn since 2016 with the cosmic Death Metal exposed in their Demos, Eps and splits with Undeath and Into Coffin, Italy's Devoid Of Thought finally release their 40 minutes debut full length “Outer World Graves” combining influences from bands like Timeghoul, Blood Incantation, Voivod and Incantation in a unique, bizarre and twisted vortex.
“a sick, twisted piece of cosmic death metal that is always brutal and interesting but always pushing the listener to the edge of nothingness” Metal Temple
“spin yourself into the sonic vortices they create, it’s indeed easy to become devoid of thought, wholly consumed by the experience” No Clean Singing