Noisey is now streaming ARTIFICIAL BRAIN's relentless second full-length, Infrared Horizon, as the album sees official release date through Profound Lore Records today.
With Infrared Horizon, Long Island-based ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has created an album far more advanced than their lauded Labyrinth Constellation debut, taking their brand of singular guttural yet technical and ambient sci-fi death metal to a new dimension. Produced by Colin Marson (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves, Infrared Horizon sees the sonic architecture laid down by the band go further into the beyond and infinite.
Noisey has conducted an in-depth interrogation of ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, the transcript now published alongside an advance stream of the entire Infrared Horizon recording. Notes the accompanying write-up in part, "For Long Island metal band ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, the signs of humanity's demise have been in hiding in plain sight in popular literature and film. And their new album, Infrared Horizon, issues a forewarning to the dystopia that awaits should humanity continue its current trend."
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Infrared Horizon will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats through Profound Lore Records this Friday, April 21st; preorders can be placed HERE.
Following their performance at Covenant Festival Montreal with the likes of Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, and many others, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN continues to promote the album with shows. This week they hit the East Coast alongside Pyrrhon, including a set at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pre-show with Die Choking and more. Stand by for additional live updates in the coming days.
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Live:
4/21/2017 Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Abacinate
4/22/2017 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel pre-fest matinee w/ Pyrrhon, Die Choking
4/23/2017 Shaker's Pub - Oakdale, NY w/ Pyrrhon
4/29/2017 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC w/ Pyrrhon
4/30/2017 The Pinch - Washington DC w/ Pyrrhon, Horrendous
5/11/2017 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ River Black
5/14/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Pyrrhon
5/26/2017 The Haunt - Ithaca, NY @ 1Fest
6/10/2017 Mother Pug's Saloon - Staten Island, NY w/ Grey Skies Fallen
Infrared Horizon sees ARTIFICIAL BRAIN traveling towards a sonic realm where the music has become more brutal and dissonant, technical, atmospheric, and just overall more otherworldly. Lyrical themes delve into concepts within a dystopian future in which robots and cyborgs have outlived human beings and who believe themselves to be not of creation of the long extinct humans but a more perfect evolution of them. These themes are portrayed in the appropriate cover art crafted by Adam Burke.
Conceived in 2011 and featuring guitarist Dan Gargiulo (Revocation), vocalist Will Smith (Buckshot Facelift, Afterbirth), bass player Samuel Smith (Luminous Vault), guitarist Jon Locastro, and drummer Keith Abrami, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN initially dropped a demo in 2011 before issuing their Butchering Cosmic Giants EP in 2013. The band would then align themselves with Profound Lore Records and release their Labyrinth Constellation debut album in 2014 to widespread critical praise. ARTIFICIAL BRAIN would also have their music played and were even name-dropped on multiple occasions in the popular CBS television shows Elementary and Limitless.