||US progressive metallers Grayceon have completed work on their third studio album, named ll We Destroy. The CD is slated for a March 1st release through Profound Lore Records.
An MP3 of the track "Shellmounds" can be found here.
Stated the band: "We are so proud of this album and feel it is our strongest, heaviest, most epic album to date."
"We would also like to announce our CD release show which will take place on February 11th at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA, with friends and label mates Worm Ouroboros and a new band we love called Hollow Mirrors. If you pay entry into this show, you get a copy of All We Destroy for FREE! You heard it right, you get our new album two weeks before the release date for absolutely free with entry into the show. So, if you are local, please come out and show your support."
And here's the Profound Lore press release: Always hard to classify, the eclectic nature of Grayceon has always worked to the band's advantage when trying to pinpoint the unique and epic nature of their music. Featuring members of the Voivod-esque Bay Area forward-thinking thrash/punk metal band Walken and cellist/vocalist Jackie Perez Gratz (of Giant Squid, and who also has served as the recording cellist for bands like Agalloch, Om, Asunder, Cattle Decapitation, [b]Amber Asylum[/band], and Neurosis), Grayceon is solely comprised of cello, guitars, drums, and vocals (male and female respectively).
By combining elements of progressive rock/metal, sludge/doom metal, neo-classical chamber music, and neo-folk, All We Destroy follows the band's previous two releases (namely their self-titled debut and their sophomore release This Grand Show) and builds upon the sound they formulated into something heavier, and more moving, while at the same time, something much more frantic and devastating.
Overall, All We Destroy is an album that deploys a punishing seductive power. One of ferocity, beauty, and modern-day tragedy.
All We Destroy [cover art] tracklist:
01. Dreamer Deceived
02. Shellmounds [.mp3]
03. We Can
04. Once A Shadow
05. A Road Less Traveled
06. War's End