Slough Feg - Announce New Album, Unveil Details

US heavy metallers Slough Feg return with first full length album in five years. Entitled New Organon, it will see the light of day via Cruz Del Sur Music on June 14th in European territories and June 21st in North America. New Organon also marks the recording debut of drummer Jeff Griffin (who split studio duties with John Dust).

"I didn't want to just put out another album," begins Slough Feg vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi. "I remember telling people that I didn't want to do another album just to do another album, like so often happens. So, we wrote a lot of songs and only picked the best ones.

"A lot of stuff ended up on the cutting room floor," Scalzi continues. "There were some songs we tried to work out for months but ended up dropping because they bored us. We have to be excited about new songs or there's no point in recording them. We dropped several songs I came up with and some that the other guys came up with, too. It's tough, but sometimes you have to be honest with yourself and the people in your band and move on when an idea is not working. So, we came up with a lot of song ideas and only kept the ones that sounded exciting for months."

New Organon track listing:

01. Headhunter
02. Discourse On Equality
03. The Apology
04. Being And Nothingness
05. New Organon
06. Sword Of Machiavelli
07. Uncanny
08. Coming Of Age In The Milky Way
09. Exegesis/Tragic Hooligan
10. The Cynic

In Slough Feg tradition, there is a strong theme running throughout New Organon, which was inspired by the 1620 book published by Francis Bacon of the same name. "It presents a new version of the scientific method, as originally presented by Aristotle 2,000 years earlier", notes Scalzi, who is also a philosophy professor at a college in California. "According to Bacon and others, the science method had remained stagnant for this long period, through the middle ages and renaissance, and needed a refresher. 'Organon' refers to a scientific 'instrument' or more literally, 'organ'. So, it represents a new method for scientific revolution. The songs are all basically about philosophy - from my lecture notes! It starts out talking about primitive tribal society like shamanism as the first philosophers and then proceeds though the pre-Socratics era and then Plato, Aristotle, medieval catholic theology, enlightenment and then existentialist philosophy - mostly in chronological order."

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Posted: 17.04.2019 by Abattoir


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17.04.2019 - 10:37
That's some good news.
19.04.2019 - 10:07
Enemy of Reality
Good music with substance. Something quite rare these days.

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