After Earth – “The Rarity of Reason” Debut Album From Swedish Melodic Death Metal Outfit Out Now
After Earth – “The Rarity of Reason” Debut Album From Swedish Melodic Death Metal Outfit Now Playing At Invisible Oranges
Swedish melodic death-metal newcomers After Earth today are streaming their entire debut album ‘The Rarity of Reason’, ahead of the release date set for tomorrow, August 18th.
The full album is now playing at Invisible Oranges, who had this to say about the release “There’s a clarity of production on The Rarity of Reason that decouples it from pure nostalgia worship, but it doesn’t feel too glossy or overwrought. Instead, the clarity and punchy drums keep the band’s tight chugs and explosive rhythmic shifts cleanly in focus, while still leaving room for sick melodic harmonies behind everything.”
If you missed it, the video for leading single “Prometheus” is playing at this location.
“The Rarity of Reason” was produced, recorded and mixed by Robert Kukla at Obsidian Recording Studios, drums were recorded at Nordic Sound Lab, and it was later mastered by renowned producer Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman, and will available just in time for the band’s European tour supporting Swedish death metal band Mara. Pre-orders are now available at this location.
Meanwhile, early next month After Earth will embark on a European tour supporting Swedish death-metal band Mara. Check out the full dates below:
2023-09-07: Zalău, Romania – Rock’N’Roll Center
2023-09-08: Târgu Jiu, Romania – Piano Club
2023-09-09: Sofia, Bulgaria – The Pit
2023-09-10: Ruse, Bulgaria – Karaoke Star
2023-09-11: Galați, Romania – 90’s Pub
2023-09-12: Cluj-Napoca, Romania – La Tevi
2023-09-13: Timișoara, Romania – Manufactura
2023-09-14: TBA, Hungary – TBA
2023-09-15: Veszprém, Hungary – Terem
2023-09-16: Prague, Czech Republic – Hospoda Brouk
2023-09-17: TBA, Czech Republic – TBA
2023-09-20: Kraków, Poland – Garage Pub
2023-09-21: Warsawa, Poland – Metal Cave
2023-09-22: Olsztyn, Poland – Pub Las
2023-09-23: Kaunas, Lithuania – Baras Galera
After Earth was created in the fall of 2017 in Skövde, Västra Götaland, Sweden, but it was only in mid-2019 that the band found a stable line-up and crafted enough material to start playing live shows.
Then, the global pandemic forced them to cancel a few shows so they opted to record new songs instead,and in 2020 After Earth self-released their debut EP ‘Before It Awakes’, which was met with great critical acclaim.
The following two years were a bit turbulent for the band as they suffered some line-up changes, yet the Swedes still managed to release a single ‘From Age to Aeon’ in 2022, which was a heavier track clearly showing where After Earth was heading musically.
In early 2023, just a few weeks before the recordings of their debut album: ‘The Rarity of Reason’ started, After Earth suffered another setback when both guitarists decided to leave for various reasons. The remainder of the band (Marcus Rydstedt: vocals, Anton Vehkaperä: drums and guitars, Olof Öman: Bass and acoustic guitars) then spent two weeks together with producer and studio engineer Robert Kukla at Obsidian Recording Studios to work on the album. Anton Vehkaperä recorded the majority of electric guitars on the album (bar solos which were outsourced to Christoffer Nilsson) while Olof Öman recorded the acoustic parts as well as chords.
Drums were recorded at a later date by Anton Vehkaperä in Nordic Sound Lab. The album was mixed by Rob Kukla and then mastered by death metal studio legend Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman.