ELDER Reveal Details About Brand New Album! 01/02/2020 News 5 ELDER Reveal Details About Brand New Album Omens Coming This April! [ photo by Anait Sagoyan ] Psychedelic heavy rock virtuosos, Elder, have shared first details about their hotly anticipated, fifth studio record, Omens. The album is set to be released on April 24th 2020 with Stickman Records and Armageddon Shop. In the last dozen years, Elder has stepped out of the shadows of their peers in the heavy rock underground to emerge a unique voice, delivering album after album of almost unparalleled consistency and creativity. Omens, the band’s fifth full-length record, is the newest pillar in the construction of their own musical universe. With it, Elder further embrace experimentation in their brand of progressive psychedelic rock in which atmosphere, melody and structure are created and transformed again and again. Following 2017’s Reflections of a Floating World and the 2019 experimental EP The Gold & Silver Sessions, it was anyone’s guess what the band’s next full-length might have in store. Having cemented their own sound – a dense yet lucid brand of heavy rock full of unexpected flourishes and progressive jaunts – the latter EP showcased an exact opposite side of Elder, more rooted in sparse krautrock and even jazz-tinged jams. Omens answers this speculation with a contradiction that embodies the spirit of Elder: somehow, there’s even more everything. In five cinematic songs, lush, intricately interwoven melodies grow and dissolve into spaced-out jams. Massive riffs thunder down into a churning sea of psychedelic sounds and unpredictable grooves carry away the listener. While the full cover artwork will be revealed in the weeks ahead, the Omens tracklisting reads as follows: 1. Omens 2. In Procession 3. Halcyon 4. Embers 5. One Light Retreating Elder paints pictures with their music, and Omens shows the band experimenting with an even more colorful palette – with good reason. After thirteen years, this is the first full-length recorded with a new lineup including guitarist Michael Risberg and new drummer Georg Edert, along with guest performances by Fabio Cuomo on Rhodes piano and synthesizers. This is music for a vacation from reality – or to lose oneself in another world. And yet Omens is not purely an exercise in escapism, but also reflects the increasingly bleak, confusing and antagonistic times in which it was written. Composed as a concept album spanning the lifespan of a civilization, the album also reads as a commentary on our own society hell-bent on profitability at the expense of our own lives and environment. Omens was recorded and mixed at Black Box Studios in France with engineer Peter Deimel (Shellac, dEUS, Motorpsycho) and mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago. The result is an album that is rich, warm and dynamic, presenting the many layers of Elder’s complex sound clearly and offering new discoveries with every listen! The band will embark on US and European tours this spring through summer to support the record, which is slated for release on April 24thin the US via Armageddon Shop and in Europe via Stickman Records. Elder Live Dates: May 6 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere May 7 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts May 8 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall May 9 Asheville, NC Mothlight May 10 Atlanta, GA The Earl May 12 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies May 13 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge May 14 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks May 15 Houston, TX Secret Group May 16 Austin, TX Barracuda May 17 Dallas, TX Blue Light May 19 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar May 20 Denver, CO Hi Dive May 22 St. Paul, MN Turf Club May 23 Chicago, IL Reggie’s May 24 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop May 26 Detroit, MI Sanctuary May 27 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace May 28 Montreal, QC Café Campus May 29 Boston, MA ONCE Ballroom 05.- 06.06. CH – Heavy Psych Sounds Fest / Gaswerk Winterthur 26.06. DE – Sound of Liberation Birthday Bash / Schlachthof Wiesbaden 27.06. DE – Sound of Liberation Birthday Bash / Backstage München with many more dates to be announced soon! For More Info Visit: www.facebook.com/elderofficial www.beholdtheelder.com www.instagram.com/elderband www.stickman-records.com www.armageddonshopboston.com Elder is: Nick DiSalvo – Guitars, vocals, keyboards Michael Risberg – Guitars, keyboards Jack Donvan – Bass Georg Edert – Drums Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.