Indy Metal Vault is now streaming Spirit Division‘s new third album, Forgotten Planet, in its entirety! The third full-length offering from the Indianapolis doom trio is set for release on Friday, August 31, 2018.
Forgotten Planet represents a bold change in direction for the Indianapolis doom trio. The nine-track composition includes longer, more elaborate song structures, the band braiding the sonic cord from an array of deeper influence than before. The lyrics are also the darkest and most nihilistic that Spirit Division has ever written. Much of this can be attributed to the recruitment of Andy Bowerman (guitarist/vocalist), whose energetic style and intense approach has well integrated with Jace Epple’s intricate drumming patterns, as well as founding member (vocalist/bassist) Chris Latta’s melodic sensibility.
Bowerman also provided the striking artwork for Forgotten Planet and helmed much of the recording process. Drum recording and overall mixing were done at The Swollen Goat by Jeff Kaleth (of fellow Hoosier group Astral Mass), with mastering handled by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room LLC.
Forgotten Planet – Track List:
1. Forgotten Planet
2. Nothing To Be Missed
3. River Rising
4. The Light That Shines (When All Must Die)
5. Seeking The Crow Witch
9. King Of Scars
Some words from Spirit Division about the creation of Forgotten Planet:
“Forgotten Planet is easily the most experimental album Spirit Division has recorded. The songs are longer and more complex, but also very emotional in places. I had a feeling we would be going in a direction like this when Jace and I first started arranging new songs after No Rapture, but Andy brought an aggressive edge when he joined. He really pushed us to explore different sounds that we wouldn’t have otherwise. It’s truly a testament of how far we’ve come as a band” – Chris Latta (vocals/bass)
“Forgotten Planet felt like a raw exposure of the shadow self, that part of humanity most people don’t like to talk about” – Jace Epple (drums)
The first two singles “River Rising“ and “The Light That Shines (When All Must Die)” are available for streaming on Spirit Division‘s Bandcamp page.
SPIRIT DIVISION is:
Chris Latta: Vocals, Bass
Jace Epple: Drums
Andy Bowerman: Guitar, Vocals
Spirit Division was conceived in 2013, quickly becoming known in their Indianapolis, Indiana heavy music scene for their somewhat unique, vocally-driven slant on stoner doom metal. Their widely diverse doom sounds come by the obligatory influence of Black Sabbath, but meld in the likes of Danzig, Type O Negative, Sleep, (the) Melvins, and Pink Floyd and you have frenetically arrived at Spirit Division.
With the 2015 debut Spirit Division and a fast follow up of the sophomore release No Rapture only a year later, Spirit Division promptly garnered much praise from the heavy underground media, such as Doomed & Stoned, The Metal Observer, and The Obelisk.
The band’s third full-length album, Forgotten Planet, releases in late August 2018.