Palace In Thunderland
premieres new video for the first single “Vicarious
” from their upcoming ‘The King Of The Empty Aeon
‘ at Ghost Cult Magazine
. Check out the video premiere here:
“With catchy licks and hooks reminiscent of classic prog bands, but also stoner influenced bands like Earthless, early-Kylesa, ASG, and Totimoshi, the track is as equally killer as the video!” ~ Ghost Cult Magazine
After nearly four years since their last release, Palace In Thunderland band surprises us with a new album in 2019. ‘The King Of The Empty Aeon‘ is the brainchild of Andy Beresky (guitars, vocals), Adam Abrams (bass, keyboards, vocals), and Monte Newman (guitar, vocals).
A nine-song concept album, its creation heavily inspired by Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’, Husker Du’s ‘Zen Arcade“, and Rush’s ‘2112‘. While the musical interpretation may be heard as a single song divided into distinct parts or a diverse set of songs joined to make a whole, ‘The King Of The Empty Aeon‘ is the most focused and complex release from the band thus far. The story…
The King of the Empty Aeon, the Maitreya, is the future Buddha referenced by pioneering Japanese Soto Zen Monk, poet, and thinker Eihei Dogen. The historic Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, sought enlightenment after his father’s deceptive attempts to shield his son from suffering and mask reality in a false world of pleasure were unveiled. It was foretold by the hermit sage Asita that the boy would become either a legendary king or an enlightened Sadhu – or Holy Man. But in an age of technological advancement, social media, and 24-hour news cycles, such a scenario would be an impossibility.
What causes and conditions would drive one living in this modern age to seek enlightenment, to become a fully actualized human being? This is the story of ‘The King Of The Empty Aeon‘, told as only the sonic prophets Palace In Thunderland can tell. You have just witnessed the witnessing of the witnessor..