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Also sprach Futura

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about

"Also sprach Futura" is the latest work of dystopian singularity from a band engaged in an intense process of evolution and refinement since their eponymous 2013 debut.

LYCHGATE here meld the swarming, stained-glass complexity of 20th Century classical, the phantasmagoric, intertwining riffage of progressive Death Metal, the heft and texture of Funeral Doom and the conceptual density of forward-thinking Black Metal into four of the most addictive, propulsive and potent compositions they have created to date.

Thematically the record examines nightmarish, all-too-real concepts which include transhumanism, simulacra and simulation, post-humanity, the uncanny valley, Pygmalionism and the fictional machine Golem XIV, which exceeds human intelligence.

" Also sprach Futura" is a sui generis juxtaposition of the transcendental and the guttural, myth and metropolis, the weird and the eerie, fin-de-siècle aestheticism and a startling vision of a deeper, darker future indeed…

credits

released March 13, 2020

J. C. Young “Vortigern” - Guitar, Organ, Mellotron, Vocals
Greg Chandler - Vocals
T. J. F. Vallely - Drums
A. K. Webb - Bass
S. D. Lindsley - Guitar

All music written by Vortigern in the year 2018, except Simulacrum and Vanity Ablaze, written by Vortigern and S. D. Lindsley.
All lyrics by Vortigern.
Drums recorded at Eidola Studio, UK.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Studios, UK.
Photography by Simon Francis, except photograph of Greg Chandler by Paul Ward.
Logo by Luis Miguel.
Circle image by Kate Dawkins Studio.
Layout concept by Vortigern and Khaos Diktator Design.
Painting, illustrations, graphic design and layout by Khaos Diktator Design.

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Lychgate London, UK

LYCHGATE is an unorthodox black metal band deeply rooted in the classical tradition, laying mesmerising riffage atop a foundation of pipe organ and psychedelic atmospheres to create a totally unique listening experience.


2013:
Lychgate

2015:
An Antidote for the Glass Pill

2018:
The Contagion in Nine Steps

2020:
Also sprach Futura


Under the sign of Debemur Morti Productions
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