Tempest is the long awaited sophomore full-length from UK instrumental titans, Telepathy, and is set to be released on March 31 on Golden Antenna Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered at London’s Orgone Studios by lauded producer /engineer Jaime Gomez Arellano ( Ghost, Opeth, Paradise Lost, Altar of Plagues, Cathedral ), Tempest follows in the footsteps of Telepathy’s critically acclaimed 2014 debut 12 Areas and is very much a concept record.
Tempest depicts the harrowing journey of a person beset with grief and faced with total isolation after awaking from a great flood. The album guides the listener on a journey through awakening, desolation and finally acceptance.
Further showcasing the band’s no-holds-barred approach to songwriting, Tempest fuses elements of post-metal, sludge, doom and black metal with unorthodox and complex song structures, creating a cohesive and cathartic tapestry of unique instrumental metal. The inclusion of tortured vocals on the album’s centerpiece, Echo of Souls, shows a band un-afraid to travel into uncharted waters, further cementing their reputation as a forward thinking and unique group in today’s experimental metal scene.
On new track Celebration of Decay, which you can listen to below, the band comment:
‘After this past year of writing and recording, we are thrilled to share the first taste of our new album, Tempest. Celebration of Decay was the first track we completed for during the writing process for Tempest, setting the tone for a darker, broader and more harrowing approach to our music for this record. We couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead.’
Where its predecessor 12 Areas was by intention a chaotic and furious exploration of sound, Tempest marks a shift towards a more balanced and open sonic pallette. More dynamic, spacious and refined than before, but with an added emphasis on sonic weight, unbridled heaviness, melody and emotional depth. Tempest marks a brand new chapter in the band’s career, and with its definitive line-up in place — owing to the addition of new bass player Teddy-James Driscoll — Tempest showcases a ruthlessly punishing, heavy and emotionally demanding take on instrumental music.
The 2×LP comes with an etching on side D, download code and on 180 gr vinyl.
April 2nd – Sheffield, Mulberry Tavern
April 6th – London, Camden Black Heart (Record Release Show)
April 7th – Birmingham, Venue TBC
April 8th – Bristol, the Louisiana
April 9th – Newcastle, the Cluny
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