Alkaloid are now releasing their complete new forthcoming album ”Liquid Anatomy ” which will hit stores today on May 18th, 2018 via Season of Mist Records.
Statement of the band about the new upcoming album:
“After three intense years of writing and producing music we are thrilled to finally show our new album to the world. The amount of work we had put into it was mind-boggling. Second albums are typically the hardest ones to make in any band’s history. Why is that? Well, usually the second album creates controversy among fans who already have certain expectations that need to be full-filled. On the other hand at that point, a band is still in an early stage, so the process of formulating its own sound is fundamentally tied to how their second album will be (re)viewed. Luckily ALKALOID is a band founded by musicians who have a clear vision. Our main idea is a constant evolution of sound. From day one we planned to take the listener on a musical journey, taking detours into beautiful landscapes but also to very dark places and thus to create a unique listening experience. ‘Liquid Anatomy’ has become exactly that album, a wild ride through most diverse musical territories. We simply love it! I hope you will do too.”
Alkaloid have previously revealed the artwork of ”Liquid Anatomy”, which has been created by Christian Marti Weiss, and can be viewed together with the album details below.
1. Kernel Panic (5:42)
2. As Decreed by Laws Unwritten (8:09)
3. Azagthoth (5:38)
4. Liquid Anatomy (5:14)
5. In Turmoil’s Swirling Reaches (6:38)
6. Interstellar Boredom (5:07)
7. Chaos Theory and Practice (8:31)
8. Rise of the Cephalopods (19:42)
Taking its name from a class of chemical compounds that are often used for pharmacological ends and sometimes even possess psychotropic capabilities, Alkaloid is defined through the field of tension created between various musical opposites. The band merges extreme metal and other genres of music into a unique progressive style that the listener might somehow find familiar but has not heard its exact like yet.Drummer Hannes Grossmann (Obscura, Necrophagist, Blotted Science) and vocalist/guitarist Morean(Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) founded Alkaloid in 2013. Their expressed goal was to extend the dynamic range used in metal to its extreme limits. A full line-up came together quickly with the addition of Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist, Spawn Of Possession) and Danny Tunker (Aborted, God Dethroned) on guitars, and Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura) on bass.
This collective of friends started to work on their debut album ”The Malkuth Grimoire”, which was successfully crowdfunded and self-released in March 2015. After playing shows across Europe and a special gig in Cairo, Egypt which included a video shooting for their song “Cthulhu”, Alkaloid are now demonstrating insanely rapid musical progression with their second album.
‘Liquid Anatomy’ combines the maturity to be expected from veterans in the field of extreme metal with the fresh approach of a band eager to explore new paths.
Recorded, produced & mixed: Hannes Grossmann at Mordor Sounds Studio
Mastering: Alan Douches
Aftermath Institute o.o.s.r., The Netherlands
Studio 201 / Matthias Landes, The Netherlands
Grayskull Studios, The Netherlands
Linus Klausenitzer Studio, Germany
Morean: vocals, guitars
Christian Muenzner: guitars
Danny Tunker: guitars, backing vocals
Linus Klausenitzer: bass
Hannes Grossmann: drums
Emilio Saura: additional percussion on “Azagthoth”
Gatefold double LP in various colors