Following their much-acclaimed 2019 album, Emergence, August 26th will see Denver, CO based progressive metal outfit DREADNOUGHT return with their fifth full-length record, The Endless, via Profound Lore Records!
Featuring six brand new tracks spanning over 41 minutes, with their new album the band presents their most spellbinding musical feature yet. With riveting vocal performances, ferocious grooves, and soaring synthesis, the quartet offers a familiarity to the melodic awe of previous records “Lifewoven” (2013) and “Bridging Realms”(2015) as well as the dark complexities within “A Wake In Sacred Waves” (2017) and “Emergence”(2019), but with a beautifully fresh perspective in writing, production, and performance.
At its inception in 2012, Dreadnought’s four members, including guitarist/vocalist Kelly Schilling, drummer Jordan Clancy, bassist Kevin Handlon, and keyboardist/vocalist Lauren Vieira, strove for a project laser-focused on creativity and exploration, pulling from all aspects of their musical backgrounds to craft something exciting and unique. Joining in the common ground of extreme metal, the quartet explores a blend of prog, doom, folk, jazz, classical, black metal, and post rock.
Thematically, The Endless departs from the familiar abstract of Dreadnought’s first four albums and dives into a relatable character arc about the human divide of light and suffering. It is an overture to the complexities of the proliferation of life, exploring the trail of choices that shape our world and our lives. It invites the question, can we overcome our nature and make higher minded choices to better humanity and our planet? Or are we lost in a never ending cycle of shadow?
Tracklist reads as follows:
- Worlds Break
- Midnight Moon
- The Endless
- Liminal Veil
- Gears Of Violent Endurance
- The Paradigm Mirror
To shorten your wait for The Endless, with “Midnight Moon” Dreadnought have just released a first and intense album single. Listen to the track here:
The band comments:
“With Midnight Moon we aim to evoke feelings of intrigue and adventure, entangled with fear, betrayal, and chaos as our character finds herself swallowed by the depths of cult manipulation and espaces at an unforeseen cost.“
The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Pete de Boer of World Famous Studios. Artwork by Reza Afshar, photos by Frank Guerra, and design by Arcangel Impressions, Shane McCarthy, and Kelly Schilling.
The Endless will be coming out on August 26th and is available for pre-order HERE