Avant black/doom psychonauts Lychgate unveil a mind-melting new track

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(Image credit: Debemur Morit Productions)

If you’re a fan of the carnivalesque, wandering around cities at 3am with a host of drugs in your system having a grand battle royale, and the kind of down-the-rabbit-hole, sense-warping realms where Chthulhu stirs… we might have something for you.

We are hosting an exclusive stream of Progeny Of The Singularity, by UK-based progressive black/doom metal outfit Lychgate. The song is the first single to be issued from the band’s impending EP, Also Sprach Futura, due on March 13 through Debemur Morti Productions.

Also Sprach Futura was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Greg Chandler of Esoteric at Priory Recording Studios (Esoteric, Fen), who also provides vocals to the album. The album’s cover art painting, illustrations, design, and layout were handled by Khaos Diktator Design.

Progeny Of The Singularity itself begins on a lyrsegic swirl of organs, hits a beat that tips your heart into panic-stricken overdrive and tips into the churning bowels of Hades, passing through its jazz lounge where lost souls smoke sulphurous cigarettes and glimpse riff-driven rays of tantalising light.

Progeny Of The Singularity needs to be heard to be believed, and even then, probably won’t be believed. Nevertheless, test your hold on the rational world and dive into the baleful currents of Progeny Of The Singularity below!

Also Sprach Futura be releases on digipack MCD, 10" vinyl, special edition 10" vinyl, and all digital platforms via Debemur Morti Productions on March 13. Find preorders at Bandcamp, the US label shop, and the Euro webshop.


Jonathan Selzer

Having freelanced regularly for the Melody Maker and Kerrang!, and edited the extreme metal monthly, Terrorizer, for seven years, Jonathan is now the overseer of all the album and live reviews in Metal Hammer. Bemoans his obsolete superpower of being invisible to Routemaster bus conductors, finds men without sideburns slightly circumspect, and thinks songs that aren’t about Satan, swords or witches are a bit silly.