Death metal band Blood Incantation to release full-blown ambient prog album

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One look at the band name and their logo is enough to let you now that normally you'd be reading abut US death metal quartet in Metal Hammer. But Blood Incantation have announced that they will release a full-blown ambient prog album, Timewave Zero, inspired more by the likes of Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, Popol Vuh and Dead Can Dance than Death and Morbid Angel!

Featuring just two tracks, the 20-minute Io and the 19-minute Ea, the album is purely instrumental, thus devoid of the kind of vocal growls that would normally have prog fans fleeing in terror. Timewave Zero will be released through Century Media on February 25.

“An astute listening to our previous recordings reveals a gradual and deliberate increase of experimental, progressive and psychedelic components," the band state. "Timewave Zero is the distillation of these elements into a concentrated piece; stripping away the Metal and emphasising the dark, cinematic and exceedingly cosmic atmosphere our music is known for.”

Recorded in World Famous Studio in Denver, Colorado Timewave Zero will be available as a 180g Gatefold LP+CD, a limited edition CD+Blu-ray digipak and on all digital platforms. 

The Ltd. 2CD digipak version will come along with an additional 27-minute-long bonus-track, Chronophagia, and contains a Blu-ray with the full album as 5.1 mix + over 40 minutes of visuals directed by artist Wayne Joyner.

Pre-order Timewave Zero.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.