Godspeed You! Black Emperor will release their fifth album next month, they’ve announced.
Titled Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, it’s launched on March 31 via Constellation. The follow-up to 2012’s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! is their first standard-length studio outing since the late 90s, with the new material clocking in at 40 minutes.
They’ve issued an eight-minute excerpt from opening track _Peasantry Or ‘Light! Inside Of Light!’ _– hear it below.
The material is said to offer “a mighty slab of superlative sonics, shot through with all the band’s inimitable signposts and touchstones – huge unison riffage, savage noise/drone, oscillating overtones, guitar vs. string counterpoint, inexorable crescendos and scorched-earth transitions.”
Godspeed You! Black Emperor play four UK dates as part of a European tour, with tickets for on sale now (opens in new tab):
Apr 17: Manchester Albert Hall
Apr 18: Dublin Vicar Street
Apr 19: Glasgow O2 ABC
Apr 20: London Shepherds Bush Empire
Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress tracklist
- Peasantry Or ‘Light! Inside Of Light!’ 2. Lambs’ Breath 3. Asunder, Sweet 4. Piss Crowns Are Trebled