Godspeed You! Black Emperor detail album no.5

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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:

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

  1. Peasantry Or ‘Light! Inside Of Light!’ 2. Lambs’ Breath 3. Asunder, Sweet 4. Piss Crowns Are Trebled