“Renaissance In Extremis” is scheduled to come out on August 25th via Peaceville Records.
The English gentlemen AKERCOCKE have announced the band’s return to studio releases. A new partnership with Peaceville Records has been accomplished to publish the band’s sixth full-length album “Renaissance In Extremis”. on August 25. Mixed by Neil Kernon (NILE, DEICIDE) and mastered by Alan Douches (DEATH, MISFITS, CRO-MAGS) at West West Side Music, the disc is nothing short of a new dawn for these most eccentric of extremists.
David Gray commented:
“AKERCOCKE are proud and privileged to be returning to Peaceville Records this year for our new album, our first release for ten years. Peaceville unleashed the band on the wider metal community and were responsible for laying the foundations of our two-decade history. Therefore, it is wholly appropriate that they assist us once again in our mission to pursue quality progressive death metal to the masses!”
The first track has been officially revealed. Titled “Disappear”, it will be featured in the highly anticipated opus. Vocalist Jason Mendonça introduces the song by saying:
“‘Disappear’ gives a summary insight of all that follows on ‘Renaissance In Extremis’. It contains all of the classic AKERCOCKE hallmarks, yet aptly represents the band’s development in intent, style and delivery.”
A comprehensive reinvention and expansion of the band’s multifarious sound, Renaissance In Extremis delivers euphoric force and mind-boggling weirdness. There are scything thrash and death metal riffs in abundance, plus warped but elegant melodies and clouds of ugly dissonance; moments of unsettling calm and quiet. Renaissance In Extremis is a bold, bullish and belligerent statement of creative intent: metal’s dark spirit reborn in an explosion of bright ideas and inspirational fury.
“Renaissance In Extremis”
(Peaceville Records – 2017)
02. Unbound By Sin
04. First To Leave The Funeral
05. Familiar Ghosts
06. A Final Glance Back Before Departing
07. One Chapter Closing For Another To Begin
08. Inner Sanctum
09. A Particularly Cold Sept
Akercocke have confirmed they will be heading out on a headline tour of the UK in support of the release of Renaissance In Extremis. Hecate Enthroned will be in support.
Inner Sanctum tour:
13/10/2017 Glasgow – Audio
14/10/2017 Sheffield – Corporation
15/10/2017 Milton Keynes – The Crauford Arms
20/10/2017 Belfast – Voodoo
21/10/2017 Dublin – Voodoo lounge
22/10/2017 Nuneaton – Queens Hall
27/10/2017 Manchester – Rebellion
28/10/2017 London – Underworld
29/10/2017 Colchester- The Arts Centre
Photo by Tina Korhonen © 2017, all rights reserved.