Dälek are releasing their eight album, “Precipice”, on April 29th via Ipecac Recordings.
Lest We Forget
Decimation (Dis Nation)
Devotion (when I cry the wind disappears)
A Heretic’s Inheritance
The first single of the new album is “Decimation (Dis Nation)”. The video for the track was directed by founder Will Brooks, aka MC Dälek.
Brooks shared this in a statement: “Precipice was a completely different record pre-pandemic. We had been working on the sketch of what the album was going to be at the end of 2019. I think me and (Mike) Manteca had narrowed it down to 17 joints out of the 46 or so that we had started with. Me and Joshua Booth had taken the 17 and really fleshed out the joints. The idea was to bounce them back to Mike and then arrange write lyrics. 2020 obviously had different plans for everybody. We basically put everything on hold. I ended up doing the MEDITATIONS series that year on my own. I think the catharsis of that projects, its rawness, the pandemic, all the death, the social upheaval, everything that went down… when I went back and listened to what we had down… it just wasn’t right anymore, it wasn’t strong enough, it wasn’t heavy enough, it wasn’t angry enough. It just didn’t say what I needed it to say.”
Precipice was recorded and mixed by the two band members at their Deadverse Studios in Dälek’s hometown of Union City, N.J. Tool’s Adam Jones guests (guitar/synth) on “A Heretic’s Inheritance.” The album’s cover was created by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Withered) with interior packaging featuring the art of afrofuturist painter, Mikel Elam.
There are no scheduled live yet for the USofA (nor Tijuana).
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