Canadian kings of Technical Death Metal, CRYPTOPSY, have announced their return with “As Gomorrah Burns”, their first full-length album in over a decade, due out September 8th via Nuclear Blast Records. Now, CRYPTOPSY has unchained the record’s first single, “In Abeyance”, and accompanying video, directed by Chris Kells (THE AGONIST, BENEATH THE MASSACRE).
The groundbreaking, Extreme Metal foursome emerge renewed and as vital as ever on their massively anticipated album, which continues their trailblazing path of sonic exploration and exceptionally complex songwriting, for one of their most tumultuous albums yet.
Commenting on the impending record, vocalist Matt McGachy says: “I’m excited to finally unveil ‘As Gomorrah Burns’. It’s an album that we have been crafting for the past five years. A meticulous endeavour that we are proud of. It’s the perfect medley of old school CRYPTOPSY with a few modern twists. We’ve leaned heavily into the grooves and let some of the riffs breathe just a little more than we have on the past few releases. I’m really stoked about the new era of CRYPTOPSY.”
McGachy adds about the new single: “ ‘In Abeyance’ is conceptually about feeling isolated while being submerged in a new environment. The hunt for a sense of belonging while mourning a previous life. Musically, it’s a slap in the face. It’s a banger that appears to be straightforward yet remains ultra complex.”
CRYPTOPSY has also teased an upcoming fall headlining “Carnival Of Death” tour of North America in support of “As Gomorrah Burns”. Dates to be announced soon.
“As Gomorrah Burns” track listing:
- Lascivious Undivine
- In Abeyance
- Godless Deceiver
- Ill Ender
- Frayed the Swine
- The Righteous Lost
- Praise the Filth
You can watch the official music video for “In Abeyance” below: