One of the coolest progressive metal bands over the last decade has been Los Angeles’s Intronaut. They have been melding jazz styles, sludge, post, and other ambient noise into their own special brand of music. I was a big fan of their 2013 release, Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones), and their 2010 album, Valley of Smoke, was when I first learned of Intronaut.
Yesterday, Intronaut announced their newest album, which will arrive November 13th through Century Media. This will be the fifth studio album from the Los Angeles quartet; it is called The Direction of Last Things. Lead singer, Sacha Dunable, in a press release stated about the album:
“I don’t care how cliché it is to say; this is our best record yet! This is Intronaut at our most technical, brutal, catchy, and straight up fearless. I haven’t been this proud of an album since we recorded our first demo 10 years ago. We took a somewhat unusual approach and tracked most of it live over the course of four days, then handed it off to Devin Townsend to mix. The result is pure magic. Prepare your earholes for fornication.”
With that being said, you can understand the excitement surrounding the impending release. Intronaut will be heading out on the road in support of Between the Buried and Me on “The Coma Ecliptic Tour III” with Enslaved and Native Construct starting mid-November. That will be a tour to witness, make the effort to go see it! The album artwork for The Direction of Last Things is pictured below.