Australian prog rockers Karnivool have finally released details of the long awaited follow-up to their 2009 opus Sound Awake. The band’s third full-length album will be titled Asymmetry and will see an Australian release date of July 19th. Release date and pre-order information for North America will be coming soon via Density Records, but Australian pre-orders are now live at this location.
Along with the announcement came the debut of the group’s new single and music video, ‘We Are‘, which can be viewed below.
Asymmetry will feature 14 tracks and 67 minutes of new music from the group. From the press release:
“I think each time Karnivool walk into another record we all want to explore new ground,” explains vocalist, Ian Kenny. “We want to open the door to our musical basement, switch the light off and tumble down the stairs into god knows what. Each time we switch the light on again we are a different band.”
“We wanted this record to be a natural evolution from Sound Awake,” adds guitarist, Drew Goddard. “It needed to be more honest and raw, sound wise and song wise, exploring unchartered territory for the band while holding true to the things that make Karnivool… Karnivool.”
“As a theme or title, it’s very much a broad brushstroke,” says Goddard of the album’s moniker. “It’s one that we feel encompasses where we are at in a musical sense at this point in time. We are very much into big ideas that are open to interpretation, ideas that can mean different things to different members of the band as well as the listener.”
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.