cormorant 2013

We’ve already given you a heads up that Cormorant have taken the crowdsource route for their upcoming album Earth Diver. Since then, they’ve met their goal with a fairly comfortable amount of time left — 65 hours as of this writing — and secured the release of their first album without former frontman/bassist Arthur Von Nagel, who left the band to pursue a career in video games.

Almost as if in celebration of reaching their goal, the group are now streaming a new track from Earth Diver titled Waking Sleep‘ over at Stereogum. Author Michael Nelson has already heard the album, and claims that it may be better than their last album, Dwellings. Now that’s hype building, right there. He also drops names like Darkthrone and Opeth to describe ‘Waking Sleep,’ which sounds about right for the kind of darkened prog we’ve come to expect from Cormorant. It’s good to see that everything’s on the up and up!

No word on a release date for Earth Diver, but expect it out before the year’s end.

– JR


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