US-based prog outfit Lithium Dawn may draw parallels to Periphery to Karnivool with their more alt-rock approach to songwriting and melody, but they’re fast forging their own path as one of the new names to watch in the international modern prog scene. Although currently relatively unknown, Lithium Dawn are undertaking an ambitious task by preparing a double album, Tearing Back The Veil. The first half of the series, Ascension, is due out later this year, and in keeping with the group’s prog credentials, includes guest spots from Heavy Blog favorites Sithu Aye and Plini.
After the jump, you can get a glimpse past the veil with “Point of No Return” featuring the aforementioned Sithu Aye providing a killer guitar solo to compliment the spacey alt prog that unravels through the song’s seven minute runtime.
“Point of No Return” is but one piece of a seamless and dynamic record that utilizes atmospheric, orchestral, and dub influences across its hour-plus scope. It’s a massive undertaking for the band, and to realize that the entire album is only the beginning of a much larger project is mind-blowing.
Tearing Back The Veil I: Ascension will be available December 5th through the band’s Bandcamp page. We’re still a few months out from release, so check in with Lithium Dawn on Facebook for news as it comes in.