Rising progressive metal group Kairos. have announced their third studio album Simulgression. The new album will continue the plot line and characters of their 2016 release Fission Spectrum.
Guitarist Tony Davis gave the following statement on the forthcoming album:
“Simulgression represents an expansion for Kairos., both musically and conceptually. We’ve taken the extremes of our sound and pushed them even further in all directions, and this is reflected in the concept story as well. The result is a hugely dynamic experience that can land anywhere from serene and tranquil to abrasive and unsettling. But even amidst all the changes, Simulgression still possesses that heavy and aggressive Kairos. sound that unifies all of our work.
We take inspiration from as many places as we can get it. Of course we take after our great progressive metal forefathers like Dream Theater and Between the Buried and Me, but we also find inspiration in other styles like fusion (Weather Report, Snarky Puppy). In addition to contemporary styles, Simulgression draws a lot from 20th and 21st-century composers, like Olivier Messiaen, Arnold Schoenberg, and Iannis Xenakis. It’s quite a mixed palette of sounds, but it all works in concert to create an intense but satisfying journey. We can’t wait to share it with everyone!”
Check out the album artwork:
Preorder the album, out May 18th, here.
May 18 – The Underground at the Fillmore – Charlotte, NC ***RELEASE SHOW***
June 10 – Milestone Club – Charlotte, NC