Leeds, UK via Graz, Austria based band COGNIZANCE are today premiering their latest single, Oneiric, via Metal Injection. Accompanying the premiere COGNIZANCE
have shared a performance clip of the song, showcasing the bands technical prowess and airtight musicianship. Oneiric is the third track to be taken from the death metal band's upcoming sophomore album, Upheaval, due out via Prosthetic Records on September 24.
Oneiric will be available via all streaming services on Friday, September 10.
Speaking on the single premiere, COGNIZANCE comments: "Oneiric is the third single from Upheaval and showcases the more technical and extreme side of COGNIZANCE. This was the first song Apostolis wrote for the band after joining as a guitarist and is a great exhibit of the flavour he adds to our sound. The lyrics of the song were inspired by Dorris Lessing's 'Canopus in Argos' series and explores the dichotomy between improvement and elimination of the human condition."
Similarly to 2019's Malignant Dominion, COGNIZANCE once again took to recording and self-producing their latest effort. Guitars and bass were recorded in the scenic sleepy village of Dent in Northumberland, and engineered by guitarist Alex Baillie. The demonic voice of vocalist Henry Pryce was captured in the eerie surroundings of an urn factory. Drums were recorded overseas at Rock Studio, Austria by Sebastian Wrum, with David delivering another performance of blast beats, intricate grooves and jaw dropping fills. Upheaval was mixed and mastered by legendary Swedish producer Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Architects, Dimmu Borgir), adding the final cutting edge to the record.
Since Malignant Dominion, COGNIZANCE have solidified their lineup as a five piece - welcoming second guitarist, Apostolis “Yage” Karydis, adding an extra dimension to their sound. The last year also saw long-time drummer David Diepold sharing duties with German tech-death kings Obscura. On Upheaval, COGNIZANCE once again demonstrates that speed and technicality can fully embrace groove and hooks to compelling effect.
Watch the music videos for Upheaval's singles so far:
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