REAPING ASMODEIA are today premiering their brand new single, Simulacra, via Metal.de. Simulacra is the second single to be taken from the Minneapolis, MN trio’s upcoming third album, Darkened Infinity, due for release via Prosthetic Records on October 15. The track is another exploration of Darkened Infinity’s conceptual story of transcendence and consciousness, with Simulacra following the album protagonist’s descent into a distorted reality of sleeplessness and fear.
Simulacra will be available on all streaming platforms tomorrow (Friday, August 27).
Speaking on the single, the band comments: "We wanted to really encompass listeners with our latest single, Simulacra. It is the perfect segue into the overall dynamic and themes that we press upon throughout Darkened Infinity. The track directly follows 'False Awakening' in the flow of the album. The instrumental transcendence of the album's interlude Lamentations is used to create the atmosphere that ties these two songs together. As you continue to hear what we share, you will begin to grasp what we attempted to achieve in both dynamics and darkness on Darkened Infinity."
Produced and engineered by the band themselves in Minneapolis before being mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, All Shall Perish, Carnifex) at Castle Ultimate and Sharkbite Studios, Darkened Infinity’s intricate lead melodies unfurl with a menacing clarity when set against the album’s more abrasive tones.
Darkened Infinity’s concept begins steeped in tragedy as the album’s protagonist loses his family at the hands of humanity’s destructive force, with his own life hanging in the balance. As the tale unfolds, Lane’s lyrics thread together a story of immortality, malevolent entities and realms of dream logic - all the while exploring humankind’s inherent duality. Darkened Infinity’s thematic quest for transcendence is adroitly tied together in the opening and closing moments, suggesting enlightenment is not something to be obtained, but merely ‘the consequence of being’.
In the four years since their 2017 effort, Impuritize, REAPING ASMODEIA have relentlessly pursued the US live circuit, playing shows alongside the likes of Slaughter To Prevail, Rivers of Nihil, The Faceless and many more - refining their craft with a perseverance and determination akin to few others. Discontent with resting on their laurels, REAPING ASMODEIA in 2021 are a far more seasoned beast, ready and willing to obliterate all notions of time mellowing their appetite and musical ambitions.
Immersive, immense and infinitely satisfying - Darkened Infinity deftly places REAPING ASMODEIA amongst the genre’s most promising and consistently intriguing groups.