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Chicago’s WITHOUT WAVES are today premiering a brand new track, titled Sleight in Shadows, and it’s accompanying visualizer via Distorted Sound. Sleight in Shadows

is the second single to be taken from the experimental metal group’s much anticipated third album, Comedian, which charts the quartet's emotion heavy time spent together as a group since their 2017 full length, Lunar. Comedian is due for release via Prosthetic Records on March 18, and is available to pre-order here.

Sleight in Shadows will be available on all digital streaming platforms on Friday, February 18.

Speaking on to us getting in a room and jamming things out. This song is riddled with nervous energy. It's about that feeling in the pit of your stomach that never settles, the restless leg that won't stop moving etc...We kept that nervous energy intact when jamming and even expanded upon it in certain sections of the tune. It showcases the primary components of our sound: catchy hooks, progressive riffs, chaotic rhythms, and a sprinkle of dissonance wrapped up into a four minute piece. We're really happy with how it turned out”

Having been a band for over a decade, and grown together - personally and creatively - for over half of their lives, the members of WITHOUT WAVES have an unspoken bond, a synergy that unites them and drives them forward. Despite the at-times difficult topics covered on the album, the band acknowledge that there is often humour to be found in human tragedy; comedy can soften hard truths which makes them easier to reckon with and process - hence the album title. Comedian is essentially an analogy for using art to disarm what troubles you.

Embracing the multiplicity of ways to interpret the label ‘progressive’, WITHOUT WAVES have created an album that would nestle comfortably in the record collections of fans of both The Dillinger Escape Plan and Devin Townsend, Gojira and Porcupine Tree. Their dynamic, experimental take on heaviness is evocative, thought-provoking and unconventional. Comedian
was self-produced alongside Rollin Weary, who also mixed the record, before it was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, OR.

For a band that has always been sonically heavy, WITHOUT WAVES have added an additional layer of intensity with Comedian, that adds emotional weight to what was already a crushing proposition.