NewsSeptember 6, 2018 9:02 PM ET1,072 views

Evoken to release album in November; new song online

Official press release: Hypnagogia is the impending new full-length from iconic death/funeral doom unit Evoken. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Sound Spa Studios in New Jersey by Steven DeAcutis, the crushing offering marks the band's first new output in six long years and comes swathed in the artwork of Adam Burke (Artificial Brain, Mos Generator, Hooded Menace). In advance of its release, the band has unveiled the devastating sounds of "Valorous Consternation" for public feasting. Offers drummer/lyricist Vince Verkay of the track, "'Valorous Consternation' is the first and only song off the new album played live. The song actually went through a few changes before given the stamp of approval. Originally, it ended with more of an uptempo. As usual, after playing through the song a few times, we felt it was missing something. We wanted something that expressed real anger and power. I think we have accomplished that. We played four festivals this past Winter, so we included 'Valorous Consternation' in the set. The feedback from the audience was really encouraging. The title came from [vocalist/guitarist] John [Paradiso], which is rare, but I think he picked a great title to describe the overall atmosphere of the song." Stream Evoken's "Valorous Consternation" at this location:
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Hypnagogia will see release on November 9th on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Profound Lore Records.

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