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ALBUM RELEASE: Kassad - London Orbital

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, January 10, 2020 Under: Kassad
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London Orbital has commenced. Citizens are advised to seek immediate shelter.

Physical copies are in stock and shipping now, as well as a limited white “London Orbital” shirt, and two bundle options including a Kassad sticker, photography from Brutal Colours, and Kassad’s 2017 album “Faces Turn Away” If you prefer digital, “London Orbital” is now available as a Name-your-price digital download on Bandcamp, and is also streaming on Youtube, Spotify, and other platforms.

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Album notes:
Combining abrasive and gritty black metal with hallucinatory ambience and spiralling postrock intricacy, Kassad’s name is synonymous with misery, futility, and madness of modern urban life.

"London Orbital", the new album, centers around modern urban living and looks to a near future of megacities where the city itself is a personified, malevolent being where human empathy and culture have been replaced by artificial intelligence. The artist adds: "I wanted to create music for an imagined, future London - one where the city’s monoliths of glass and concrete have come alive to assert their malevolent control over the millions of people that live and toil amongst them. Workers travel in the vast shadows of these buildings, in the tunnels and transport systems that snake below or in the briefest snatches of sun that are yet to be blacked out. If you tilt your head and look at the city just right, you can already see the light starting to turn to darkness."

1 - The Boundary (7:27)
2 - The Concrete (5:26)
3 - The Hope (8:14)
4 - The Hopeless (8:54)
5 - The Hollow (8:42)

Total: 38:46


"Deliciously cold, delectably dark, divinely twisted, this is an album of bleak blackness that haunts the memory long after it has ended."
-Games, Brrraaains, and a Head-banging Life

"The bleak darkness that radiates from London Orbital is one that fully submerses you. It’s not a happy album, and nor does it need to be. Instead, it fuels a sense of longing and misery that feels unnerving and still somehow, enjoyable. Kassad have found their niche with ‘urban black metal,’ and it offers the listener a glimpse into unflinching sorrow."
-Dead Rhetoric

"There’s an anguished, hopeless feeling that suffuses this album. The music reeks of despair and urban misery, a gloom that permeates every part of each of the songs."
-Wonderbox Metal

"London Orbital is fantastic album. It’s enjoyable and immersive, a modern take on Black Metal and has sprung from living in a city."
-Musipedia of Metal

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"The Boundary" Video Clip

"The Concrete" Video Clip:


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