Cognitive Premiere “Fragmented Perception” Music Video

Cognitive have premiered a new video for their song “Fragmented Perception.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Matricide.”

Shane Jost commented:

“I wrote ‘Fragmented Perception’ when I was in a dark place mentally. I felt trapped in a cycle of mundanity. Wake up, go to a job I despise, come home with no energy left to do things I actually care about. That stagnant life style eventually boiled over into a midnight surge of adrenaline and panic. I wrote the lyrics to the song in that frenzied state, while my mind was still racing.

It was a pleasure working with Eric Dicarlo (Square Up Studios) and watching Jon Rainey (Discovery Channel’s It Takes a Thief) act out the story part of the video. We wanted to go for a Groundhog Day vibe with the story while the performance video lighting was meant to be dark in the video, to represent the hard, dark times we all face going through life. It’s not easy or pretty but it’s very real.”

[via Decibel]

Cognitive Announce Spring Tour With Cryptodira & Hath

Cognitive have announced a spring headlining tour. Cryptodira and Hath will open.

Tour Dates:

04/23 Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
04/24 Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds
04/25 Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
04/26 Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub
04/27 Greensboro, NC – Lucky’s
04/28 Charleston, SC – Purple Buffalo
04/29 Jacksonville, FL – Archetype
04/30 Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
05/01 Tampa, FL – Pegusus Lounge
05/02 Tallahassee, FL – Blasted Music Hall
05/03 New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
05/04 Ausin, TX – Come and Take It Live
05/05 Dallas, TX – Blue Light
05/06 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozer’s
05/07 Houston, TX – White Swan
05/09 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
05/10 Harrisburg, PA – JB Lovedraft’s

Cognitive guitarist Rob Wharton said the following:

“After taking some time off to write our new record we wanted to scratch the itch of getting back on the road. We’ve focused hard on writing our new songs and we’re glad we did. It’s been a while since we did a headliner so we decided to make it special and get a diverse lineup of bands.

We have been a fan of Cryptodira for a long time, and their brand of death/ and math metal is inspiring to say the least. We took Hath out last January prior to them releasing their critically acclaimed album ‘Of Rot and Ruin‘, so we’re thrilled to bring them out now that everyone knows who they are. We’re excited to hit some new cities and just thankful to be on the road again. Keep an eye out for us being in a town near you!”