Fallujah, Psycroptic, Interloper, & Cognitive Announce North American Tour

Fallujah, Psycroptic, Interloper, and Cognitive have announced a fall North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/11 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky-A-Go-Go
09/12 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
09/13 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
09/14 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
09/15 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
09/16 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/17 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
09/18 Houston, TX – Acadia
09/20 Orlando, FL – The Haven
09/21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
09/22 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
09/23 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
09/24 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
09/26 Providence, RI – Alchemy
09/27 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martiniere
09/28 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
09/29 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
09/30 Albany, NY – Empire Underground
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
10/02 Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Masonic (Asylum)
10/03 Chicago, IL – Reggies
10/04 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
10/05 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
10/06 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/07 Calgary, AB – Dickens
10/8 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
10/10 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/11 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/12 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/13 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
10/14 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery District
10/15 Santa Ana, CA – Stages

Fallujah To Release New Album “Empyrean” In September, Premiere “Radiant Ascension” Video

Fallujah have announced that their new album, “Empyrean,” will be released on September 9. The effort features the band’s latest lineup, which now consists of vocalist Kyle Schaefer (Archaeologist), bassist Evan Brewer (ex-The Faceless), guitarist Scott Carstairs, and drummer Andrew Baird. A video for the first single, “Radiant Ascension” (feat. Tori Letzler), can be found below:

“Empyrean” Track Listing:

01. “The Bitter Taste Of Clarity”
02. “Radiant Ascension” (feat. Tori Letzler)
03. “Embrace Oblivion” (feat. Katie Thompson of Chiasma)
04. “Into The Eventide” (feat. Katie Thompson of Chiasma)
05. “Eden’s Lament”
06. “Soulbreaker”
07. “Duality Of Intent” (feat. B>David Wu of Cyborg Octopus)
08. “Mindless Omnipotent Master” (feat. Chaney Crabb of Entheos)
09. “Celestial Resonance”
10. “Artifacts” (feat. Tori Letzler)

Carstairs commented:

“After such an experimental expression [with ‘Undying Light‘], we sat down to write ‘Empyrean‘ completely refreshed and inspired, It was like the musical tension of the last decade had been released, and we were ready to achieve goals the band had originally set out for. ‘Empyrean‘ is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven’t achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone.

Every Fallujah album has been a reflection of whatever ideas felt the freshest and exciting to us at that particular point in time. We’ve developed our own defined sound over the years, but on this album, our new members helped bring in some new perspectives. We incorporated new elements such as counterpoint and tempo changes but maintained elements integral to the band and even brought back techniques used in older records. At this point, it’s all about elegantly presenting the sound we have cultivated over the last decade.”

He also added:

“From the beginning of this writing process and until the end, we painstakingly made sure every aspect of this record would blow away our listeners. We meticulously scrutinized every riff and note choice. There has never been this much effort put into a Fallujah record as we did with ‘Empyrean,’ and the result is a truly monstrous record that we believe is the band’s best work by a significant margin. We showed you restraint on the last record. Now, let us show you what happens when we leave it all on the table.”

Fallujah Announce Spring Headlining Shows

Fallujah have booked some headlining shows around their upcoming tour with Rivers Of Nihil, Alluvial, and Warforged. Here’s the dates:

05/04 Chattanooga, TN – Ziggy’s Music Box
05/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
06/06 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle Brewing
06/07 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
06/08 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
06/09 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
06/11 Boise, ID – The Shredder
06/12 Reno, NV – Dead Ringer Analog Bar

Fallujah Tease New Music

Fallujah recently revealed that they were working on a new album and now they have shared a teaser from the sessions. You can check that out below:

Fallujah Recruit Nico Santora (Lillake, Etc.) For Upcoming Tour

Fallujah have recruited guitarist Nico Santora (Lillake, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Faceless) for their upcoming tour with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, etc. The band tweeted the following:

Fallujah Premiere New Song “Dopamine”

Fallujah have premiered a new song titled “Dopamine.” This track is from the band’s new album “Undying Light,” which will be released on March 15. That effort is the group’s first with new frontman Anthony Palermo and their first since the departure of guitarist Brian James.

Scott Carstairs commented:

“With ‘Undying Light‘ we pushed the boundaries of what we consider to be progressive music. The album presents the listener with as varied a sonic terrain as you would come to expect from Fallujah. We’re excited to share with you some of the darker moments from ‘Undying Light‘. ‘Dopamine‘ highlights the struggle for authenticity in an increasingly inauthentic world.

The fleeting pleasure and false loves of our time. We set out to create a new sound within the atmospheric tradition of Fallujah, and ‘Dopamine‘ reveals the deepest moments of rejection and rebellion found on ‘Undying Light‘. This current tour with Obscura, Allegaeon and First Fragment is connecting us with so many new and old fans that we feel we have to share this song within a live setting, face to face. European friends and family come to a show and check out ‘Dopamine‘.”

[via Heavy Consequence]

Fallujah Introduce New Vocalist Anthony Palermo In New “Undying Light” Trailer

Fallujah have shared a new trailer for their new album “Undying Light“ (out March 15). The clip offers fans an introduction to their new singer Anthony Palermo (Underling).