Intronaut have posted a teaser for their new song “Cubensis.” The full track will debut on December 11 and it will serve as the first single from the band’s upcoming album.
Intronaut have announced some February headlining shows. These dates will take place before their tour with Cult Of Luna and Emma Ruth Rundle.
02/21 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
02/22 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
02/23 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Intronaut have confirmed that Alex Rudinger (Whitechapel, ex-The Faceless, etc.) will be playing drums on their new album. The band recently started recording the effort at Clear Lake Audio in Los Angeles, CA. With this news, the group have also revealed that Ben Sharp (Cloudkicker) has been involved in the sessions as well.
The band commented:
“Just wanted to let you all know that we are in the studio making the sixth Intronaut full-length, and do indeed have none other than Alex Rudinger playing drums on this new record. We have been working with him for over a year now writing this thing, and his high level of enthusiasm and insane work ethic really helped us make an excellent bunch of songs together.
This guy is an absolute beast and this album is going to be our best yet by far. As of now he has committed to doing just the album, but hopefully if our schedules allow for it he will come play some live shows with us as well.
Also worth noting, our best friend Ben Sharp (aka Cloudkicker) has written a couple riffs and recorded some guitar parts on this album as well.
We are tracking at Clear Lake Audio in Los Angeles with Josh Newell as we speak, and in late September Kurt Ballou will mix at his studio.”
“I’m very stoked to announce that I’ll be doing session drums on the next Intronaut album! I’ve been working/writing with Sacha, David, & Joe for the better part of the last year now, & I couldn’t be happier with the material. It’s without a doubt some of the craziest stuff I’ve written on drums, & the overall compositions by the guys are brilliant.
I’ve had a blast working with them (truly some quality human beings), & am very excited to start tracking today with Josh Newell!
In the meantime, we thought it’d be fun to announce all of this with a play-through of an older Intronaut tune – one of my personal favorites, “Fast Worms”, from their last release ‘The Direction Of Last Things‘. Tracking starts today with Josh Newell at Clearlake Studios in LA, with an early-2020 release date planned (via Metalblade Records!). Hope y’all dig…”
Intronaut have signed a new deal with Metal Blade Records. The band’s new album is expected to be released through the label in 2020.
Sacha Dunable commented:
“Intronaut are very excited to work with the legendary Metal Blade Records for our upcoming album and beyond. We’ve spent almost four years writing this thing, and it’s by far the most intense record we’ve ever made. It’s only fitting that it will come out on the most legit metal label around.”
It looks like Intronaut will soon be entering the studio to record their new album. The band issued the following statement:
“Pre-production for Intronaut album #6 is pretty much done and studio time is being booked as we speak. Expect new music and maybe some shows before the end of the year. Recording details and band lineup coming very soon.”
[via The PRP]
Intronaut have parted ways with Danny Walker (also of Phobia, etc.). The band decided to fire the drummer after he allegedly assaulted his ex:
“Due to some recent activity that we as individuals have zero tolerance for, Danny Walker is no longer the drummer in Intronaut.
The remaining three members will continue to write and prepare to record our 6th full length album.
We’re not sure who will play drums in our band from now on. If you’re out there, shout us a holler. firstname.lastname@example.org”
Walker also issued his own statement denying the allegations:
“I wanted to wait to make a statement here, but there’s some serious allegations of me being a woman beater. My recent ex had a friend of ours post pictures of her with a black eye which was self inflicted. She’s doing everything she can to create a smear campaign and it’s working. She’s involving all my bands and trying to ruin my music career. I’m really seeing who my real friends are.
Thank you to all who have taken my side. Enough is enough. If you have questions and or concerns about this feel free to message me, but this is out of hand! I’d love to get to the bottom of this. There are always two sides to every story. Instead of drawing your own conclusions maybe listen. Thanks and hope we can all get past this. I will be doing what I can take legal action. I am literally in tears.”
MetalSucks are also reporting that an anonymous source, who happens to be a prominent musician in the metal community, told them two other women have accused Walker of assault as well.
Intronaut have cancelled their April U.S. Tour with Bell Witch. The band said the following:
“Dear all –
We are unfortunately going to have to cancel our upcoming western U.S. tour dates, except for our appearance at STUMPFEST and our Los Angeles show at Echoplex. We hate cancelling shows but every once in a while life throws you a curveball and plans have to change. The good news is that we are going to use this time to finish writing our sixth full length album. due out (probably) later this year.
Sorry for any inconvenience this causes anyone. Please come see us here:
4/22/2017 Portland, OR @ Stump Fest
4/29/2017 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex”