PREORDER! RELEASE DATE 31st March !
350g/m² gatefold cover, 180 gram vinyl, download code, etching on side D
100 white & grey (Side A/ Side B)
Tempest is the long awaited sophomore full-length from UK instrumetal titans, Telepathy. Recorded, mixed and mastered at London’s Orgone Studios by lauded producer /engineer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Opeth, Paradise Lost, Altar of Plagues, Cathedral ), Tempest follows in the footsteps of Telepathy’s critically acclaimed 2014 debut 12 Areas and is very much a concept record. Tempest depicts the harrowing journey of a person beset with grief and faced with total isolation after awaking from a great flood. The album guides the listener on a journey through awakening, desolation and finally acceptance.
Further showcasing the band’s no-holds-barred approach to songwriting,
Tempest fuses elements of post-metal, sludge, doom and black metal
with unorthodox and complex song structures, creating a cohesive and
cathartic tapestry of unique instrumental metal. The inclusion of tortured
vocals on the album’s centerpiece, Echo of Souls, shows a band un afraid
to travel into uncharted waters, further cementing their reputation
as a forward thinking and unique group in today’s experimental metal
scene. Where its predecessor 12 Areas was by intention a chaotic and
furious exploration of sound, Tempest marks a shift towards a more
balanced and open sonic pallette. More dynamic, spacious and refined
than before, but with an added emphasis on sonic weight, unbridled
heaviness, melody and emotional depth.
Telepathy spent the majority of 2016 stunning audiences up and down
the UK with their immersive and intense live show, building upon their
ever growing following. Highlights included appearances alongside
fellow UK metal veterans Raging Speedhorn, Oathbreaker, American
post-metal pioneers and labelmates Rosetta and most notably an
appearance at the prestigious Desertfest in London. The band recently
completed a five date European tour in September 2016 which
saw the band return to Incubate Festival in Tilburg for the second time.
Tempest marks a brand new chapter in the band’s career, and with
its definitive line-up in place — owing to the addition of new bass player
Teddy-James Driscoll — Tempest showcases a ruthlessly punishing,
heavy and emotionally demanding take on instrumental music. The 2×LP
comes with an etching on side D, download code and on 180 gr vinyl.