Icelandic death metal act Beneath have announced the release of their third full-length record. The forthcoming effort, which follows 2014’s The Barren Throne, will be titled Ephemeris and will be released on August 18 via Unique Leader Records. The album was
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.) and will feature drumming from Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy, etc).
Vocalist Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason commented on the upcoming record:
“We are immensely proud to announce the release of our third full-length album Ephemeris. We teamed up with Mike Heller to provide session drums for the nine-track album which adds a whole new dimension to the soundscape of Beneath. Make sure to not miss the release date on August 18th!”
Guitarist Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson adds:
“Ephemeris has been a demanding album for us personally and in many ways, it represents a turning point for the band. We’ve always pushed ourselves in ways that keep us invested and engaged in our music, and on this album, that meant making big changes to our overall sound. There are songs that are a marriage of pure heaviness and brutality, while on the other spectrum there are some very challenging technical arrangements pushing the limits of our playing abilities. In the end, we ended up with an album that feels musically multidimensional and that we are extremely proud of.”
The album’s track listing can be found below, along with a stream of the opening track “Constellational Transformation”.
1. Constellational Transformation
6. Cities Of The Outer Reaches
7. Medium Obscurum
8. Amorphous Globe