Chicago sci-fi death metallers Gigan have announced the release of their fourth full-length album. The upcoming effort, which follows 2013’s Multi-Dimensional Fractal-Sorcery and Super Science, will be titled Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence and will be released on September 15 via Willowtip Records. The record was tracked at Big Bad Sound Studios by engineer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, etc) and will feature eight new tracks of psychedelic tech death.
Gigan sole-songwriter and guitarist Eric Hersemann commented on the impending release:
“Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence” is the culmination of over ten years of imagination and vision; a colorful and maddening exercise in vibrant technical proficiency and unbridled passion. This newest GIGAN record has all the familiar feelings and spectrums that have occurred in the past; within the GIGAN Universe, along with a razor-sharp and deadly approach facilitated by a new writing and recording environment. Created naturally as always-without computer trickery and with natural drums, guitars and other instruments, “Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence” is not just an arrangement of sweeps and scales thrown together and delivered at high velocity or a random hodgepodge of dissonant wankery. It is instead the next evolutionary step towards heavy music’s inevitable future, encompassing a full palette of mind-bending musical extremism. Open your minds and experience wherever GIGAN may take you.”
The album’s cover art and track listing can be found below, along with a stream of its third track, “Plume of Ink Within a Vacuum”
- Wade Forward Through Matter and Backwards Through Time.
- Elemental Transmography
- Plume of Ink Within a Vacuum.
- Ocular Wavelengths’ Floral Obstructions.
- Hideous Wailing of the Ronowen During Nightshade.
- Hyperjump-Ritual Madness.
- Clockwork With Thunderous Hooves.
- In Between, Throughout Form and Void