Philadelphia post-metal outfit Rosetta have announced the release of their sixth studio album. The new record, which follows 2015’s Quintessential Ephemera, will be titled Utopioid and will be self-released by the band on September 1. Utopioid was engineered and mixed by Francisco Botero with assistance from Alexis Berthelot at Studio G, Brooklyn, NY, July-August 2017. The record was produced by Botero and Rosetta, mastered by Carl Saff with artwork by Jordan Butcher for Studio Workhorse.
Vocalist/guitarist Eric Jernigan said the following of the impending effort:
“Composing Utopioid, we were wholly devoted to realizing the concept, disciplining ourselves to let the narrative shape all parts of the album — not just the lyrics, but everything down to the subtle ways rhythm or effects could alter the mood. We quickly let go of the imperative to write for live performance; although we will play many of these songs live, we felt freedom to explore the furthest reaches of our skills and imaginations.”
Guitarist Matt Weed adds:
“It’s the first album we’ve made where every single element, top to bottom, was created collaboratively — each of us has more of ourselves invested in this record than ever before.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below.
In support of the new record, the band will be embarking on a fall North American tour with direct support from North. The band collectively commented on the upcoming trek:
“We’re thrilled to play shows throughout the Western US and Canada this Fall, in support of our new album Utopioid. And we’re especially proud to be joined by our longtime friends in North, who we’ve had the pleasure to tour with several times over the years. Even beyond our brotherly kinship, they bring a level of inspired creativity to the stage night after night. For our part, we’re crafting a setlist pulling from the new album as well as many of our past releases, and look forward to connecting with old and new friends along the way. Can’t wait to see you out there.”
Those tour dates can also be found below.
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