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Chicago post-metal trio RLYR – which is comprised of Trevor de Brauw (Pelican), Steven Hess (Locrian) and Colin DeKuiper (Bloodiest) – have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The new record, which follows 2016’s Delayer, will be titled Actual Existence and will be released on April 13 via The Flenser. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of new track “L.Layer” (via NPR).
Pre-order the record here.
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Trevor Shelley de Brauw – guitarist of Pelican, RLYR, Chord and others – has announced the release of his first solo record. The record will be titled Uptown and will be released on February 10 via The Flenser. Uptown will feature six guitar-generated drone/ambient works that were written and recorded over the span of nearly a decade. Fans of Earth or Brian Eno will want to dive into these drawn-out aural passages as soon as they can.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
RLYR brings together some of the more esteemed members of Chicago’s metal and experimental music scenes. Guitarist Trevor de Brauw (Pelican), drummer Steven Hess (Locrian) and bassist Colin DeKuiper (Bloodiest/ex-Russian Circles) combine the skills they have honed over the years in their respective musical projects for this new, truly massive sounding endeavor. On Delayer, the band’s debut effort, listeners can expect to be pummeled and enthralled by thick and colorful post-metal that deviates from the genre’s stagnant formula. With 42 minutes at their disposal, RLYR make every minute count.
Photo by Mark Dawursk
RLYR – the new instrumental trio featuring Trevor de Brauw (Pelican), Steven Hess (Locrian) and Colin DeKulper (Bloodiest, ex-Russian Circles) – have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Delayer, over at Noisey. Titled “Slipstream Summer”, the new track features stomping, fuzzed out guitar and bass grooves that bring City of Echoes-era Pelican to mind, but with a slight post-hardcore edge. The track can be streamed after the break.
Delayer will be released on June 17 via Magic Bullet Records. Pre-order here.
The band’s upcoming tour dates can also be found below.