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Shadowy experimentalists, Apprentice Destroyer, will release their new cinematic release, aptly entitled Permanent Climbing Monolith. The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Steve Peacock (Ulthar, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Pale ;Chalice, Mastery), Apprentice Destroyer is an experimental project that focuses on dense and layered soundscapes.
The first album, Glass Ceiling Universe (Castle Face, 2015) weaved an eclectic, driving soundtrack akin to analog Berlin school krautrock. With the recent expansion of 4 lead guitarists (including members of Vastum, Ulthar and Pale Chalice), modular synthesis and pummelling live percussion, Apprentice Destroyer’s new album and live show have developed into an exercise of harmonic overtone experimentation. Its heavy feedback laden melodies, cavernous vocals, and repetitive rhythmic fervor share dynamics with 70’s synth prog, punishing noise rock and prepared garage guitar academia.
Below you can listen to the new album’s title track ‘Permanent Climbing Monolith’. Steve comments: “From stacked feedback laden initiation, cavernous screamed krautrock, and dire harmonic doom consummation, Apprentice Destroyer’s 2nd track ‘Permanent Climbing Monolith’ may best encapsulate the piercing urgency and hypnotic disintegration found within the forthcoming album.”