London Orbital

by Kassad

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1.
The Boundary 07:27
The city on the hill Calls me for herself Wants to own me, like all the empty souls That live inside her walls A digital slave horde Eternal fires in code The city breathes them in The city is their skin Human minds punished by a god AI, forged to hate in human flaws It will find you The city on the hill Wants me for herself The city breathes me in The city is my skin
2.
The Concrete 05:26
3.
The Hope 08:14
4.
The Hopeless 08:54
5.
The Hollow 08:42

about

Combining abrasive and gritty black metal with hallucinatory ambience and spiralling postrock intricacy, Kassad’s name is synonymous with misery, futility, and madness of modern urban life.

"London Orbital", the new album, centers around modern urban living and looks to a near future of megacities where the city itself is a personified, malevolent being where human empathy and culture have been replaced by artificial intelligence. The artist adds: "I wanted to create music for an imagined, future London - one where the city’s monoliths of glass and concrete have come alive to assert their malevolent control over the millions of people that live and toil amongst them. Workers travel in the vast shadows of these buildings, in the tunnels and transport systems that snake below or in the briefest snatches of sun that are yet to be blacked out. If you tilt your head and look at the city just right, you can already see the light starting to turn to darkness."

Music video for "The Boundary": www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqIia64BTrY

Music video for "The Concrete": www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c-dR8fQ9PU

credits

released January 10, 2020

London Orbital was recorded and mixed at Lusus Studios, London
Mastering by Daniel Thabet at Liquid Studios
All music written and performed by Kassad
Artwork and photography by Brutal Colours: brutalcolours.com

*****

"Deliciously cold, delectably dark, divinely twisted, this is an album of bleak blackness that haunts the memory long after it has ended."
-Games, Brrraaains, and a Head-banging Life

"The bleak darkness that radiates from London Orbital is one that fully submerses you. It’s not a happy album, and nor does it need to be. Instead, it fuels a sense of longing and misery that feels unnerving and still somehow, enjoyable. Kassad have found their niche with ‘urban black metal,’ and it offers the listener a glimpse into unflinching sorrow."
-Dead Rhetoric

"There’s an anguished, hopeless feeling that suffuses this album. The music reeks of despair and urban misery, a gloom that permeates every part of each of the songs."
-Wonderbox Metal

"London Orbital is fantastic album. It’s enjoyable and immersive, a modern take on Black Metal and has sprung from living in a city."
-Musipedia of Metal

*****

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