Peter Mohrbacher's surreal prowess adorns the band's tech death mastery once more.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Nuclear Blast Records is having one of their best years in recent memory, and they have no plans to stop. To add fire to their ongoing flame, Fallujah now announce the arrival of their new album, Empyrean, via Nuclear Blast on September 9th, complete with a glorious cover illustration by way of Peter Mohrbacher - a familiar face of the Fallujah discography. Empyrean is more than just visually stunning for it exemplifies the very best of what tech death can offer in its contemporary stages. The band maintain their musicianship at the upper echelon with an injection of soul and profound intentionality to every layer of the composition.
Songwriter/guitarist Scott Carstairs comments on the new record:
“After such an experimental expression [with 'Undying Light'], we sat down to write 'Empyrean' completely refreshed and inspired, It was like the musical tension of the last decade had been released, and we were ready to achieve goals the band had originally set out for. 'Empyrean' is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven’t achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone.
Every Fallujah album has been a reflection of whatever ideas felt the freshest and exciting to us at that particular point in time. We’ve developed our own defined sound over the years, but on this album, our new members helped bring in some new perspectives. We incorporated new elements such as counterpoint and tempo changes but maintained elements integral to the band and even brought back techniques used in older records. At this point, it’s all about elegantly presenting the sound we have cultivated over the last decade."
Experience Radiant Ascension below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.