ELDER reveals first details on new album “Omens”

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Psychedelic heavy rock virtuosos, Elder, have shared first details about their hotly anticipated, fifth studio record, Omens. The album is set to be released with Armageddon Shop and Stickman Records on April 24.

In the last dozen years, Elder has stepped out of the shadows of their peers in the heavy rock underground to emerge a unique voice, delivering album after album of almost unparalleled consistency and creativity. Omens, the band’s fifth full-length record, is the newest pillar in the construction of their own musical universe. Across five songs and 54 minutes, Elder further embrace experimentation in their brand of progressive psychedelic rock in which atmosphere, melody and structure are created and transformed again and again. Singer/guitar player Nick DiSalvo explains:

To me, Omens is our most complete work to date: a set of songs that express the breadth of the band’s collective influences. After recording The Gold & Silver Sessions EP, it felt like we fully scratched the itch to explore our minimalist side, taking a step back from the proggy song structures and heavy guitar work of our previous records and just letting the music drift along. When returning to work on Omens, the goal was to integrate these two tendencies in the band – to make a modern day progressive rock record, but also to take time to jam and float when need be. Most importantly, I feel the spirit of adventure in our music is alive and well, and we missed no opportunity to bring in a whole new arsenal of sounds to the record.”

Omens was recorded and mixed at Black Box Studios in France with engineer Peter Deimel (Shellac, dEUS, Motorpsycho) and mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago. The result is an album that is rich, warm and dynamic, presenting the many layers of Elder‘s complex sound clearly and offering new discoveries with every listen. Elder will embark on US and European tours this spring through summer to support the record, which is slated for release on April 24 in the US via Armageddon Shop and in Europe via Stickman Records.

While the full cover artwork will be revealed in the weeks ahead, the Omens tracklisting reads as follows:

  1. Omens
  2. In Procession
  3. Halcyon
  4. Embers
  5. One Light Retreating

More news soon. In the meantime, check out Elder‘s catalog here on Bandcamp.

Elder Live Dates:
May 6  Brooklyn, NY  Elsewhere
May 7  Philadelphia, PA  Underground Arts
May 8  Richmond, VA  Richmond Music Hall
May 9  Asheville, NC  Mothlight
May 10  Atlanta, GA  The Earl
May 12  Lexington, KY  Cosmic Charlies
May 13  Nashville, TN  Mercy Lounge
May 14  New Orleans, LA  One Eyed Jacks
May 15  Houston, TX  Secret Group
May 16  Austin, TX  Barracuda
May 17  Dallas, TX  Blue Light
May 19  Albuquerque, NM  Sister Bar
May 20  Denver, CO  Hi Dive
May 22  St. Paul, MN  Turf Club
May 23  Chicago, IL  Reggie’s
May 24  Cleveland, OH  Grog Shop
May 26  Detroit, MI  Sanctuary
May 27  Toronto, ON  Lee’s Palace
May 28  Montreal, QC  Café Campus
May 29  Boston, MA  ONCE Ballroom

05.- 06.06. CH – Heavy Psych Sounds Fest / Gaswerk Winterthur
26.06. DE – Sound of Liberation Birthday Bash / Schlachthof Wiesbaden
27.06. DE – Sound of Liberation Birthday Bash / Backstage München

with many more dates to be announced soon!

Elder is:
Nick DiSalvo – Guitars, vocals, keyboards
Michael Risberg – Guitars, keyboards
Jack Donvan – Bass
Georg Edert – Drums

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