Official press release:
NYC-area-based dark industrial unit, Theologian, will deliver its next ominous output with the release of the A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real LP in late August.
A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real further extends the immense catalog of Theologian recordings through labels including Crucial Blast, Handmade Birds, Malignant Records, the artist’s own Annihilvs Power Electronix and more even further into the darkest and most engulfing chasms. The latest tortured auditory from the soloist and collaborator, Lee M. Bartow (a.k.a. Theologian Prime), come in the form of four punishing sequences, nearly forty-five minutes of new material, the closing track engulfing nearly twenty-two minutes on its own. This latest deluge was created through Bartow’s collaborative explorations with David Castillo (Primitive Weapons, White Widows Pact) and Daniel Suffering (Whorid), with contributions from Matt Slagle and engineer Kevin D. Reilly, Jr., who has periodically worked with Bartow since the earliest incarnations of Navicon Torture Technologies in the mid-late 1990s. Tortured screams reach out over the tumbling industrial workings below. Low register whispered meanderings slowly rise to meet those screams. Machines’ rhythmic drones fold in on the voices. Sirens invite and warn. Sink into the synthetic abyss.
Redscroll Records will proudly issue Theologian’s A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real on LP as the first release under their new Nothing Under The Sun imprint on August 28th. This is a very fitting situation as the outlet and band have been longtime compatriots and this union furthers the embodiment of the direction Nothing Under The Sun plans to take, distorting the known into the unfamiliar. The album will see a one-time pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl, as well as digitally directly through Theologian.
Stand by for audio, preorder links and more in the coming days as A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real approaches. In the meantime, the artwork and track listing for the LP have been released.
Theologian will announce new live/regional tour actions to follow the release of A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real as well.
A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real Track Listing:
1. “Got Comes As A Wall”
2. “Surface Of The Real”
3. “The Sun Failed To Rise Today”
4. “Truthseeker’s Pick”