US Progressive Metal pioneers and innovators PSYCHOTIC WALTZ will soon release their 5th studio album, “The God-Shaped Void”, worldwide on February 14th, 2020. Written and recorded with their full original line-up, “The God-Shaped Void”, showcases the first new PSYCHOTIC WALTZ music in 23 years and will be the band’s debut release for InsideOutMusic.
In anticipation of the release, PSYCHOTIC WALTZ are presenting a second single off the album today. Check out the song “All The Bad Men” via a video-clip created by Costin Chioreanu / Twight13Media (Leprous, At The Gates, Borknagar, etc.) here:
PSYCHOTIC WALTZ guitarist Dan Rock says of the song: “This started out from an old acoustic guitar riff I had back in the ‘90s before we broke up. Oddly, there is no acoustic guitar in it at all! It became the heavy verse riff. This song took a while to find the right notes for the lead and the proper groove for the drums. Early versions of this song make us cringe, so persistence obviously pays off, as it is one of our favorites from the album now.”
And PSYCHOTIC WALTZ say of the video: “For the first video we trusted visual artist Costin Chioreanu to come up with something fittingly dark, dystopian, abstract and trippy. And he really outdid himself! Besides, an animated video is a lot better than looking at a bunch of middle-aged guys rocking out in an empty warehouse.”
The basic tracks for “The God-Shaped Void” were recorded with engineer Ulrich Wild in the band’s hometown of San Diego, then the rest of the recordings at Studio D in Austria and finally the material was mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Fates Warning) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Artwork was created by longtime visual partner Travis Smith (Katatonia, Riverside, Nevermore).
The album’s bonus track “Season Of The Swarm” will be available on the limited Mediabook CD (which comes with expanded booklet and an exclusive logo patch), on the vinyl edition as well as on the Digital versions. A standard Jewelcase CD edition is available as well.
The vinyl edition of “The God-Shaped Void” comes as 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with gatefold packaging and with the entire album on CD as bonus in the following versions:
– Black 2LP + CD: Unlimited
– Lilac 2LP + CD: 200x copies from IOM Webshop – Sold Out!
– Transparent Blue 2LP + CD: 200x copies from Nuclear Blast
– Dark Green 2LP + CD: 300x copies from CM Distro
All formats are available for pre-order here: https://psychoticwaltz.lnk.to/TheGodShapedVoid