The World Is Quiet Here is mixes operatic vocals, mind-bending rhythms, and spacey progressive metal on their new single "Aphelion" and it's fantastic. It's like Devin Townsend got into a fight with Between The Buried And Me, and then Tesseract showed up.
"Zon is the next chapter of the story we started with Prologue, picking up exactly where we left off," said bassist Tyler Dworak. "The last album ended with our main character dying, so we wanted to explore what happens next. Where does that person go?"
"Prologue was our mission statement, but on Zon, we wanted to see how far we could stretch ourselves creatively and still have it be a cohesive experience. We’re influenced by so many things outside of metal and progressive music, we took our time to explore every idea we could and see where we ended up."
"[Vocalist] Lou Kelly is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to us. We discovered Lou years ago and were instantly fans. It’s so out there. It’s creepy, funky, heavy, silly, all at once. But what captured us was that he could do literally anything with his voice. It’s such a raw talent."
The World Is Quiet Here will release Zon on January 27. Pre-orders are available here (and here on vinyl). The record features guest spots from Ivan Chopik (ex-Painted In Exile), Kee Poh Hock (ex-Native Construct), Max Mobarry (Others By No One), and was mixed and mastered by Spencer Fox (Pangaea).