Flub, the band featuring Alterbeast vocalist Michael Alvarez, ex-Vale of Pnath guitarist Eloy Montes, ex-The User Lives bassist Matthew Mudd and Rivers Of Nihil drummer Jared Klein, has announced their self-titled debut record to be out on June 7. The cover art was done by Nele Diel and the record was engineered, mixed and mastered by Nick Loiacono at Fang Studios in San Mateo, CA.
Here's what Flub had to say about the record.
"4 years and many obstacles later, we are stoked to finally be able to showcase our upcoming self-titled album under The Artisan Era brand. This album brings Flub's strongest foot forward in all aspects. We worked to make the energy intense with complexity, yet soothing and rhythmic when appropriate. Playing with different sounds and styles to create a new realm beyond our previous releases.
The album front to back takes you for a journey and a range of emotions, embracing chaos without sacrificing melody and thought out songwriting. Lyrically, each song on the album reaches back to our previously released material in some sort of way while continuing to provide new details to the overall storyline.
The story tells of a hero who has failed their mission and is left to wander the realm without a reason to carry on, The hero eventually finds themselves on the brink of death and are recalling memories of sorrow and regret in their last moments. As the hero is fading away, they are discovered by a dark entity, the entity itself offers the hero a second chance to live, he would escape death but in return, the entity will possess the hero's body to carry out its own mission, to bring upon the end of mother nature."
While we await a single, check out the album teaser for Flub below