Looks like we might not have to wait five years between Intronaut releases again. According to a pretty lengthy statement published by Intronaut on their Facebook page, they're working on both a brand new full-length album and two EP releases. The band approximates this will be their best album yet, and that they are roughly the 35th best band in the entire world.
"Hey everyone. It’s been a crazy 12 months huh? We hope you’re all doing well, all things considered. And that maybe some time, even this year, live music will be a thing again and we can come play the shows we have booked. “Fluid Existential Inversions” (a title that ended up being more accurate than we ever wanted it to be) came out almost one year ago. We had to cancel a whole bunch of cool tours and festivals. We were supposed to play in Mexico with Def Fucking Leppard. We had two shows with Opeth on two different continents. We rescheduled a tour with Enslaved three times. We were even willing to play India again with some gnarly black metal bands.
"Thankfully we got to do a very fun run with @cultofluna and @emmaruthrundle which ended literally the day the world got canceled. Two of us got coronavirus at least once. But we are gonna be fine in the long run. And we decided that we were gonna go ahead and write another fucking album because after 18 years of being a band we still love making this music. We are finishing up the demos now for what will be our 7th full length album (in addition to two EPs) as we speak, and I know this is a crazy thing to say so just stay with me here, but it’s going to be our BEST ALBUM YET.
"I approximate with full confidence that we are at least the 35th best metal band to ever exist, so that means statistically it’s got to be a pretty good album. We just want to thank @metalbladerecords, our manager EJ, all the promoters who booked us and then had to cancel but will hopefully re-book us, everyone who played drums for us in the span of like 6 months last year (@alexrudinger @ash_revocation @matte_lynch), and of course everyone who listened to our records, bought something, all the amazing bands who we’ve been lucky enough to tour with, and everyone who just helped spread the word about Intronaut since 2003.
"Sorry this is such a long post but I feel like we haven’t talked in a while. But let’s talk more in the near future as this new record comes together."
Intronaut's 2020 album Fluid Existential Inversions was the first to feature Alex Rüdinger (Whitechapel, Conquering Dystopia) on drums, though Intronaut hasn't announced Rüdinger as their permanent drummer. So who knows who they'll get for the new one!