Metal Injection is hosting the premiere of "Three Six Nine" from avant death metal unit AZURE EMOTE's impending The Third Perspective full-length. As the album nears release through Selfmadegod Records in early March, the new single comes to life through an entrancing lyric video. "Three Six Nine" features the first ever recorded trumpet by Kelly Conlon of Symbolic-era Death.
AZURE EMOTE is the brainchild of vocalist Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity, Hypoxia, Divine Rapture) joined by guitarist Ryan Moll (Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction). The Third Perspective also sees drums provided Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy, Raven), bass from Kelly Conlon (Death, Pessimist, Monstrosity) who also played trumpet on "Three Six Nine," vocals from Melissa Ferlaak (Therion, Plague of Stars, Echoterra, Aesma Daeva), violins from Pete Johansen (Sins Of Thy Beloved, Tristania, Morgul, Sirena), and keyboards by Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze, We Are Sentinels, Teramaze). Additional guest guitars on "Loss" are provided by Mark English (Monstrosity, Deicide), and on "Dark Realms" and "Solitary Striving" by Bob Davodian (Divine Rapture, Randall Flagg).
The Third Perspective was recorded and mixed by Ron Vento at Nightsky Studios (Aurora Borealis, Imperial Crystalline Entombment), mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Witherscape), and completed with artwork by AZURE EMOTE's Mike Hrubovcak (Visualdarkness.com), known for creating artwork for Megadeth, Six Feet Under, Avenged Sevenfold, Sinister, Grave, Mortician, Cattle Decapitation, and many more.
The vibrant lyric video for "Three Six Nine," created by Scott Rudd, brings the intense cover artwork writhing to life.
Offers Hrubovcak with the new single, "'Three Six Nine' is a violent celestial wormhole experiment of a song. Transcend through dimensions on this sonic journey of musical exploration. The song is influenced by Nikola Tesla's 'key to the universe' theory and its relation to mathematical physics in Cosmology."
See AZURE EMOTE's "Three Six Nine" video only at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE
Selfmadegod Records will release The Third Perspective digitally and as a special slipcase CD on March 6th. Find preorders including new merch bundles and more in North America through Indiemerch HERE
and internationally at the label webshop HERE
Watch for an official video from the album and more to post over the weeks ahead.
AZURE EMOTE exploded onto the scene with a blast of creativity that perforated the boundaries of extreme metal. The first creation Chronicles Of An Aging Mammal (2007) took the metal world by surprise with its divergent perplexity, and soon accumulated a cult following within the avant-garde underground. The subsequent album The Gravity Of Impermanence (2013) presented a more ambitious and polished offering, yet equally as enthralling and apocalyptic as the first. The newest album, The Third Perspective progresses even further in both musicianship and ingenuity with its thought-provoking arrangements and captivating spirit that sets AZURE EMOTE apart from the rest.
Categorizing AZURE EMOTE into a specific genre is a difficult task with each album and song conjuring its own unique sound. Imagine a magic cauldron of death, black and doom metal boiling with elements of avant-garde, electronic, and progressive metal. Incorporated into this melting pot is a colorful spectrum of musical styles and elements such as the addition of violins, operatic vocals, keyboards, saxophone, trumpet, flute, harmonica, maracas, and more, to produce an array of eclectic soundscapes that morph together within a barrage of pummeling metal. The band unleashes a sonic masterpiece of musical devastation; their tertiary offering is an invigorating acid trip of extreme avant-garde metal that transcends conventional boundaries. Both puzzling and poetic, the band's elaborate music paints an abstract picture of existential nihilism. Step outside the proverbial "box" with AZURE EMOTE's darkest and most powerful opus to date.