Cover photo by Kathleen Kennedy.
Texan neo crust septet Dead to a Dying World have announced the completion of the album trilogy started in 2011 with their self-title debut and continued in 2015 with «Litany». The third album in this series is entitled «Elegy», was engineered, produced, and mixed by Billy Anderson, mixed by Justin Weiss, and features artwork by Samantha Muljat, seen below in the embedded stream of «Empty Hands, Hollow Hymns», the fourth song on the album. Moreover, the record features a string of impressive guest musicians, namely, the ex-Swans Thor Harris (on four tracks), Pablo C. Ursusson of Antlers, Ekkaia, and Sangre de Muerdago fame, and cellist Tim Duffield (ex-Sans Soleil) on the instrumental department, with vocal contributions by the mighty Jarboe, Dylan Desmond from Bell Witch, and Emil Rapstine from The Angelus.
«Elegy» is set for release on April 19 through Profound Lore on cd, digital, and vinyl formats. Pre-orders are available at this location. Below, find the press release’s statement regarding the record’s themes.
“Elegy”, a foretelling of a post-human world, explores themes of loss, grief, and the dawn of a new ecology through the eyes of a lone wanderer. The last human grieves the end of humanity, reflecting on the temporal insignificance of man and the sixth extinction caused by the Anthropocene – the end of our kind brought about by our own hubris, greed, and desire for power over one another. “Elegy” marks the third chapter in the trilogy, which explores our relationship to our world by reflecting on our past, present, and impending future.