Ritual Productions shall commence 2019 by re-opening the paranoid realms, courtesy of a new rite from the masters of psych-doom-noise experimentation, 11PARANOIAS.
Asterismal is undoubtedly the band’s most exciting yet challenging release to date, coalescing experimental noise elements with pure psychedelia and a devastating deluge of doom and drone. The rite channels unprecedented extra-terrestrial terrain for the band, opening thresholds of esoteric mysticism, immersive euphoria and alluring darkness, subsequently conjuring an overwhelmingly intense rapture for the subconscious and its dormant senses. More propulsive, potent and powerful than its predecessors, bassist/vocalist Adam Richardson explains:
"Asterismal is of the stars, our fifth album. In alchemical terms the sonic content is equal parts Albedo (Psych/Space), Nigredo (Total Doom), Rubido (Noise/Experimental) - never before have we so clearly delineated these genres on one record. This marks the final instalment of a trilogy of albums (Stealing Fire From Heaven had lead drums, Reliquary For A Dreamed Of World had lead bass and Asterismal now hones in on the lead guitar). Our most focused release yet, this rite even saw some prior preparation and writing before taking it to the studio!”
Keen purveyors of 11PARANOIAS’ live rituals will recognise the opening track, ‘Loss Portal’, which has been included in the band’s 2018 setlists. Preview this track below, taken from the band’s spellbinding summer solstice ritual with Oranssi Pazuzu:
The artwork - soon to be revealed - comes courtesy of Toby Ziegler: “11PARANOIAS are thrilled to be working with Toby Ziegler after being friends for so long. We are proud to be continuing our forced and unsolicited art history lessons for all and any fans of the band!”, says Richardson. Those who have held onto their Multi-Dimensional Paranoid Vision (MPV) keys - which come with the band’s 2016 rite, Reliquary For A Dreamed Of World - shall be rewarded in the visual realm too…
Asterismal was recorded and mixed by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studio, London in September 2017 and May 2018, respectively. Additional recording and mastering undertaken by Dan Miller and Adam Richardson at XL Recordings Studio, London during July 2018.
Asterismal will see release on LP, CD and digital download in early 2019. Further information, exclusive material and limited-edition packages shall be unveiled in the coming months.
In the meantime, 11PARANOIAS perform a ritual at Bristol's 'Dread Haze Weekender' this Saturday 20th October @ Exchange.
Adam Richardson – bass/vocals
Mike Vest – guitar
Nathan Perrier - drums