Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian have premiered the opening track from their highly anticipated Relapse Records full-length debut entitled Return To Annihilation. The song “Eternal Return” is streaming via Pitchfork here.
Return To Annihilation was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. The album will be released as CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24th in the UK and rest of the world.
A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date, dubbed by Pitchfork as both “excellent” and “risky”
Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career.
The group will be announcing a run of summer tour dates in the foreseeable future.