The Atlas Moth Release New Song and Video “Coma Noir,” Announce First New Album in Four Years
The Atlas Moth are my absolute favorite kind of band: they’re always evolving, always pushing forward, never staying in the same place musically. After their sludgy/doom beginnings, the band evolved into an atmospheric metal monolith on An Ache for the Distance in 2011, and honestly that album was so fucking incredible I totally would’ve been totally OK with a repeat performance next. But what followed instead was The Old Believer, a record that took a lot of the musical concepts from its predecessor and pushed them even farther.
So it’s no surprise that now, nearly four years after the release of The Old Believer, that The Atlas Moth are changing up the formula yet again. “Coma Noir,” the first single to be released from the album of the same name (via Noisey), finds the band pushing a more aggressive angle than ever before, riffing harder, drumming faster and playing tighter than anything they’ve attempted in the past. Stavros Giannopoulos’ vocals are positively blood curdling, and co-singer and guitarist David Kush’s cleans in the chorus somehow make the track seem even more heavy. And then, wait for it… at the 2:34 mark, on top of what could almost be called a breakdown (!), comes the band’s patented twin-guitar lead attack that’s come to define their sound through the years. And then a chanted bridge of sorts to close things out. FUCK. YES.
Coma Noir comes out on February 9th via new label Prosthetic Records; pre-order it here. Upcoming tour dates with Royal Thunder & Mirrors of Psychic Warfare are posted underneath the stream.
2/10 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
2/11 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
2/12 Toronto, ONT @ Hard Luck
2/13 Montreal, QUE @ Bar Le Ritz
2/14 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
2/15 Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space
2/16 Brooklyn, NY @Saint Vitus
2/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
2/18 Washington, DC @ DC9
2/20 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
2/21 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
2/22 Atlanta, GA @ 529
5/29-6/02 Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest