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Fallujah Announce New Album, Drop Cinematic First Single

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Last we heard from Californian tech-death band Fallujah was when they announced their upcoming tour with Rivers of Nihil, Alluvial, and Warforged. But now, it appears that the band aren’t just on that tour as support — they’re also promoting a new album!

Fallujah’s latest will be called Empyrean, and drops September 9th from Nuclear Blast. The record is available for preorder, with details below. Along with the album announcement, the band have also released a first single, “Radiant Ascension,” which is a reliably insane flurry of tech-death skill.

Says guitarist Scott Carstairs:

“After such an experimental expression [with Undying Light], we sat down to write Empyrean completely refreshed and inspired, It was like the musical tension of the last decade had been released, and we were ready to achieve goals the band had originally set out for. ‘Empyrean’ is truly a return to form because we are doing what comes naturally to us, but with an intensity that we haven’t achieved in the past. We set out to create something that represents the band and its history in its purest form while also pushing our technical abilities further than we have ever gone.

“Every Fallujah album has been a reflection of whatever ideas felt the freshest and exciting to us at that particular point in time. We’ve developed our own defined sound over the years, but on this album, our new members helped bring in some new perspectives. We incorporated new elements such as counterpoint and tempo changes but maintained elements integral to the band and even brought back techniques used in older records. At this point, it’s all about elegantly presenting the sound we have cultivated over the last decade.”

Check out the song below, followed by album details. Meanwhile, catch Fallujah on tour with Rivers of Nihil, Alluvial, and Warforged at one of the following dates:

5/6 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
5/7 Manchester, NH – Jewel
5/8 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/10 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
5/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
5/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
5/13 Nashville, TN – The End
5/14 Orlando, FL – The Haven
5/15 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
5/17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
5/18 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
5/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified
5/20 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (w/ Hypocrisy, etc.)
5/21 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
5/22 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
5/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (w/ The Zenith Passage)
5/25 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (w/ The Zenith Passage)
5/26 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery (w/ The Zenith Passage)
5/27 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone (w/ The Zenith Passage)
5/28 Portland, OR – Star Theater
5/29 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
5/31 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
6/1 Denver, CO – Bluebird (w/ Burial In The Sky)
6/2 Kansas City, MO – BLVD (w/ Burial In The Sky)
6/3 Chicago, IL – Reggies (w/ Burial In The Sky)
6/4 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary (w/ Burial In The Sky)
6/5 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse (w/ Burial In The Sky)

Fallujah’s Empyrean:

1. The Bitter Taste Of Clarity
2. Radiant Ascension
3. Embrace Oblivion
4. Into The Eventide
5. Eden’s Lament
6. Soulbreaker
7. Duality of Intent
8. Mindless Omnipotent Master
9. Celestial Resonance
10. Artifacts

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