Astrakhan have announced the release of their fourth album, Without New Growth Process Is Bloodshed, which will hit shelves on February 1, 2018. The album follows up Astrakhan’s overwhelmingly well-received 2016 release, Reward in Purpose. Check out the album teaser for Without New Growth Process Is Bloodshed, here on.
The band had this to say on their forthcoming effort:
The album, Without New Growth Process Is Bloodshed, is lyrically a singular idea broken into various specific points or examples. The general theme of the album is the idea that, from birth a child is told what is right and wrong, what is good and bad, based on the opinions of the narrowminded individuals who influence them through their upbringing. This inevitably leads a curious mind to question why things are as they are. This preparational approach to education teaches children to grow up and be like an adult as soon as possible. There is little time to bask in the serene innocence of ignorance. As we come of age and develop our own opinions and beliefs we struggle with their validity when weighed against the opinions and beliefs that were forced upon us as we grew up. An emotionally turbulent period follows and as that storm passes, and our sight clears, we realize that the irony of it all is that adults spend most of their time trying to regain the innocence and happiness that they forfeited in a mad rush to grow up.
Without New Growth Process Is Bloodshed was produced and mixed by Jesse Gander (3 Inches of Blood, Baptists, Anciients) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC, and mastered by Stu McKillop (Archspire, A Textbook Tragedy, Unleash the Archers). The album features artwork by Nick Patterson.
Rock Hard \m/