California-based progressive/technical death metal trio Inanimate Existence recently announced their upcoming fifth full-length album, Clockwork. The album is set for release on May 10th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group’s highly praised fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky, which was released in 2017. Active since 2011, the band has yet to slow down in between regular extended touring on a near yearly basis and with four well-received albums released to date already.
Continuing the group’s evolution found on 2017’s Underneath a Melting Sky, Clockwork delves ever deeper into cerebral progressive death metal depths while buoyed by the group’s established penchant for merciless full-throttle brutality and frenetic tech-death driven terrain. The stunning cover artwork for Clockwork was created by Justin Abraham (Equipoise, Oubliette, A Loathing Requiem, Aepoch) and the recording was handled by both the band itself and with usual collaborator Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Continuum, Alterbeast) who mixed and mastered Clockwork at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California.
Inanimate Existence partnered with The Circle Pit today to premiere the album’s third single, “Desert”. Today’s premiere of “Desert” doubles as a music video as well.
The Circle Pit comments on today’s premiere of “Desert”:
“The new Inanimate Existence album “Clockwork” is set for release on May 10th through The Artisan Era! In support, the band is debuting a new music video for a new single by the name of “Desert” right here. This is a whirlwind of Progressive / Technical Death Metal proving Inanimate Existence once again to be among the best in their field.”
You can catch Inanimate Existence live on the upcoming Clockwork North America tour with a rotating cast of support bands on various parts of the tour from May 10th – June 23rd when it ends. Dates and information HERE
Inanimate Existence – Clockwork Tracklist
Inanimate Existence – Clockwork Line-Up
Cameron Porras – Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bradley – Bass, Vocals
Ron Casey – Drums (Continuum, ex-Brain Drill)