Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ION DISSONANCE + MetalSucks

"One of the most intense albums of 2016, period."
–MetalSucks

Ion Dissonance has unveiled new track "Suffering: The Art of Letting Go," today via MetalSucks.

Listen, here:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/09/20/exclusive-track-premiere-ion-dissonances-suffering-art-letting-go/

"Suffering: The Art of Letting Go" appears on upcoming full-length Cast the First Stone, the Montreal band's first album since 2010. A monstrous return, Cast the First Stone shows Ion Dissonance at its best, delivering lethal bursts of chaos, color, and groove – the next level of the brutal, technical style it pioneered over a decade ago.

"Founding Fathers of Deathcore," as MetalSucks puts it, the Montrealers mixed dizzying math and earthquaking heaviness back in the early/mid '00s, solidifying a sound that served as a gateway for the deathcore boom that followed. Along with French Canadian countrymen Despised Icon and US bands like The Red Chord, Ion Dissonance's impact on the current state of metal and hardcore is massive – and with new album Cast the First Stone, these forefathers have returned to continue pushing the genre forward.

Ion Dissonance frontman Kevin McCaughey says, "Cast the First Stone is a solid mix of all the essential elements you would expect to hear from us, with some new twists added. This is the next chapter in the Ion Dissonance discography and we are far from finished."

Cast the First Stone will be released November 18th on Good Fight Music.

Pre-order, here:
http://goodfightmusic.merchnow.com/catalogs/ion-dissonance

The album was produced by Ion Dissonance guitarist Antoine Lussier.

The tracklist is as follows:

1) Burdens
2) The Truth Will Set You Free
3) To Expiate
4) To Lift the Dead Hand of the Past
5) Untitled II
6) Suffering: The Art of Letting Go
7) Ill Will
8) (D.A.B.D.A.) State of Discomposure
9) Treading on Thin Ice
10) Virtue
11) Perpetually Doomed: The Sisyphean Task

Fall shows include dates with Fit For An Autopsy and a slot on Texas Revolution Fest with Hatebreed.

Oct 8 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Le Magog

Oct 22 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room - Texas Revolution Fest w/ Hatebreed, Devildriver
Oct 29 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Nov 18 - Providence, RI @ The Colosseum - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 19 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 20 - Albany, NY @ The Fuze Box - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone

Photo by Charlie Baron