Chicago-based avant blackened sludge metal architects Scientist teamed up with Decibel Magazine to premiere the new song "Magick Mirror." You can check it out at this location, or just simply hit play in the player provided above.
The song comes from the third full-length album "Barbelith," which drops as a self-release on April 13th. Pre-orders can be made over here.
On the track, the band commented: "Fitting within the concept of the record, 'Magick Mirror' is an ethereal liquid substance which, in small doses, allows the consumer to slip in and out of time to relive their past, explore their future, and experience their existence from an objective distance. This song is about both the allure and the dangers of using such a powerful substance."
Heavily influenced by the concepts revolving around Grant Morrison's comic book series 'The Invisibles' the seven-track offering centers itself on "the search for life's meaning through the use of psychedelics and the occult means, only to discover that you haven't even been born yet." (In The Invisibles, Barbelith is the name of the "placenta" for humanity; a satellite-like object located on the dark side of the moon. It recurs throughout the story as a supernatural moon seeming both intelligent and benign. Barbelith's role is like that of a placenta in that it connects the hologram of our subjective reality to the realm outside of our space-time, the domain of the magic mirror, and helps humans to realize their true nature beyond the subjective concept of "self").
The track listing can be found here:
1. Chokhmah Binah
2. Magick Mirror
3. Barbelith (song streaming here)
4. Fiction Suit
6. Shed this Meat
7. (Home) At Last
Scientist will bring the audio bedlam to stages in the coming days/weeks. Confirmed dates so far are:
w/ Cokegoat, Corridoré:
4/26/2018 Burlington - Chicago, IL
4/27/2018 Quarters - Milwaukee, WI
4/28/2018 The Wisco - Madison, WI