Kingcrow detail new full-length The Persistence

Photo by: Devilnax

Official press release:

Sensory Records has issued the details for the newest album by Italian progressive metal/rock sextet Kingcrow, titled The Persistence, set for worldwide release on September 7th via Sensory Records in conjunction with the band’s European tour supporting Pain Of Salvation.

Kingcrow’s upcoming third album for Sensory Records, The Persistence closes a three-year gap since their acclaimed Eidos album. Describing Kingcrow today is quite a difficult task, but one could state that the influence of different kinds of music; progressive rock, alternative rock, ambient music, metal, and more are all present in the band’s songs. With each release, they take a step further away from their original roots and is regarded today as one of the most exciting bands that Italy has to offer.

Recorded at Sound Under Pressure, The Persistence was produced by Kingcrow’s Diego and Thundra Cafolla, mixed by Giampiero Ulacco, and completed with the photography and design of Devilnax, all the same as the album’s predecessor.

Guitarist/vocalist Diego Cafolla offers:

“With the last record, Eidos, we finished what we call the ‘life trilogy’ which included Phlegethon, In Crescendo, and Eidos, and when we started talking about the new chapter everyone agreed we needed somehow to step a bit outside of our confort zone and refresh our sound. With that in mind, I started to write a lot of music, which ended up being three hours of music more or less, trying different things until I came up with a couple of songs that sounded interesting and fresh to us and showcased the ‘X factor’ of the new record. ‘Everything Goes’ and ‘Devil’s Got A Picture’ were the first two written. These early songs sounded different from what we did in the past but still somehow sounding like us, with a kind of a dark ambient, more modern vibe mixed with a heavier rock attitude. Devilnax was also determined to have a different cover style for the album, and after nights spent listening to the demos and discussing the lyrical content, for the first time all by vocalist Diego Marchesi, he came up with that very powerful image that fits beautifully with the main vibe of The Persistence.”

The Persistence will be released on CD, 2xLP, and digital fomrats worldwide on September 7th via Sensory Records. The vinyl version features three bonus tracks recorded at ProgPower USA have a new mastering by Alan Douches on the D-side. Stand by for audio samples, pre-orders, and more info on the album to be issued shortly. Fans of Steven Wilson, Riverside, and Dream Theater, this is required listening.

The release of The Persistence is tied in conjunction to Kingcrow’s support slot for Pain Of Salvation, which will run from August 31st through September 20th.

The Persistence track listing:

1. “Drenched”
2. “Closer”
3. “Everything Goes”
4. “Folding Paper Dreams”
5. “The Persistence”
6. “Every Broken Piece Of Me”
7. “Devil’s Got A Picture”
8. “Night’s Descending”
9. “Father”
10. “Perfectly Imperfect”
11. “Timeshift Box”
[Live at ProgPower USA] *
12. “Fading Out PT.III” [Live at ProgPower USA] *
13. “Phlegethon” [Live at ProgPower USA] *

* = 2xLP bonus track

8/31 – Berlin, DE | Columbia-Theater
9/01 – Warsaw, PL | Progresja
9/02 – Krakow, PL | Studio
9/04 – Bratislava, SK | MMC
9/05 – Budapest, HU | A38
9/07 – Aschaffenburg, DE | Colos-Saal
9/09 – Hamburg, DE | Markthalle
9/10 – Bochum, DE | Zeche
9/12 – Manchester, UK | Academy Club
9/13 – London, UK | Islington Assembly Hall
9/14 – Maastricht, NL | Muziekgieterij
9/15 – Amsterdam, NL | Melkweg
9/17 – Pratteln, CH | Z-7
9/18 – Savigny-le-Temple, FR | L’Empreinte
9/19 – Lyon, FR | Ninkasi Kao
9/20 – Strasbourg, FR | La Laiterie

Kingcrow is:

Diego Marchesi – vocals
Diego Cafolla – guitar, backing vocals
Ivan Nastasi – guitar, backing vocals
Thundra Cafolla – drums, percussion
Cristian Della Polla – keyboards, synths
Riccardo Nifosì – bass guitar