Detroit-based instrumental progressive death metallers Thoren – which features current and former members of Imperial Triumphant and Pyrrhon – have premiered a new track titled “Tyranny”.
The song is the first single off their upcoming sophomore full-length album, Gwarth I. The effort is scheduled for release on November 9th via Drylands Records and is available for pre-order now via Bandcamp.
Gwarth I is part one of a double album, with the second half, Gwarth II, coming later in 2019. Thoren had the following to say about the upcoming release of Gwarth I:
“Gwarth I is the culmination of years of hard work writing, practicing, and searching for a sound that combines all of our influences into a cohesive package. We feel that we have achieved our initial vision to make an album that uniquely expresses us and the inclusion of the extraordinarily talented Alex Cohen and Kenny Grohowski as session drummers took the Thoren sound further than ever. We cannot wait to drown you in the dissonance! m/”
Drummer Alex Cohen adds:
“Easily some of the most thought-provoking, complex, and unique music I’ve played on.”
The band previously released a trailer for the record, which can be found following the track listing and cover art.
Gwarth I track listing:
5. “Daleb Dath”
Thoren – Gwarth I lineup:
Anthony Lipari – Guitars (Evilyn, Vihaan)
Joseph Paquette – Bass (Evilyn)
Alex Cohen (Live for Malignancy, ex-Pyrrhon, Epistasis, Involuntary Convulsion) – Session Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 4, & 6-8)
Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant, Secret Chiefs3) – Session Drums (Tracks 3, 5, & 9)
Maggie Cocco – Session vocals (Track 8: “Kos”)