U.K.-based outfit TRONOS has released its third single, "Premonition". The song, which features Denis "Snake" Belanger (VOIVOD) on guest vocals and Billy Gould (FAITH NO MORE) on bass, is taken from TRONOS's debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", which will be released on April 12 via Century Media Records.
TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH, SOILWORK) for a rocketing load of dark fractured colossal and apocalyptic metal.
Embury had the following to say about the track: "I wrote the words to 'Premonition' on tour one year on a day off in Portugal. I think it might have been on one of my birthdays away from home. I mean, when I am ever at home? The words are reflections on the life I have led — how any of our lives, I suppose, start small and how at times it feels dark and scary, but at times there's the happiness of achievement. Life feels continuously insecure sometimes, but I know that I feel my strongest when I gaze at the life I have in part helped to create in my children. I have no regrets and as life speeds faster onwards. I am prepared to leave one day knowing I have achieved more than was ever expected of me.
"To add, also having the chance to have Snake from VOIVOD singing on this track with me and Billy playing bass was an honor and I couldn't have thought of any other people more perfect for this track. It captures the emotion of a journey onwards and towards a higher plane of existence and has a special meaning for me."
The greatest, most enduring music often emerges from a meeting of mercurial minds. Having worked closely for decades, Embury and Russell have long since established an instinctive creative rapport. After deciding upon the core ideals of their new venture, the task creating the music for what after long years of work is now TRONOS's debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", sent these two maverick extremists into mind-altering cosmic realms. With firm roots in avant-garde extremity and psychedelic sludge, "Celestial Mechanics" is a record with spectral grit and ornate disquiet hidden in its dizzying, deftly-assembled layers. Such is the strength of the material on this wildly eccentric slab of heaviness.
"Celestial Mechanics" also features a string of illustrious guest appearances: Belanger, Erica Nockalls (THE WONDER STUFF; vocals and violin) as well as no fewer than three legendary bass players, Gould, Troy Sanders (MASTODON) and Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, S.O.D.). Also featuring the BLACK SABBATH cover version "Johnny Blade" as final album track, the album was mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, SOLSTAFIR, PARADISE LOST, ULVER) as well as Russ Russell.
"Celestial Mechanics" track listing:
01. Walk Among The Dead Things
02. Judas Cradle
03. The Ancient Deceit
04. The Past Will Wither And Die
05. A Treaty With Reality
06. Voyeurs Of Nature's Tragedies
07. Birth Womb
09. Beyond The Stream Of Conciousness
10. Johnny Blade (BLACK SABBATH cover)
"Celestial Mechanics" will be available as standard CD jewelcase, black 180-gram LP or as digital album.
Shane Embury - Vocals, Guitar
Russ Russell - Vocals, Guitar, Synths
Dirk Verbeuren - Drums