Our friends in Kayo Dot issued a press release on their website early this morning, regarding their upcoming record:
Boston-born, and now New York City-based veteran avant-metallers KAYO DOT, led by Toby Driver, are set to hit the studio for their 7th album, Hubardo, this April. This album will mark the 10-year anniversary of KAYO DOT's debut and landmark release, Choirs of The Eye, and the band will trek out to Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington, with producer RANDALL DUNN (SunnO))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Black Mountain) returning to the helm.Hubardo is an approximately 90-minute conceptual epic double-album, with story and lyrics written by longtime lyricist and former MAUDLIN OF THE WELL vocalist, Jason Byron. Musically, the album covers the spectrum of all of the band's works, from the sparse doomy elements of Choirs of The Eye, to the blast-beat, woodwind-driven Gamma Knife, the chorus-bass goth fusion of Coyote, and even lush orchestrated prog moments harkening back to the days of their previous band, MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, and, as with all the band's releases, Driver and Co. venturing into new territory.The album sees a returning cast of characters with Toby Driver on Bass, Keys, Guitars and Vocals, Terran Olson on Keys and Woodwinds, Daniel Means on Woodwinds and Synth, Mia Matsumiya on violin, Tim Byrnes on Trumpet and Horn in F, the first proper studio recording with Keith Abrams on drums, and the first recording contribution of longtime live collaborator Ron Varod on Guitar. Hubardo will also feature a very special guest vocal appearance by Jason Byron - his first recorded appearance since MAUDLIN OF THE WELL's 2001 albums, Bath and Leaving Your Body Map.This album will be self-released on the band's own imprint, ICE LEVEL MUSIC, and pre-orders will be taken to help fund the recording and travel costs. Pre-Orders will be offered in 3xLP Deluxe, Standard, and Digital-only editions, featuring limited 200g colored vinyl in triple gatefold (six huge panels of artwork), a 5-chapter poem by Jason Byron entitled The Sword Of Satan, signed poster, T-shirt, guitar pick, and sticker. The Pre-Order system is now LIVE at http://kayodot.bigcartel.comHere is the track listing for the album:1. The Black Stone (~7:00)2. Crown-In-The-Muck (~9:00)3. Thief (~5:30)4. Vision Adjustment To Another Wavelength (~5:00)5. Zodelida Caosaji (To Water The Earth) (~6:00)6. The First Matter (Saturn In The Guise Of Sadness) (~9:30)7. The Second Operation (Lunar Water) (~10:30)8. Floodgate (~7:00)9. And He Built Him A Boat (~7:00)10. Passing The River (~8:00)11. The Wait Of The World (~18:00)The Pre-Order system is now LIVE at http://kayodot.bigcartel.com and the records will be limited to 300 copies for the Deluxe Edition and 200 copies for the Standard Edition. Hubardo is slated for a fall 2013 release to coincide with Kayo Dot's tenth anniversary.
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There are three different options available for the preorder:
$15 gets you a high-resolution download of the album, plus a T-shirt with the new logo and artwork, a guitar pick featuring the new logo, and a sticker with new artwork on it.
For those who want a physical copy of the album, you can get the Standard Edition for $32, which includes a copy of the 3XLP album on 200g black vinyl in a triple gatefold package (hand-numbered and limited to 200 copies) and a high-resolution download of the album.
The Deluxe Edition is $52, and with it, you will receive a copy of the 3XLP album on 200g colored vinyl in a triple gatefold package (hand-numbered and limited to 300 copies), a printed version of Jason Byron's five chapter poem, The Sword of Satan, an 11" x 17" signed poster featuring artwork from the album, a T-shirt with the new logo and artwork, a guitar pick featuring the new logo, a sticker with album artwork on it, and a high-resolution download of the album.
I'll be pre-ordering the album very soon, and you should too.