ALKALOID – Full Album stream
The Release Date
May 18th, 2018
(Season of Mist)
Gatefold LP in various colors
Taking its name from a class of chemical compounds that are often used for pharmacological ends and sometimes even possess psychotropic capabilities, ALKALOID is defined through the field of tension created between various musical opposites. The band merges extreme metal and other genres of music into a unique progressive style that the listener might somehow find familiar but has not heard its exact like yet.
Drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, NECROPHAGIST, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and vocalist / guitarist Morean (DARK FORTRESS, NONEUCLID) founded ALKALOID in 2013. Their expressed goal was to extend the dynamic range used in metal to its extreme limits. A full line-up came together quickly with the addition of Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA, NECROPHAGIST, SPAWN OF POSSESSION) and Danny Tunker (ABORTED, GOD DETHRONED) on guitars, and Linus Klausenitzer (OBSCURA) on bass.
This collective of friends started to work on their debut album ‘The Malkuth Grimoire’, which was successfully crowdfunded and self-released in March 2015. After playing shows across Europe and a special gig in Cairo, Egypt which included a video shooting for their song "Cthulhu", ALKALOID are now demonstrating insanely rapid musical progression with their second album. ‘Liquid Anatomy‘ combines the maturity to be expected from veterans in the field of extreme metal with the fresh approach of a band eager to explore new paths.
1. Kernel Panic (5:42)
2. As Decreed by Laws Unwritten (8:09)
3. Azagthoth (5:38)
4. Liquid Anatomy (5:14)
5. In Turmoil’s Swirling Reaches (6:38)
6. Interstellar Boredom (5:07)
7. Chaos Theory and Practice (8:31)
8. Rise of the Cephalopods (19:42)
Total playing time: 64:40
Recorded, produced & mixed: by Hannes Grossmann at Mordor Sounds Studio
Mastering: Alan Douches
Aftermath Institute o.o.s.r., The Netherlands
Studio 201 / Matthias Landes, The Netherlands
Grayskull Studios, The Netherlands
Linus Klausenitzer Studio, Germany
Style: Extreme Progressive Metal
Morean: vocals, guitars
Christian Muenzner: guitars
Danny Tunker: guitars, backing vocals
Linus Klausenitzer: bass
Hannes Grossmann: drums
Emilio Saura: additional percussion on "Azagthoth"
Cover art and album photography: Christian Martin Weiss