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German doom quartet Confusion Master presents the newest video from their freshly-released Awaken LP, out now through Exile On Mainstream. The video is crafted for the deeply-grooved "In The Shadow Of The Bong" which makes its debut through The Obelisk on the eve of the band's album release show.
Confusion Master's Awaken represents the band's focus and attitude: condensation and reduction to what is really important and, musically, creates a well-focused sound: existentialism and escapism - manifesting the personal horrors in tone drawing from these inspirations. Awaken features four tracks delivered over forty minutes. The LP will contain a CD version of these tracks and three additional bonus songs which will later be released on vinyl as limited edition split records with other bands to keep the band's release politics an ongoing venture.
Guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist for Confusion Master Stephan Kurth discloses:-
"'In The Shadow Of The Bong' draws inspiration from the three antidotes to the absurdity of life according to Albert Camus. Conditions must be fulfilled to be translated in consequences such as revolt, freedom and passion. Camus' call to a greater degree of understanding among people and greater sincerity building on mankind becoming ultimately frank and free to allow communication inspired this song. This all we wrapped up in a Cavity-/Iron Monkey-inspired riffage. Enjoy!"
Sink into Confusion Master's "In The Shadow Of The Bong" video at The Obelisk RIGHT HERE.
Awaken is out now through an LP/CD package and digital release via Exile On Mainstream; place pre-orders for the LP HERE and the digital through iTunes, Amazon, and all other major providers. Japanese label Bonten Records is releasing a CD only-version on their own.
Also see the official video for "Reaper's Fist" HERE and stream the entire Awaken LP HERE.
In support of Awaken, a home town record release show is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, May 5th, with fellow labelmates Treedeon. This will be followed by a run of tour dates in Japan with Guevnna scheduled for May 21st through 26th, with shows in Tokyo, Fujisawa, Gifu, Nagano, Niigata, and Tokyo. Stand by for additional dates to be announced, including a tour across Europe and beyond in the fall.
Confusion Master Tour Dates:
5/05/2018 Plattnfischn Record Fair - Rostock, DE *Awaken release show w/ Treedeon
5/21/2018 Ruby Room - Tokyo, JP
5/22/2018 Gigs Shonan - Fujisawa, JP
5/23/2018 Casper - Gifu, JP
5/24/2018 The Venue - Nagano, JP
5/25/2018 Golden Pigs - Niigata, JP
5/26/2018 Moonstep - Tokyo, JP
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