Tomorrow sees the digital release of Wren's highly anticipated new album GROUNDSWELLS and you can now stream it in full via an exclusive premiere with our friends at Astral Noize.
Today we also announce details of the vinyl and CD editions of GROUNDSWELLS, released on September 25th.
PRE-ORDER VINYL / CD
Pre-orders will ship mid-September.
"As much as 'Groundswells' feels like a refinement though, it also broadens out the band’s sonic palette in some very evocative ways.... chiselled into an even more bleak, monolithic slab of heaviness " THE QUIETUS
"The dynamics are phenomenal. Wren find a riff and focus on it, adding weight to it with each repetition. Each track has the feel of mountains being built up then smashed back down." ASTRAL NOIZE
"This is a huge achievement. Even after I had finished listening to this album I had the riffs circling around my mind and making me want to listen to it again. I expect to see this one riding high on the end of year lists as this is stunning post-metal." ECHOES & DUST
"This is a harrowing, yet oddly beautiful experience that completely subsumes the listener into its bleak world, grinding down all before it into dust." NOIZZE
"Groundswells is gloomy, dark, lugubrious, the soundtrack to motional trauma and swings from anguished introspection to annihilative rage." AURAL AGGRAVATION
"This is an engaging and textured release, offering a compelling take on post-metal heaviness and mood-building." WONDERBOX METAL
GROUNDSWELLS pressing notes:
10 - Vinyl deluxe edition. Gizeh Store Exclusive. Silkscreened black ink on a white heavyweight card sleeve. Black poly-lined inner sleeve. Two additional silkscreened 12"x12" prints. Tote bag. 8 page zine. Hand-numbered. CD and download code included. LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER.
30 - Vinyl label edition. Gizeh Store Exclusive. Silkscreened silver ink on a black heavyweight card sleeve. Black poly-lined inner sleeve. 8 page zine. Hand-numbered. CD and download code included. LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER.
250 - Vinyl standard edition. Heavyweight card sleeve. Black poly-lined inner sleeve. Download code included.
30 - CD label edition. Silkscreened black ink and a white recycled card sleeve. Hand-numbered. Download code included. LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER.
200 - CD standard edition. Silkscreened white ink on a black recycled card sleeve. Download code included.
All LP and CD editions include a download code for 'Runes Ahead' - a sister EP to GROUNDSWELLS, comprised of additional noise experiments captured at Middle Farm Studios, alongside recontextualised source material from the tracklisting of GROUNDSWELLS, merged into unrecognisable states.