Progressive metal fusion quartet VALENCE‘s new album, Cognitive Dissidents, drops tomorrow, April 12, but… surprise! The band have unleashed their entire new album a day early via PopMatters! Stream the entire opus here.
Guitarist Geoffrey Schaefer says: “This album has been more than a year in the making, so we are incredibly excited that everyone will finally get to hear it in its entirety. We consider Cognitive Dissidents to be our magnum opus and are so happy to be able to stream this early for everyone.”
Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz, and more, VALENCE‘s varied yet cohesive influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and emotive, while not sacrificing accessibility.
Cognitive Dissidents, the ambitious follow up to their Independent Music Award-winning 2014 EP, Laser Baron, was recorded and produced at Westfall Studios in Long Island, NY.
Cognitive Dissidents Track Listing:
1. Damnit, Lana!
2. Prelude: Parlance of Our Time
3. I. If You’re Not into the Whole Brevity Thing
4. II. Calmer Than You Are
5. III. Preferred Nomenclature
7. Red Sky at Morning
VALENCE have performed across the eastern United States and Canada with artists like Scale The Summit, Sarah Longfield, Consider The Source, Felix Martin and more, and will soon expand their national footprint later in 2019. In the meantime, VALENCE has several U.S. performances booked this winter and spring. See below for all confirmed tour dates:
VALENCE Tour Dates:
4/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Darkside Records – Record Store Day
4/26 – Holbrook, NY @ Rams American Pub
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
4/29 – Orange, VA @ 3 B’s Bar & Grille
5/1 – Raleigh, NC @ Slims
5/2 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
5/3 – Asheville, NC @ Static Age
5/4 – Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works
5/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Black Crown Initiate // Album Release Show
Visit this Facebook invite for a listing of these shows.