Dreadnought unveil new track “Tempered”

Dreadnought band pic
Emergence” is the impending new full-length from Denver-based progressive doom unit Dreadnought. Set for release on May 10th, 2019, via Profound Lore, the band’s fourth long player takes their signature multiplex and pictorial sound to new sonic realms delving more into heavier and darker sonic territory.
As a precursor to its release, the band is pleased to unveil “Tempered” for communal consumption offering of the track: “"Tempered" is a turning point in the "Emergence" storyline, wherein the perspective of a once enraged and resentful self shifts focus upon ownership and growth”.
Stream “Tempered” below.

Engineered and mixed by Andy Patterson (Subrosa) and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate), with art and design by Mark Facey, “Emergence” will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats via Profound Lore.

For physical preorder options go to the Profound Lore Store here. For digital, visit the label’s Bandcamp page here.

1. Besieged
2. Still
3. Pestilent
4. Tempered
5. The Waking Realm
Dreadnought will bring their psalms to stages on a stretch of US live dates to kick off the summer season. Set to commence on June 21st and run through July 7th, the trek includes eight shows supporting Montreal’s Big|Brave and follows several previously-announced performances this spring including an appearance at Psycho Smokeout in Los Angeles, California alongside Elder, Monolord, Belzebong, Amenra, Uada, and more. See all confirmed dates below.

US Tour Dates 2019:
6/14 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Karl Hall+
6/21 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel
6/22 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive (TrveDadFest) #
6/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club #
6/25 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs #
6/26 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary #
6/27 Boston, MA @ Hong Kong #
6/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland #
6/29 Portland, ME @ Geno’s #
7/01 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine*
7/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
7/03 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*
7/04 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland*
7/05 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s*
7/06 Saint Louis, MO @ Fubar*
7/07 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*
# (w/ Big|Brave)
+ (Big|Brave only)
* (Dreadnought only)

Live Shows 2019:
4/17/2019 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO (w/ UADA, Cloak, Wormwitch)
4/20/2019 Psycho Smokeout @ Catch One - Los Angeles, CA
4/21/2019 Club Red Mesa - Mesa, AZ (w/ Monolord)
4/22/2019 Sister - Albuquerque, NM (w/ Monolord)
5/26/2019 The Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO (w/ Alien Weaponry)
There are a multitude of layers that establish Dreadnought’s sound, making them one of the more unique sounding bands in today’s doom/dark/progressive metal circles. Comprised of a myriad of influences that seamlessly sew their sound together, from prog, doom, folk, jazz, classical/chamber, avant-garde, and even a little bit of black metal managing to find its way into Dreadnought’s audial tapestry, “Emergence” is the culmination of the band’s continued development and evolution, one that began with 2013’s “Lifewoven” LP followed by 2015’s “Bridging Realms” and the aforementioned 2017 LP “A Wake in Sacred Waves”.
Thematically, “Emergence” resonates with elements of flame, tying together similar structures between the ancient connection of nature’s most destructive yet purifying forces and the human condition. “Emergence”’s five tracks follow the realities of this age-old cycle of rebirth, beginning with chaotic annihilation of what is, and leaving behind nourishing ash to enrich what is to come. A new being arises from the smolder, forged by the fires of self-destruction and trials of every lifetime before it.
With the ferocity of a wildfire, Dreadnought opens the album with “Besieged” painting the connections of the catastrophic events of life with witnessing the Earth ablaze. In memoir of the countless losses in the immolation, “Still” is an interlude that pays tribute to the mourning of fleeting life and memories. “Pestilent” speaks to intense struggle that we as humans battle to choose reality in moments of tribulations as we attempt to escape and resist the decimation left in the fire’s wake. Wisdom granted through the labours of rebirth leaves who was once seen as the victim, the true victor by their willingness to witness a broader perspective of transformation. “Tempered” captures the essence of this enlightened perspective, named by the process of strengthening metal tools using fires, the once destructive flames are seen as a purifying method to cultivate new life.
The dust settles upon a masterful being, one that has endured a renaissance with struggles of hellfire and gained a wealth of worldly knowledge. As we enter the final track, “The Waking Realm”, Dreadnought leaves us with this universal pattern of nature to reflect on as the final echoes of the album fade. No matter what cycle of rebirth we are currently in, nature’s perfected design lends comfort to those embarking on the journey of transformation as light from the fires of our own hell will guide the path forward.

Kelly Schilling - Guitar, flute, clean and harsh vocals
Jordan Clancy - Drums, alto/tenor saxophone
Kevin Handlon - Bass, mandolin, lyrics
Lauren Vieira - Keys, clean vocals