– February 21st, 2019 –
Launches video for new single, “Oneiric Realisations”
On April 19th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the record’s first single, “Oneiric Realisations”, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where Rhizomes of Insanity can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–ltd. digipak-CD w/ bonus track (EU exclusive)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–light yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!
Fractal Universe comments: “Directed by Vincent Tournaud, the video was shot during 2 days of October 2018 at l’Autre Canal in Nancy, France.
A special attention was given to the lightings and color grading, which were designed to both match with the album artwork and catch the particular atmosphere of the song.”
Fractal Universe‘s sophomore full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, hits as hard intellectually as it does sonically, affirming the French quartet’s place on the progressive death metal map. “‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ is a concept album based on a thought experiment around the concept of insanity,” asserts vocalist/guitarist Vince Wilquin. “It questions the origins of it, and tries to define where we set its boundaries with ‘reason’. It eventually questions its place in our modern society and surmises that it has turned into an intrinsic, unavoidable but also necessary part of it and of every human being, which we’re trying to repress at all costs.” From start to finish, the album is an immersive, complex yet wholly accessible collection rich in melody, invention, and packed with decimating riffs – wielding ten tracks, all of which hit their mark.
Rhizomes of Insanity track-listing
1. Oneiric Realisations
2. Flashes of Potentialities
3. Rising Oblivion
4. A Reality to Foreclose
5. Masterpiece’s Parallelism
6. Parabola of Silence
7. Madness’ Arabesques
8. Architectural Aberrations
9. Fundamental Dividing Principle
10. Chiasmus of the Damned
11. Collective Engram – Unplugged (Bonus Track)
With a headline French tour scheduled for April followed by a European run later in the year, plus the intent to play as many festivals as possible this summer, metal fans can expect to hear a lot more from Fractal Universe in 2019 and beyond. “Since the beginning of the band, we’ve always given ourselves a 100% to offer our fans the best possible music and memorable live performances. With ‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ and our forthcoming collaboration with Metal Blade Records, I believe we now have the perfect cards in hand to bring Fractal Universe to the next level.”.
Fractal Universe tour dates:
Apr. 19 – Nilvange, France – Le Gueulard+
Apr. 20 – Limours, France – Asylum Metal Fest
Apr. 23 – Nantes, France – La Scène Michelet
Apr. 25 – Toulouse, France – La Cave à Rock
Fractal Universe online: