The Year Zero Blueprint, the debut LP by doom/avant-metal duo Until the Sky Dies, is out today through Cimmerian Shade
Recordings. Now available on CD, LP, and all digital platforms, the dystopian metal experiment can be streamed in its entirety.
“…the beefy, distorted riffing has a ghoulish, night-dark atmosphere, and the lead-guitar harmonies are slithery and demented…
the voices sound like monstrous cannibals gnawing bones and spitting acid caustic enough to etch glass.” – No Clean Singing
The debut from Until the Sky Dies, “The Year Zero Blueprint”, consists of expansive and diverse songs named only by sequential Roman
Numerals. The tracks brim with bold audio exploration, with many elements of a wide range of genres converging seamlessly into a
dystopian concept documenting mankind’s rebuilding of society after an impending collapse. The Year Zero Blueprint was recorded and
engineered by Ryan Michalski at RPM Studios in Tampa Florida, and mastered by J. Stillings (Steel Hook Prostheses, Metaconqueror,
Pharoid, Vermin) at Steel Hook Audio Mastering.
Who Is Until the Sky Dies?
Until the Sky Dies is the latest project of prolific musician Clint Listing (Grizzle, Long Winters Stare, As All Die, Broken Hands
For Brilliant Minds, Black Depths Grey Waves), who here supplies vocals, guitars, bass, and effects, and is joined by Ryan Michalski
(Cosmic Punch), who provides all lead guitar and drums. While employing a familiar mixture of ingredients from Listing’s other
projects, Until the Sky Dies stands alone when considering the forward-thinking way avant-garde metal, doom metal, post hardcore,
along with industrial and electronic elements are combined to form a truly unique sound.
“I didn’t know what to expect,” No Clean Singing offered in a recent track debut, continuing, “They boggled my mind. Or maybe
‘infected’ is a better word than ‘boggled’… It’s got that familiar head-bobbing surf-rock drum rhythm (though slowed down for
extra calamitous impact), but the beefy, distorted riffing has a ghoulish, night-dark atmosphere, and the lead-guitar harmonies are
slithery and demented… the voices sound like monstrous cannibals gnawing bones and spitting acid caustic enough to etch glass.”
Svbterranean agrees, issuing, “Until the Sky Dies is an interesting project that draws influence from doom metal, post-hardcore and
the avant-garde scenes and possesses its own odd and unique sonic character, which is self-evident in the group’s forthcoming
debut… lengthy, cacophonous doom crawls that spiral into unpredictable angular flourishes and groove-laden interludes that seem to
parody rock instrumentation on the drop of a dime.” Exclaim! Magazine’s review includes, “The debut full-length from this two-man
project dares to explore far-flung corners of both metal and beyond, incorporating influences from many a genre and genuinely
earning itself the title of avant-garde… Taking a weird note from the likes of Devin Townsend, Until the Sky Dies seem to
disregard the boundaries of genre, leaving us with a full-length of great dynamism…”