The New Sons of Alpha Centauri album, “Continuum”, will be released on 1 June 2018 via H42 Records worldwide and on Cobraside Records for United States & Canada.
Aaron Harris from post metal band ISIS and Palms (feat. members of Deftones) has engineered and produced the Continuum. This is the first full-length album from the band in 11 years.
Watch an interview with Nick Hannon (bass) and Marlon King (guitars) talk about the last 10 years since the debut:
About Sons of Alpha Centauri
Originally a duo formed in the summer of 2001, Sons of Alpha Centauri are an avant-garde post-metal group based in the Thames Gateway Swale area of London. Founding members Nick Hannon (bass) and Marlon King (guitar) conceived the instrumental project and wrote a large number of tracks together before the decision was made to expand the roster, with the pair asking Stevie B. to take on drumming duties and inviting Andrew Blake to add “textures and ambience” to the group’s sound. The band has also been a rather inclusive project, working and collaborating with a handful of outsiders, including a 2005 project with Australian artist Seldon Hunt. A demo was recorded and saw (very limited) release in 2004, but it was not until 2007 that the band would issue its first album, entitled Sons of Alpha Centauri (released on Sound Devastation Records). Last Day of Summer (on UnderDogma Records) followed in 2009, as did Ceremony to the Sunset, a release by the collaborative project Yawning Sons, which features the Sons of Alpha Centauri’s King, Hannon, and Stevie B. along with guitarist Gary Arce and others. (Source)
Over a decade since the release of their debut album, Sons of Alpha Centauri return for their second full-length album an epic introspective journey of abrasive and ambient progressive electronic alt rock entitled Continuum.
Over a decade in development Continuum is driven with an raw infusion of power that only Aaron Harris from ISIS and Palms could deliver from the producing and mixing helm. Harris has driven his unique and deep understanding of the genre to channel the album to compare against contemporaries such as the debut Palms album and the ISIS masterpiece Panopticon.
This raw and cathartic performance further reinforces that this is Sons’ at their heaviest with Continuum wrought with dark anthems, intense textures, introspective interludes and tidal waves of immersive distortion.
Having just recently released a boxset of their collaborations with Karma to Burn and their partnership with Yawning Man known as Yawning Sons being widely regarded as a cult act the return of Sons of Alpha Centauri is something to really watch in 2018.
Continuum sees a development of the heavier blended concepts expressed on the debut album and Sons of Alpha Centauri re-emerge with Aaron Harris as the instrumental electronic alt rock titans!