Serious Beak Drop New Single (And Could Use Your Help!)

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Experimental Australian instrumental prog-metal band Serious Beak have released the first official details for their long awaited follow up to their 2011 debut album Huxwhukw. After raising some eyebrows on their facebook page (go give them a thumbs up) by originally announcing they would be deviating from their (already crazy) path by releasing an album of re-imagined Sikh traditional devotional songs titled Yiewious Sikh, the group came through 2 days later and announced the actual details.

The Sydney-based psychedelic-proggers gave us the album title – Ankaa, and the track-listing, along with a stream of the new 10+ minute single Red (Laniocera hypopyrra). With Mell Dettmer (Earth, Sun O))) enlisted for mastering duties and the band promising the album to feature complex arrangements, plentiful polyrhythms and an intense psychedelic edge, Ankaa sounds like it has been worth the 4 year wait. Click play below and read on for more details.

The album will be released through Art As Catharsis Records and you can find the track-listing and more details on the album over at their bandcamp page, where you can pre-order ahead of the November 3rd release date. To help fund the release of an awesome gatefold vinyl edition, the band have created a little crowdfunding page with some delicious rewards depending on the amount of money you’re willing to chuck in. Don’t be timid, it’s not a donation style set-up either, with rewards starting from around $10 which gets you a pre-order of the album through to deals with;
  • prints of their intricate album art
  • various chromablast t-shirts
  • exclusive back catalogue material
  • band members remixing your songs
  • instrument lessons
  • even having the band play a gig at your house.

Stab here for more details for what’s on offer, but you’ll have to be quick, as they’ve already reached 2/3rds of the $3500 required for the pressing. While we await November, you can head back and buy/stream their killer first album Huxwhukw. It’s name your price but is most definitely worth some of your hard earned, as there is much to discover inside its controlled chaos. Each track swinging from stompy off-time fun to serene artistic obscurities (see track 4 – Gödel !Xun), and everything in between. The band themselves say it’s FFO: Meshuggah, Mastodon, King Crimson, Botch, The Mars Volta and Animals As Leaders. I’d add Behold…The Arctopus to that list.

More news on the album as it comes to claw.

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  • Mother Shabubu 4

    I FUCKING LOVE SERIOUS BEAK. OBEY THE BEAK.

  • Vote for Jeb

    This Red song is doing it for me.

    • Lacertilian

      Did you try the debut?

  • Guacamole Jim

    Ah, this is rad shit. Good lunchtime jams.

  • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

    I think we have our next Photo Chop!

    http://www.toiletovhell.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/unnamed2-300×174.jpg

    Good band, but wish they put in some vocals to top it off.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    That’s what I imagine all Aussies look like

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree
    • Dagon

      Do it.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    This is neat. Aussies are killin it with prog recently.

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

      It’s not totally prog of course, but have you heard the new Midnight Odyssey?

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        Never heard of them but checking it out now, pretty interesting mix between like prog/black/folk, but like a future/spacey take on it.

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          Yep yep. Damn good stuff, and the new CD stretches seamlessly across 2 hours.

  • DCLXVI

    these nerds are just begging for the locker

    • tertius_decimus

      Thank you for the gift! It’s very nice surprise and very nice of you! Thanks!

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    Australian Death Metal. Good shit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDXnaRwOPTA

    • DCLXVI

      excellent

    • Vote for Jeb

      Lovecraft reference.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        I’m pretty sure all their songs are Lovecraft themed.

        EDIT: I could be wrong though, since I don’t read a lot of his material.

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          Sulphur Aeon’s crown is now in jeopardy.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            What?

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            For Lovecraft themed metal.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Oh.

  • Dagon

    The first streaming track off the album is grooving me hard. It has this nice rhythm that starts and stops and starts and stops.

    • Dagon

      Halfway through it gets in a Intronaut vibe but more riffy and less ambient.

      • Lacertilian

        I’ve heard others mention some Intronaut vibes on their debut.

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

      I was getting a sorta Textures vibe from it, or Disperse without the vocals.

      • Dagon

        I dont think i know any of these bands. Might look formthem later.

      • tertius_decimus

        Disperse’s debut is a masterpiece. Too bad, the second one was lackluster Meshuggah-wannabe copycat. Haven’t listened to Jakub’s recent solo album yet. Don’t know what to expect.

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          Second one wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t quite up to the high bar that the first one set. Hard to believe he was only 18 when he made the first one.

  • tertius_decimus

    Serious Beak is a serious deal! Very good groovy stuff free of djent boredom.

    > The band themselves say it’s FFO: Meshuggah

    Um-m… doubtful (in a good way).

    • Dagon

      I could hear it in the new material. Not in a bad wa 🙂

  • Oh look, GREAT prog. A scarcity in these hard times. Thank you for posting, I hadn’t heard of this band before and this is killing me in the best way

  • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom
  • Vocals would be nice over this but the challenge becomes where/where not to put them. Band’s got some serious chops to go with their beak.

  • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

    What exactly is a chromablast shirt?

    • Óðinn

      I’m not entirely sure, but it seems to be some kind of special printer ink that prints out graphic transfers that go onto t-shirts. Presumably, you’d put the ink into popular brands of computer printers like Ricoh and Epson, and then print out your transfers.

      http://www.bestblanks.com/chromablast.html

  • Waynecro

    That’s pretty good. And I could use some instrument lessons. Every time I try to write a death-metal song, it comes out as a DSBM song. I think I have a problem.

    • No, no, you’re doing it right.

      Give me a W, A, Y, etc, etc, aw shit, it’s getting dark, pack it up girls . . .

      • Waynecro

        Oddly enough, when I actually try to write black metal, it always comes out sounding like Stan Bush.

        • That is just . . . incorrect.

          • Waynecro

            No amount of tremolo picking makes “You Got the Touch” kvlt.