Formed in 2012, Infinity Shred released a debut album in 2013 titled Sanctuary. After Sanctuary, the bandmembers struggled to figure out the next move with drummer George Stroud moving to Berlin. But after the recruiting of Clara Warnaar on drums in 2015 started a new era of Infinity Shred. After three years of writing and composing, Long Distance was birthed. Inspired by progressive trance, black metal and church choirs, Long Distance goes beyond the sci-fi / post-rock sound of Sanctuary. The album to me sounds like a futuristic, grungier “Brooklyn-esque” version of past Explosions in the Sky. Premiered on Hype Machine this week, the band describes the album as, “Composed over the span of three years (while simultaneously building a live reputation around Brooklyn and beyond), this dystopian, synth-driven opus rides the sonic forces of post-rock, dark metal and progressive trance into some truly uncharted territory.”
Infinity Shred will be hosting an album release show on November 18th at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn alongside Astronoid, Nullsleep and Blood Moon. Doors open at 8pm, for all ages. Tickets can be found here.
Infinity Shred’s Long Distance will be available on October 14th (pre-order).