French tech-death titans Gorod are primed to release their fifth album, A Maze of Recycled Creeds, this fall (worldwide on Listenable, domestic on Unique Leader on October 16). We have the exclusive premiere of “Celestial Nature” below (along with the album cover). But before you indulge, strap yourself in for some super intense, super obscure context, courtesy of the band:
“The lyrical concept of this album is based on the unfathomable fantasies created by various secret societies and mystical orders. A Maze Of Recycled Creeds speaks of the fraternity of the Rose-Croix, specifically via the works of Sâr Merodack Joséphin Péladan (1858 – 1918), a peculiar ‘guru’ claiming to have divine origins from Assyria… For the track ‘Celestial Nature,’ we touch on the enlisting of neophytes by using astrology. In a preamble to the initiation rites, the Rosicrucian disciple must identify himself with one major star and two minor stars the better to understand himself as an individual. This teaching matches with the Rosicrucian recurring discourse pattern about knowing oneself.”
Got it? Good. Now you can press play.