PSYCHONAUT: Belgian Psychedelic Post-Metal Trio Unveils “The Story Of Your Enslavement” Video; Unfold The God Man Debut To See Release Via Pelagic Records

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New Noise Magazine has unveiled the official new lyric video for “The Story Of Your Enslavement” from Belgium-based psychedelic post-metal trio PSYCHONAUT. The track comes off the band’s debut full-length, Unfold The God Man, set for release on March 6th via Pelagic Records.

Issues the band of the latest track, “‘The Story of Your Enslavement’ is the most aggressive and ‘negative’ song on the album. It takes place somewhere between the arrival of Sananda (the Jesus figure) and the present. The basic idea is that we have become out of touch with our higher selves and have descended into a numb, slave-like existence where our own real concern is to keep our system alive. We are all serving a corrupt, destructive machine that is slowly killing humans, animals, and nature and the only reason we aren’t organizing a massive rebellion is because we believe we’re not strong enough to do so or because we’re not willing to sacrifice our artificial luxuries. The advice that we’ve included in this song is that we need to realize how powerful we all are together and that the only reason that we’ve become slaves is because we’ve allowed ourselves to believe so. We have the ability to reconnect to Source and realize that we have the potential to become so much more. We can start to recognize the fact that we shouldn’t even need a ‘system’ to keep us organized. We shouldn’t need ‘leaders’ since we are more than capable of leading ourselves if we all align our actions with our conscience.”

View PSYCHONAUT’s “The Story Of Your Enslavement” lyric video, now playing at New Noise Magazine, HERE.

Find the band’s previously released video for “Kabuddah” at THIS LOCATION.

PSYCHONAUT’s Unfold The God Man will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find preordering info below:

North America – http://bit.ly/psychonautNA
Europe – http://bit.ly/psychonautEU
Australia – http://bit.ly/psychonautAUS
Digital – http://bit.ly/psychonautUTGM

PSYCHONAUT literally came from out of nowhere — Mechelen, Belgium, to be precise — but their debut album showcases truly world class musicianship and songwriting abilities, heavily influenced by ‘70s bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, but also drawing inspiration from contemporary heavy artists like Tool or Amenra. Recorded by Chiaran Verheyden at the renowned Daft Studios in Malmedy, Unfold The God Man is an intricate concept album tackling philosophical and existential themes, and ultimately exploring mankind’s re-ascension to a higher level of consciousness. The nearly seventy-minute-long album contains material from over three years of incessant writing, arranging and recording.

“We’ve always been interested in religion, spirituality, and philosophy,” comments Stefan DeGraef, who oversees all guitars and half the vocals in PSYCHONAUT. “We’ve meditated together, had long discussions about the nature of life, the origin of consciousness, the purpose of existing etc. for as long as we’ve known each other. We share a common vision and have a connection. We were blessed with some experiences in the past which fundamentally changed the way we look at the universe and ourselves.

It comes as no surprise then that there is a lot of attention to detail behind Unfold The Godman: one such feature is the fact that the album was recorded with the note A tuned to 432 Hz, because this relates to the idea that 432 is a multiple of the number 9, which is used in much of the symbolism to which the band refers.

PSYCHONAUT made themselves a name across the Benelux underground with a raw and compelling live show, which merges their wall of sound with intense visual landscapes and moody lighting design. Contrast and variation are the two main anchors on which they base their musical and visual ideas. Since 2013, they have released two physical EPs – 24 Trips Around The Sun (2014) and Ferocious Fellowman (2016) and taken the stages of Desertfest, Rock Herk, and Putrock Festivals. ​

 “Unfold The God Man spans everything in a very heady way, often creating a unique amalgamation of tones with the highest quality of songwriting abilities.” — Heavy Blog is Heavy

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