French-based post black metallers DECLINE OF THE I are excited to premiere the complete stream of their upcoming album “Escape” with Invisible Oranges. The band’s third studio album is the last part of a concept trilogy inspired by the works of Henri Laborit, and is set to be released this Friday, July 27th, on Agonia Records. Listen to the album at this link HERE

“Escape” includes six varied, original compositions replete with artwork from David Fitt.

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The band commented: “After a heavy and neurasthenic first chapter, and an epileptic, dirty and violent second one, here’s the last part of the Decline of the I’s trilogy: Escape. It’s now time to leave, to avoid this perpetual aggression of the outside world. All the other reactions leaded to a dead end. Running away is the only possible move for the subject to preserve its entity. There are many forms of escape: madness, suicide, technology, spirituality. This third album explores all of them. Musically, it’s the synthesis of all the previews works; it’s contemplative and slow but also very fast, dark and brutal”.

DECLINE OF THE I is largly influenced by the output of the French surgeon, writer and philosopher Henri Laborit. The band is led by a multi-instrumentalist, A – a skilled musician, who’s been a part of the metal scene for over 20 years, during which he played in bands such as Vorkreist, Merrimack, Neo Inferno 262, Malhkebre and Diapsiquir. DECLINE OF THE I is his personal approach on dark music, in which he’s accompanied by musicians of Merrimack, Anus Mundi, Temple of Baal, Eibon and Drowning fame.

“Escape” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Blacksun Recording by Junior Rodriguez. The album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats.

2.Enslaved by existence
3.Organless body
4.Hurlements en faveur de FKM
5.Negentropy (Fertility sovereign)
6.Je pense donc je fuis

A: guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, programming, vocals
V: vocals
G: vocals
S: drums
Guest vocals on “Je Pense Donc Je Fuis” by Kyrieh Alienor.


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