Hailing from the German city of Mannheim, sludge metal band Black Shape of Nexus, having recently signed with Exile On Mainstream, are preparing for the release of their upcoming third full-length Negative Black.
Recorded in the Winter of 2011 and twisted into shape at the mighty Tonmeisterei Studio, Negative Black — an album four years in the making — marks a new step for Black Shape of Nexus, carving a path into their foreseeable future. The album has been eagerly awaited by the band’s diehard cult fanbase and underground doom/sludge aficionados since the release of their 2008-released Microbarome Meetings 2xLP. While the outfit already bears the reputation for unfurling some of the most destructive but still coherently-flowing sludge metal available, incorporating outside elements of crust, black metal and ambient/soundscape persuasion at times, Negative Black surges to even deeper caverns of auditory obliteration, pummeling you with painfully slow doom and finishing you off with acrid, harsh drones, and giving down-tempo a whole new meaning.
Negative Black will be released in Germany on April 20th, EU/UK on April 30th and the US on June 5th. It will be made available to fans on CD in a matte-varnished 6-panel digifile, a 2xLP format with inside/out printed gatefold cover, and deluxe digital download.
Negative Black Track Listing:
3. 60 WV
4. 10000 µF
7. Neg. Black
BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS German Tour April 2012:
4/14/2012 Immerhin – Würzburg, Germany w/ Conan, Obelyskkh
4/15/2012 Kult41 – Bonn, Germany w/ Wall
4/16/2012 Jubez – Karlsruh, Germany
4/17/2012 KV – Nürnberg, Germany
4/18/2012 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
4/19/2012 Red Rooster – Berlin, Germany
4/20/2012 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, Germany
4/21/2012 Nexus – Braunschweig, Germany w/ Beehoover