Set To Release New Album The Long Dream I
On June 5 via Wild Thing Records
Pre Orders Available Now
One of the fastest rising acts of the burgeoning Australian progressive music scene, Ballarat’s Ebonivory will release their highly anticipated new album, The Long Dream I on June 5 via Wild Thing Records!
It is available for pre-order now
The Long Dream I is the first of a two-part concept album, delivering a vision that is pure and unrestrained by musical conformity, often leaving the listener nostalgic, enraged, and paralysed within the span of seconds. Entirely-self produced, mastered by Forrester Savell (Karnivool), and led by singer Charlie Powlett’s emotionally powerful delivery, every song presents a completely unique reimagining of what progressive music is capable of; shifting from the punk-inspired moments of Hanmer Streetinto the gritty, futuristic soundscapes of Explosions After Dark, and transcendental riffs and passages of Introvection. All the while effortlessly maintaining cohesive melodic bonds, resembling a sequence of dreams.
Frontman Charlie Powlett, says of the new album:
“We are absolutely beaming with excitement knowing that the first instalment of our upcoming 2-part album, ‘The Long Dream’ will finally see the light of day on the 5th of June. Entirely self-produced over the course of 4 years, ‘The Long Dream’ became infused with self-referential hardship and internal disaster that only further serves its story. Every song presents a completely unique reimagining of what progressive music is capable of, while maintaining cohesive melodic bonds like a sequence of dreams that makes perfect sense, but only until you commit it to words. It is a twisting journey that weaves through depression and elation; past, present, and future. This album is the cornerstone of Ebonivory. It encompasses everything we are passionate about as a band, and represents our leap of faith into the raging storm that is the modern music industry”
The last twelve months have seen Ebonivory rise through the Progressive ranks to a commanding live act.
A whirlwind performance at Australia’s acclaimed PROGFEST festival, alongside international heavyweights The Ocean (Germany), Monuments (UK)and Skyharbor (India/USA)kicked off 2019 in a big way for the guys. They then went on to support alt-rock powerhouse Dead Letter Circus and traversed the country with progressive rock juggernaut Circles for The Winter Tour.
The bands singles Patting the Black Dog, Tales Of Termina and most recently, Explosions After Dark, landed coverage with PROG Magazine (UK), Metal Sucks (USA), Triple J’s “The Racket” & “Home And Hosed”, Spotify’s “Homegrown + Heavy” Playlist, and Rage – with earlier single Persist added to the “Progressive Metal” Spotify playlist, garnering 270k streams to date.
Ebonivory recently teamed up with one of the scenes most prominent
bands, Sydney’s Glass Ocean for the After Dark tour which saw them play to their ever growing fan base across the country. The bands epic 26 date North American Tour with Caligula’s Horse & Moon Tooth (USA) that was scheduled to take place through May and June has been postponed until January due to the Covid19 pandemic.
On the US tour postponement, Powlett reflects:
“On a bittersweet note; our North American tour with Caligula’s Horse has been postponed to January of 2021, due to the global COVID-19 crisis. Every sector of our industry is fundamentally affected, but in a time where new music is becoming crucial for morale, we’ve decided to push on with releasing this album, despite the immediate inability to perform in-person shows to support it. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone that has supported Ebonivory thus far, and want our fans to know that we are monitoring the situation very carefully in order to organise shows at the soonest dates, without putting anyone at risk. We are still extremely excited to have the opportunity to share our music with the world!”
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Powlett formed Ebonivory in 2014, later joined by long-time musical collaborators and childhood friends Jake Ewings (guitar), Louis Edwards (guitar, backing vocals), Connor McMillan (bass, backing vocals), and David Parkes (drums, percussion). Their early releases – Ebonivory I – EP (2014), The Only Constant (2015), Ebonivory II – EP (2016) – became Australian progressive cult-classics; employing a unique distillation of progressive metal, alternative rock, post-hardcore, and modern punk. An amalgamation which has evolved into becoming the band’s signature sound.
Pre-Orders for The Long Dream I are available now
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