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News : Brisbane Deathcore outfit Babirus announces debut album ‘Humanoid’.

By on July 2, 2020

Brisbane deathcore metallers Babirus has today dropped their brand new single “Catatonia” taken from their forthcoming new album Humanoid, due for release on July 30th. The new single is the third cut from the band’s new release and is currently streaming on all major digital platforms. Watch it in full via Youtube below.

Secure your physical copy of Humanoid through the band’s official Big Cartel. Digital purchases and streaming available here.

A concept record, the band tells the story that “Humanoid is focused around the story of a central character, known as 343, and his journey between reality and the cybernetic world. As he is pushed and pulled through a series of events involving a sinister artificial intelligence, 343 is left to ponder his own existence and what it means to be human.

The story told by new single ‘Catatonia’ takes place mid-narrative of the record, and the band says that “Upon re-entry he quickly finds that he should not have chosen this path as he is captured and held against his will. Told by a disembodied voice that he is akin to this technological entity, a mirror of sorts, and that he should be willing to cast aside his body if only to elevate himself to a higher form and plane of existence. The voice eerily telling him that it is time to become a part of all things… Unable to understand exactly what was meant he begins to panic, wanting desperately to wake up and be rid of this nightmare. In a catatonic state, his mind races as he feels more fear than he ever imagined possible, questioning the very essence of his being and the reason for the existence of all of humanity if he is to be turned into something unknown against his will.

Humanoid was Recorded, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Dan Field at Sledgehammer Studios, Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Produced by Thy Art is Murder Guitarist Sean Delander.