Shadowy experimentalists APPRENTICE DESTROYER will release their second album “Permanent Climbing Monolith” on September 20th, 2019. With the LP about to hit, the album's first single and title track has been deployed through an exclusive premiere hosted by Echoes And Dust. Get mesmerized by “Permanent Climbing Monolith” RIGHT HERE!
The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Steve Peacock (ULTHAR, PANDISCORDIAN NECROGENESIS, PALE CHALICE, MASTERY), APPRENTICE DESTROYER is an experimental project that focuses on dense and layered soundscapes.
The first album, “Glass Ceiling Universe” (Castle Face, 2015) weaved an eclectic, driving soundtrack akin to analog Berlin school krautrock. With the recent expansion of 4 lead guitarists (including members of VASTUM, ULTHAR and PALE CHALICE), modular synthesis and pummelling live percussion, APPRENTICE DESTROYER’s new album and live show have developed into an exercise of harmonic overtone experimentation. Its heavy feedback laden melodies, cavernous vocals, and repetitive rhythmic fervor share dynamics with 70's synth prog, punishing noise rock and prepared garage guitar academia. Recommended for fans of Swans, Glenn Branca, Neu and Tangerine Dream.
Recommended for fans of Swans, Glenn Branca, Neu and Tangerine Dream.
“Permanent Climbing Monolith” tracklist:
01. Final Moongate
02. Permanent Climbing Monolith
03. The High Dimension Illuminator
04. Avalanche Arrival
05. Striped Dome Horizon
06. Falling Canyon Resonator
Steve Peacock - Electric / Acoustic Guitars, Drums, Synths, Vocals
Shelby Lermo (VASTUM, ULTHAR, EXTREMITY) - Electric Guitar
Nick Stanley - Electric Guitar
Bob Renz (CURASAO) - Electric Guitar
Max Bonick - Synthesizers
Brandon Thomas (PALE CHALICE) - Drums
Along with being commissioned to score the video accompanying the Grammy winning Voyager Golden Record, 40th anniversary edition (Ozma Records, 2017), APPRENTICE DESTROYER and related music from Steve Peacock has been covered by Pitchfork, Noisey, Wire, Decibel, Playboy, All Music, and more.