Becoming The Archetype Announces Details On New Album "I Am"
Atlanta, Georgia's Becoming the Archetype is returning with "I Am," due to drop September 18th on longtime label Solid State Records. Becoming the Archetype's publicist issued the following press release about the album:
"The band’s fifth full-length is baffling first and foremost because it’s not meant to be baffling. As guitarist, mastermind and band nucleus Seth Hecox explains, the album is less about reinventing heavy music than it is reinventing Becoming the Archetype. That’s not to say listeners won’t find the band doing its usual mind-warping and genre-bending, but the point of this album wasn’t to transcend the artform of metal music, it was to master it."
“I Am is 100% head banging riffs,” Hecox says. “Gone are the sitars and horns of Celestial Completion. Instead, we've crafted an album full of the heaviest and most technical songs we've ever written.”
Hecox and the Archetype boys are inviting fans to sample the new track “The Time Bender.” The catch? Listeners will have to settle for only a taste at first, but can unlock the remainder of the song by spreading the word for others to listen. Listen to help unlock "The Time Bender" at this location.
"’The Time Bender’ is a microcosm of the new album because it displays elements of what BTA has done in the past as well as elements of what the BTA sound is becoming,” says Hecox. “In that sense, it's a perfect bridge between people's past enjoyment of BTA's catalog and people's excitement over the new material. We've been playing the song live this whole summer so lots of ears have already heard a simplified version of this song and feedback has been spectacular. It's encouraging to know that so many people stand behind what we do and willingly follow us in each step of our musical evolution."
The album's track listing is:
1) The Ocean Walker
2) The Time Bender
3) The Eyes of the Storm
4) The Sky Bearer
5) The Machine Killer
6) The War Ender
7) The Weapon Breaker
8) The Planet Maker
9) The Sun Eater
10) I AM
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