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Apocrypha

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    Hardcover digibook with integral 20-page lyric/photo/storybook bound in.
    First 200 copies ONLY include bonus disc "Live From Laser Highway":
    01. PRISM
    02. Cycleheart
    03. Basilisk
    04. War Drone
    05. HEV
    06. You Are Hollow
    07. Scorched Earth
    08. Neuroleptic
    09. Smash The State
    10. Necropolis Mechanica
    11. Antibody
    12. Exotic Code
    13. Eighty Eight

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For fans of Australian cyberpunk act SIRUS, a sense of anticipation has steadily been building since the arrival earlier this year of the stunning single and music video “Singularity”.

Finally, almost 3 years in the making, we can officially confirm the release date of the epic third album for DWA “Apocrypha” as being October 26 – accompanying the Melbourne-based four-piece’s first foray into touring in Europe this fall…

With “Apocrypha”, SIRUS announce an entirely new chapter in the evolution of their lyrical content – self-described as “a high-concept science fiction album” - while of course coming hard-wired to a hybrid of some of the most formidable sounds in contemporary electronic music, harnessing disparate elements from djent to dubstep into an industrial-strength fusion.

While both the debut album for DWA “Broken Hearts, Corporate Minds” and 2015 follow-up “Satellite Empire” could be called overtly political critiques on dystopian themes, for “Apocrypha” singer/songwriter Josh Rombout has embarked instead on the creation of his own mythos, combining concepts such as transhumanism with the legends of ancient Egypt – as referenced visually by the album artwork.

“Apocrypha” offers a soundscape of sweeping expanse, encompassing near-ambient through to progressive metal and everything in between. Topped throughout with the trademark twin vocals of Rombout himself and Keeva – darkness and light, bitter and sweet – on “Deep State” SIRUS even assimilate rap with guest vocals from John Stancil of SERAPHIM SYSTEM. The punchy electronics are augmented by top-notch audio mastering from none other than Kolja Trelle – currently making a massive comeback with his own project SOMAN…

Such a landmark recording was always liable to be made available in the kind of superlative collector’s edition packaging it surely deserved – and indeed the CD first edition of “Apocrypha” comes in a lush hardcover digibook format, with integral 20-page lyric/photo/storybook bound in.

And if that were not yet sufficient enough reason to have you already reaching for your wallets while simultaneously salivating, the first 200 copies of this sumptuous digibook come complete with a second CD “Live From Laser Highway” – recorded at Melbourne’s cult synthwave club last month in front of a crowd so packed the staff had to remove seating to fit everyone in. This ultra-limited bonus disc contains an hour-long continuous mix of SIRUS’ most club-friendly tracks, culled from the full range of their now burgeoning back-catalogue - and will never be re-pressed!

Pre-order for “Apocrypha” is available NOW and includes an immediate free download of one of the brand new tracks from the album..!

credits

released October 26, 2018

Written, performed and engineered by Josh Rombout

Additional vocals performed by Keeva: "Singularity", "Symphony Of Revenge", "Basilisk", "The Book Of Gates", "Tahrir" + resampling and additional content

Additional vocals on "Deep State" written and performed by John Stancil of SERAPHIM SYSTEM

Mastered by Koltron Music Production

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