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Insect Ark (US)

Collectif Mental and Café Central proudly present:

Insect Ark (US, Profound Lore Records)

NYC/Salt Lake City-based band Insect Ark is an instrumental duo that plays experimental psychedelic doom metal. Evoking visions of dripping and lurching horror films, outer space travel, and gritty noir textures, using delay-drenched lapsteel, distorted bass & synths, and acoustic and electronic drums to creating a sonic mural both uncomfortably intimate and icy cold.

Dana Schechter (lap steel, bass, synthesizers) is now accompanied by Andy Patterson on drums and samples.

Dana Schechter has worked as a collaborator for studio/stage with Angels of Light, Zeal & Ardor, ÅRABROT, Wrekmeister Harmonies, GNAW, Bee and Flower and Gifthorse among others. Starting in Spring 2020, she will be joining as a primary touring member of Swans.
Andy Patterson has worked in bands such as SubRosa, Done and The Otolith among others.

Their third album, The Vanishing, will be released on 28th February via Profound Lore Records.

The new songs bear many of Schechter's signature styles: eerie melodies, lush arrangements, barren darkened landscapes, epic heaviness, but it also has a refreshed feeling of focus and sparsity. The melodies are bigger and less cluttered; the chords are more crushing, the dynamics are more defined. The songs benefit greatly from drummer Andy Patterson's weighty, sinewy and graceful drumming. It is without question the most realized work of the band to date.