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Latest news: Tue, Mar 06 2018, ALKALOID

Upcoming release: "Liquid Anatomy"

Release date: Fri, May 18 2018, US Fri, May 18 2018

ALKALOID have unleashed the first crushing track taken from their forthcoming new album, 'Liquid Anatomy', which will hit stores on May 18th. The German and Dutch progressive extremists are now streaming "Azagthoth" via the official media partners listed below.

Deaf Forever (DE)
Power of Metal (DK)
Friedhof (ES)
Kaaoszine (FI)
Hornsup (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IT)
Metalitalia (IT)
Rock Portaal (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Kvlt (PL)
Ultraje (PT)
Metalfan (RO)
Crank It Up (SE)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Zero Tolerance (UK)
Metal Injecton (US)

ALKALOID drummer Hannes Grossmann comments: "It's been three years since our debut full-length came out and we're thrilled to finally give the world a glimpse of our newest effort, 'Liquid Anatomy'. The track 'Azagthoth' picks up on the Lovecraft theme (as revealed by the title) that was already featured on our previous album, which made it a perfect fit for the first single. All 8 songs on the new album are drastically differing from each other as their stylistic and dynamic range is much wider than before. At the same time, we managed to create a cohesive record, on which every song can stand alone and simultaneously adds to the full picture. Even though 'Azagthoth' comes across as quite catchy, it's a very complex track with polyrhythmic time signatures. For example, I am playing the drums of the song's chorus with my hands with a simple 4/4, while my feet and the guitars are mimicking a 5/8 that is running through the entire track. Well, this kind of musical complexity will not come as a surprise to listeners of our previous record. However, our songwriting does not focus on complexity or technicality. These things matter less than writing a great timeless and unique song that is not confined by any musical boundaries. This being said, I hope that you will like this song as much as we do. Have fun!"

ALKALOID are furthermore releasing the artwork of 'Liquid Anatomy', which has been created by Christian Martin Weiss and can be viewed together with the album details below.



  1. Kernel Panic
  2. As Decreed by Laws Unwritten
  3. Azagthoth
  4. Liquid Anatomy
  5. In Turmoil's Swirling Reaches
  6. Interstellar Boredom
  7. Chaos Theory and Practice
  8. Rise of the Cephalopods

'Liquid Anatomy' can now be pre-ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

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Hissing, creeping, crawling, sending forth a multitude of sonic tentacles, swirling in dissonant chaos, and holding on to moments of sane clarity – ALKALOID take their musical references to H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos seriously on their sophomore full-length, 'Liquid Anatomy'.

Taking its name from a class of chemical compounds that are often used for pharmacological ends and sometimes even possess psychotropic capabilities, ALKALOID is defined through the field of tension created between various musical opposites. The band merges extreme metal and other genres of music into a unique progressive style that the listener might somehow find familiar but has not heard its exact like yet.

Drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, NECROPHAGIST, BLOTTED SCIENCE) and vocalist / guitarist Morean (DARK FORTRESS, NONEUCLID) founded ALKALOID in 2013. Their expressed goal was to extend the dynamic range used in metal to its extreme limits. A full line-up came together quickly with the addition of Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA, NECROPHAGIST, SPAWN OF POSSESSION) and Danny Tunker (ABORTED, GOD DETHRONED) on guitars, and Linus Klausenitzer (OBSCURA) on bass.

This collective of friends started to work on their debut album 'The Malkuth Grimoire', which was successfully crowdfunded and self-released in March 2015. After playing shows across Europe and a special gig in Cairo, Egypt which included a video shooting for their song "Cthulhu", ALKALOID are now demonstrating insanely rapid musical progression with their second album.

'Liquid Anatomy' combines the maturity to be expected from veterans in the field of extreme metal with the fresh approach of a band eager to explore new paths.


Name Instrument
Morean vocals, guitars
Christian Muenzner guitars
Danny Tunker guitars
Linus Klausenitzer bass
Hannes Grossmann drums

Releases Season of Mist


Liquid Anatomy

General information
: Fri, May 18 2018
: Fri, May 18 2018
: Extreme Progressive Metal
: SOM464


The Malkuth Grimoire

General information
: Fri, Feb 09 2018
: Fri, Feb 09 2018
: Progressive Death Metal
: SOM438
: available
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