Vancouver (BC) – Musically progressive and sonically expansive, Canada’s Seven Nines and Tens signed to Willowtip Records earlier this year and will release Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers on January 7.
The album’s first single, “Popular Delusions,” is streaming now at:
Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers still features the sounds on which the band made their name (Post Hardcore, Shoegaze, Progressive Rock, and Math Metal), but features some new stylistic touchstones, such as 70’s hard rock, classic rock, and more traditional metal styles. All in all, Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers aims to be one of the finest metal albums to be released in 2022 and a career highlight for the band.
Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers marks the first time that band founder/songwriter David Cotton wrote lyrics/sang vocals on a Seven Nines and Tens record. The band was never intended to be instrumental and the addition of vocals coupled with the tightest set of songs of their career seems to have elevated the band’s sound to another level. In writing the record the band performed live with a ton of acts including Minus the Bear, Alcest, Pinkish Black, Nothing, Elder, Astronoid, Royal Thunder, and many others. The new album marks the arrival of the Seven Nines and Tens sound.
“Seven Nines and Tens are about to shake hands with an entirely new audience. The Vancouver-based post-whatever-you-got anti-genre purveyors have inked a deal to release their cumbersomely-titled third full-length — deep breath in — Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers, through Western Pennsylvania imprint Willowtip Records, who are more known for doling out grind and various other forms of extreme metal than heavy or experimentalist rock, but have always had an ear for the forward-thinking.”– The Obelisk
Seven Nines and Tens‘ third album, Over Opiated in aForest of Whispering Speakers, is the follow-up to their 2012 debut album Habitat 67, sophomore albumSet the Controls for the Heart of the Slums, and 2019 career-spanning cassette boxset Satisfy the Faction.
1) Popular Delusions
2) Throwing Rocks at Mediocrity
3) Midnight Marauders
4) Let’s Enjoy the Aimless Days While We Can
6) Fight for your Right to Partial Relevance
Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers was recorded at Raincity Recorders in Vancouver British Columbia (Canada).
The album was written by David Cotton (guitar/vocals).
The album was produced by David Cotton, Matt Roach, and Adam Vee.
The album was mixed and mastered by Adam Vee.
The album cover was designed by Ahmed Emad Eldin. Eldin’s most well-known work is the cover of the 2016 Pink Floyd Endless River album.
The Seven Nines and Tens logo was designed by Conrad Keely.
The layout for the record was done by Sage Davies
Band Photo Credit: Milton Stille
David Cotton (Guitar/Vocals)
Maximillian Madrus (Bass)
Alexander Glassford (Drums)
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