Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian have revealed the details behind their highly anticipated Relapse Records full-length debut entitled Return To Annihilation.  The album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.  The album will be released as CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24th in the UK and rest of the world.  

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date.  A trailer featuring a snippet of new music is available for viewing here while the cover art and pre-orders are available via this location.  A tracklisting is listed below.

Return To Annihilation Tracklisting:


Part I

1: Eternal Return

2: A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven

3: Two Moons

4: Return to Annihilation

  a. Into One Light

  b. Anathemata

  c. All Mineral in Upheaval



Part II

5: Exiting the Hall of Vapor and Light

6: Panorama of Mirror

7: Obsolete Elegies

    a: Isostasy

    b: Digression of Air

    c: Hydriotaphia

    d: In Felsic Splendor

AuthorJordan Mohler