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TERMINALIST: The Great Acceleration Debut LP From Danish Thrash Metal Act

Copenhagen, Denmark-based thrash metal quartet TERMINALIST presents their debut LP, The Great Acceleration. Offering a distinct slap of progressive thrash metal with a profound sci-fi concept delivering massively on both visceral and intellectual levels, the album is out today through Indisciplinarian and is streaming in its entirety. The world is ruled by speed. Speed which drives history forward in a state of ever-increasing acceleration. Such is the central claim of dromology; a theory of speed originated by French philosopher Paul Virilio (1932-2018).

It is on this premise that TERMINALIST bases their conceptual universe. On The Great Acceleration, they bring the dromocratic philosophy together with their own science fiction narratives as they describe a world in crisis and a planet in collapse being abandoned in favor of colonization of space.

 TERMINALIST uses the lens of dromology to describe the duality of technology and investigate Virilio’s thesis that the invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck; continuing the thrash metal tradition of political criticism and pessimism about the future.

Yet, the band’s output fits in among a new generation of metal bands using the genre’s monstrous sounds to illustrate the downfall of modern society in favor of something new and unknown. This is conveyed in a sound which is fast and aggressive, melodic, and dynamic; catchy yet technical. 

The Great Acceleration was recorded and produced by Lasse Ballade (Konvent, Alkymist, Deiquisitor, Slægt, Orm) at Ballade Studios in Copenhagen during the summer of 2020, mastered by V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) at Woodshed Studio in Germany, and completed with fascinating artwork created by Ryan T. Hancock. 

Listen to TERMINALIST’s entire The Great Acceleration LP now at THIS LOCATION and watch the videos for “Relentless Alteration” HERE and “Terminal Dispatch” HERE. 

The Great Acceleration is out now on LP limited to 300 copies on Black and 100 copies on Red vinyl, as well as cassette, and digital formats, available at the Indisciplinarian webshop HERE and through all digital providers including Bandcamp HERE.

 TERMINALIST plays a release show at Stengade in their native Copenhagen, tomorrow, May 8th with support from Throwe. Watch for additional live update to post in the weeks ahead. 

TERMINALIST Release Show:5/08/2021 Stengade – Copenhagen, DK [info]

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