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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard share “Han-Tyumi & The Murder Of The Universe” from new LP

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have shared details of Murder of the Universe, their second album of 2017 — and far from the last if they stay on target. The 21-track concept album is divided into three chapters and…we’ll let the band’s frontman, Stu Mackenzie, take it from here:

We’re living in dystopian times that are pretty scary and it’s hard not to reflect that in our music. It’s almost unavoidable. Some scientists predict that the downfall of humanity is just as likely to come at the hands of Artificial Intelligence, as it is war or viruses or climate change. But these are fascinating times too. Human beings are visual creatures – vision is our primary instinct, and this is very much a visual, descriptive, bleak record. While the tone is definitely apocalyptic, it is not necessarily purely a mirror of the current state of humanity. It’s about new non-linear narratives.

You can listen to the whole of the 13-minute Chapter 3 (subtitled “Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe”), which encompasses six parts tied together via cyborg narration, and check out album art and tracklist, below.

Murder of the Universe is out June 23 via ATO. The band’s North American tour, which was in NYC last week (pics of night 1 and night 2), concludes with an appearance at Coachella. All dates are listed below

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King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard – Murder of the Universe Track Listing

Chapter 1: The Tale Of The Altered Beast
A New World
Altered Beast I
Alter Me I
Altered Beast II
Alter Me II
Altered Beast III
Alter Me III
Altered Beast IV
Life / Death

Chapter 2: The Lord Of Lightning Vs. Balrog
Some Context
The Reticent Raconteur
The Lord Of Lightning
The Balrog
The Floating Fire
The Acrid Corpse

Chapter 3: Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe
Welcome To An Altered Future
Digital Black
Han-Tyumi, The Confused Cyborg
Soy-Protein Munt Machine
Vomit Coffin
Murder Of The Universe

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – 2017 Tour Dates
4/11 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
4/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
4/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
4/18 – Las Vegas, NV – Pool @ Hard Rock Hotel
4/19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
4/21 – 4/23 – Indio, CA – Coachella
5/5 – 6/8 – Madrid, Spain – Sound Isidro 2017
5/31 – 6/4 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival 2017
6/3 – London, UK – Field Day 2017
6/5 – 6/8 – Marina di Ravenna, Italy – Beaches Brew 2017
6/8 – 6/10 – Porto, Portugal – NOS Primavera Sound 2017
6/9 – 6/11 – Nimes, France – This Is Not A Love Song 2017
6/13 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
6/14 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
6/15 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
6/16 – 6/18 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival 2017
6/16 – 6/18 – Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby 2017
6/22 – Paris, France – Cabaret Sauvage
7/21 – 7/23 – Byron Bay, NSW, Australia – Splendour in the Grass Festival 2017

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