Elder's Lore was one of my favorite metal albums of 2015, so I'm very excited to learn that they're giving it a followup this year. Their fourth album, Reflections of a Floating World, is out on June 2 via Stickman Records (EU) and Armageddon Label (US), and lead single "The Falling Veil" is out now.

Lore was more of a proggy hard rock album than a metal album, and the 11-minute "The Falling Veil" heads even further away from what you'd traditionally consider metal. Sorta like parts of the new Pallbearer album, this is arguably just a prog song and not a metal song at all. If you dig lengthy trips of '70s guitar heroics, you need to give this a listen. Check it out at Stereogum.

Elder have a bunch of European dates this summer, and they play Baltimore's awesome Days of Darkness festival in October. That fest has at least one legendary band that Elder probably take cues from, Captain Beyond.

UPDATE (5/16): Elder added North American tour dates with King Buffalo, including Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on October 11 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

1. Sanctuary 11:13
2. The Falling Veil 11:12
3. Staving Off Truth 10:18
4. Blind 13:23
5. Sonntag 08:39
6. Thousand Hands 09:36


Elder -- 2017 Tour Dates
Jul 21 BLÅ Brenneriveien 9c 0182 Oslo Oslo, Norway
Jul 25 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. Wiesbaden, Germany
Aug 01 Circolo Magnolia Milan, Italy
Aug 06 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Aug 07 Studio 24 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Aug 08 Soup Kitchen Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 09 The Underworld Camden London, United Kingdom
Oct 11 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Oct 12 Once Ballroom Somerville, MA
Oct 13 L'Escogriffe Montreal, Canada
Oct 15 El Club Detroit, MI
Oct 19 Three Links Dallas, TX
Oct 24 The Hi Tone Cafe Memphis, TN
Oct 26 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Oct 28 Days of Darkness Baltimore, MD