Deafheaven stream “Brought to the Water”

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photo: Kristen Coffer

Black metal giants Deafheaven have released a stream of the lead track from their beyond-anticipated new full-length, New Bermuda. Stream “Brought to the Water” below.

At eight minutes and 35 seconds in length, “Brought to the Water” marks the shortest lead track since the band’s 2010 demo. All the same, it represents one-fifth of the band’s recently detailed third full-length, which will see a release Oct. 2 on ANTI-.

“We wanted to share ‘Brought To The Water’ first because it gives a good idea of the overall sonic tone of the record and really evokes feelings that come with uprooting and throwing oneself into the complacent, monotonous routine of adulthood,” said vocalist George Clarke.

And what a glorious return it is, characterized by Clarke’s better-enunciated theatrics (previously heard on last year’s “From the Kettle Onto the Coil” single), a piano-led fade-out, reassuring blast beats, and waves of guitar parts that start grim but eventually become more Pixies than Darkthrone.

Deafheaven released the critically acclaimed Sunbather in 2013. They’ll tour with Tribulation and, on select dates, Envy, this fall. See those dates below.

Oct 15 San Diego, CA — The Casbah
Oct 16 Pomona, CA — The Glass House
Oct 17 San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
Oct 19 Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom
Oct 20 Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 21 Seattle, WA — Neumos
Oct 23 Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge
Oct 24 Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
Oct 25 Lawrence, KS — The Granada
Oct 26 St. Louis, MO — The Ready Room
Oct 28 Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line
Oct 29 Madison, WI — High Noon Saloon
Oct 30 Chicago, IL — Metro
Oct 31 Detroit, MI — Shelter at St. Andrews
Nov 01 Toronto, ON — Opera House
Nov 02 Montreal, QC — Club Soda
Nov 03 Boston, MA — Royale
Nov 05 New York, NY — Webster Hall
Nov 06 Washington, DC — The Howard Theatre
Nov 07 Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
Nov 08 Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
Nov 10 Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade — Downstairs
Nov 11 Orlando, FL — The Social
Nov 13 Houston, TX — Warehouse Live Studio
Nov 14 Austin, TX — Mohawk
Nov 15 Dallas, TX — Trees
Nov 17 Albuquerque, NM — Sister
Nov 18 Phoenix. AZ — Crescent Ballroom
Nov 20 Los Angeles, CA — The Roxy
Nov 21 Los Angeles, CA — The Roxy

Oct. 15 — Nov. 21 with Tribulation
Oct. 30 — Nov. 7 with Tribulation and Envy