Premiere: Lament Cityscape ‘Among The Dead’ – New EP ‘The Old Wet’ Drops 21st December

Although Lament Cityscape are another new band to be featured on The Shaman this year, 2020 also sees the ensemble prepare to release The New Wet, their third EP of the year. Founded by multi-instrumentalist Mike McClatchey, they’re a difficult collective to pigeon hole (hooray I hear you cry) as they incorporate an amalgamation of sludge, metal and doom, but with a dark, that’s often heavy, but also at times ambient, industrial backbone flowing throughout.

Lament Cityscape

And today, it’s our pleasure to bring you a taste of the despondent tones from this new EP in the form the track Among The Dead, which Lament Cityscape brainchild Mike McClatchey comments on…

Among The Dead was the first song written for The Wet EPs. It was meant for some world-building by bringing up characters and ideas from older songs and expanding their role. At the time it was written, I considered it the most straightforward pop song of ours, but since then, we’ve released a lot more subtle and dance-based music. Anyhow, we are really excited to get this song out there finally. We can’t wait to play it loud. You should too.’

Intrigued? Now press play below…

More On Lament Cityscape & ‘The Old Wet’

Heavy industrial collective Lament Cityscape concludes the year with the EP, The Old Wet. The finale of the conceptual EP trilogy, The Old Wet will be out on the occasion of the winter solstice (December 21st). The previous two chapters of the series — The New Wet and The Pulsing Wet— arrived earlier half of this year. A single concept crosses into all three EPs, each EP representing a stage in transforming oneself into something new.

The Old Wet is really the accepting and embracing of a new form or role. The New Wet and The Pulsing Wet were both fighting against and fearing the inevitable transition,’ informs Mike McClatchey, the founder of the group. 

Lament Cityscape 'The Old Wet'

Initially started off as a sludge unit by Mike McClatchey in 2013, Lament Cityscape would later gradually turn into a heavy industrial artillery, channeling unearthly terror and dismally charged eeriness. Although their sound can be categorized best with the heavy industrial umbrella, the Oakland based unit transposes the identifiers of murky sludge, post-metal, dark post-punk, avant-noise, and dark ambient as well. Currently set as a four-piece, Lament Cityscape continued the majority of the journey as a duo.

Lament Cityscape enters a drearier and more enigmatic trajectory with the upcoming EP, The Old Wet. Grappling with different low and lurching tones, ambient rumbles, hypnotic hymns, and decomposing textures throughout the three tracks, the ever-evolving experimental industrial act ends a chapter and opens a new door at the same time.

The Old Wet Tracklisting:
01. A Rusting Moth
02. Among the Dead
03. Coagulant

Lament Cityscape on The Old Wet are:

A Rusting Moth:
Mike McClatchey – Lyrics, Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Synth, Programming
Lee Bartow – Synth, Programming

Among The Dead:
Mike McClatchey – Lyrics, Vocals, Bass, Live Drums, Guitars, Synth, Programming
David Small – Synth, Noise
Seánan McCullough – Live Drums, Additional Percussion
Peter Layman – Live Drums, Additional Percussion

Mike McClatchey – Lyrics, Vocals, Bass, Live Drums, Guitars, Synth, Programming
David Small – Synth, Programming, Noise
Seánan McCullough – Live Drums, Additional Percussion

The Old Wet will be released independently on the Winter Solstice, 21st December, and pre-orders are available over on Bandcamp.

Label: Independent
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