It’s been a decade since Canadian post-rock veterans Godspeed You! Black Emperor released Yanqui U.X.O.. Soon after the album release, the band went on hiatus, which they’ve ended in 2010 when they got back together to play live and they’ve been on tour since.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced the release of Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, the first new album since 2002. ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! drops on October 15th in Europe and the following day in the rest of the world, via Constellation Records. If you are lucky enough to go to one of the shows from their American tour, you can grab the album there.
According to the label, Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! features two twenty-minute slabs of epic instrumental rock music and two six-and-a-half minute drones.
The release date can’t come soon enough. Whilst we wait to hear their new material, here’s ‘motherfucker=redeemer (pt.2)’, the epic closing track from Yanqui U.X.O..