Portland, OR progressive doom metal band LESBIAN will release its new album, Hallucinogenesis, on August 26 via Translation Loss Records. Produced, recorded and mixed by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room, Boris) at Seattle's Avast! Recording Company (Earth, High on Fire), the record features four towering tracks of the group's "Pre-Historic Phantasy Thrash" and is the follow-up to LESBIAN's 2013 LP, Forestelevision, a one song, 44-minute release that was hailed as "psychedelic space-doom" by Blabbermouth. Hallucinogenesis also marks the recording debut of new LESBIAN vocalist B.R.A.D Mowen (Asva, Master Musicians of Bukkake, Accused), who joined the band in 2015.
"'Hallucinogenesis' tells a fantastical story of a spore-filled asteroid that collides with earth and forever alters its history and the course of consciousness," said the band of the album's concept. "The impact of this fungal expolsion signals a new dawn of creation called "Pyramidal Existinctualism". As meteorites are pulled towards the sun, they collide, levitate, circulate, then populate. One of the few survivors of this catastrophe is the Kosmoceratops. It’s time to bow to the new lord of this world."
In keeping with the record's surreal storyline, its cover artwork was designed by distinguished heavy metal artist Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed), who created imagery whereby, "The world is inverted into dream state layers of exposed history".
In addition to Mowen, LESBIAN features Daniel Joseph La Rochelle (guitar), Dorando Peter Hodous (bass, vocals), Arran Emory McInnis (guitar, keyboards) and Benjamin Paul Thomas-Kennedy (drums, percussion).