Genghis Tron have released their first new song in 13 years, “Dream Weapon.”
The new track is the experimental metal group’s first since their 2008 sophomore album Board Up the House. It’s also the title track of their new record, which drops March 26 on Relapse Records.
The core duo of guitarist Hamilton Jordan and keyboardist Michael Sochynsky have welcomed two new members to the Genghis Tron line-up: vocalist Tony Wolski—who replaces Mookie Singerman—and Sumac/Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn.
The outro of “Dream Weapon,” which goes from psychedelic to pummeling, hints at the new direction the band have taken—though to some extent Jordan and Sochynsky’s process remained the same as ever.
“Though it sounds a bit different than our previous albums, I don’t think we approached Dream Weapon any differently than the others,” Jordan said in a statement. “Michael and I take years to write and trade demos, with about 80 percent of our ideas landing on the cutting room floor. Once we have a rough song idea we both like, we write dozens of drafts of a song over months before we end up with a final demo.”
“I think one difference in our approach for this album was that we had a strong sense from the outset of what kind of vibe we wanted to create,” Sochynsky added. “Something more cohesive, meditative and hypnotic.”
Watch the video for “Dream Weapon” now: